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AlkaSeltzer

09:08PM | 09/17/08
Member Since: 09/17/08
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I recently came into possession of an old 1920 clabbered house. The city is interested in making it a historical house. With this I can do work on the house using era codes.

That aside, I personally want to keep the house to the era, and I'm looking for help in finding someone who does old style redwood lathe and plaster, for the walls AND ceilings. I know some will probably say just replace with new materials, as that's what every contractor I've talked too has said, but that isn't what I'm going for. I want to keep it original, down to the smallest details where I can.

I'm looking for one preferably in the Southern California area. But I am open to anyone else, just in case.

rhinoshield

11:24AM | 10/19/08
Member Since: 10/07/08
8 lifetime posts
I restored an old church years ago and the was ornate plaster moldings as well as the walls and ceilings. I ended up finding an older man that grew up doing plaster work in the days before drywall.

He was doing stucco work because the calls for plaster stopped coming in as new produts came into the market. He was a real find. He made templates of the existing moldings.etc., the way it was done during his hayday.

That might take some investigating to find someone like that but that seems to be the work the old plasterers have gone into around here. (Ga.) Good Luck with your project!
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