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[Cob] wood meets cob- transition materialsCharmaine Taylor dirtcheapbuilderbooks at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 14:53:28 PST 2009
TRANSITION materials: burlap, dress netting, cheesecloth, potato/onion poly sacking loose weave gauze fabric, rug weaving backer fabric, landscape cloth made of woven coir ( coconut fiber) any very open weave fabric material: place mats come to mind Hi I have seen burlap attached or wrapped around wood posts and then cobbed over. the burlap needs to be stapled or tightly attached so as not to pull loose... using string or tight wire wrapping works. -- Personally I have used cheesecloth dipped in clay and stretched tightly across studs as a plaster base ( against a woocdchip clay wall infill) the cheesecloth both stuck to the woodchip clay surface- and was able to host the clay plaster too to cover the 2x6s. this is in my old barn-turned-studio I have also used "dress netting"- a very fine web of mesh used for making skirts pouf out and for wedding dresses as the volumizer, most fashionable in the 50's- you can buy this poly fabric at .70 cents a 6' WIDE yard... so a little goes a long way. it comes in bright colors so you can see if you miss a spot. you can also lightly plaster/attach the netting to a FLAT wall/wallboard/particle board, then thinly skim a plaster layer over, let dry, and come back and add layers. I have used this with a lime+paper plaster to cover an ugly particleboard wall that couldn't be easily removed. not only did the lime plaster cover it, it also made the wall more fire resistant, as the lime plaster will not burn ( even with a flame at the surface) so it adds security. Ms. Charmaine Taylor/ Taylor Publishing Toll Free Order: 1-888-441-1632 www.dirtcheapbuilder.com www. papercrete.com PO Box 375, Cutten CA 95534
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