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How to Make Laths ~ by WoodlandsTV

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Here we see how to make traditional handmade wooden laths from Sweet Chestnut - used in lime plastering construction and heritage restoration work. Experts Justin Owen and his sons Jack and Curtis, and friend and colleague Bobby, carry out this skilled craft on the mixed woodland they coppice. Care is taken from the initial selection and cutting of the managed wood through to the stacking and storing of the bundles. The skilful splitting of the wood follows the grain to ensure the durability of each lath and the uneven surface of the laths offers additional grab for the lime plaster. To contact J.Owen Services - email [email protected] An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Posted in: Skills, Wood for Building ~ On: 27 May, 2015

13 comments so far

Laticia Cull
June 12, 2016

You can use woodprix instructions to build it yourself guys.

Jolynn Lockard
September 19, 2016

I can make it myself. Just got instructions from woodprix website and I'm ready for do it 😀

Corey Mcniel
October 20, 2016

im sure you'll build it yourself. I made it 2 weeks ago thanks to woodprix website.

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