where to find lattic moulding?


M

Mike

Hi,

I have a small project where I want to build walls similar to the slat
and plaster construction method of decades ago. Where can I find lattic
moulding. Ideally in 14' lengths, but 8' is ok (I'll splice).

Mike
 
P

PeterD

Hi,

I have a small project where I want to build walls similar to the slat
and plaster construction method of decades ago. Where can I find lattic
moulding. Ideally in 14' lengths, but 8' is ok (I'll splice).

Mike
Are you talking lathe and plaster walls (and ceilings?) If yes, you need
rough cut lathe strips (smooth cut won't hold plaster as well) and
special plaster with a binder (was horse hair in the 'good old days') to
do this.

I'd guess any good mill yard could probably cut the lathe you need, just
tell them you want it as rough as possible. I see no reason you could
not rip down some good 2x4s though (again in the old days) they probably
used better lumber that was more dimensionally stable.
 
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jloomis

In my part of the world, they sell redwood lattice.
It is rough, sap grade and better, 1/4" x 1 1/2" or so.....
It comes in 8' lengths.
Also redwood bender board that is 3" wide by 1/4" or less and it comes in
long lengths.
I would imagine a person could contact a lattice mill here and just get an
order also.
If you want I can find out what mills to call.
jloomisconstruction.com

"Mike" wrote in message
Hi,

I have a small project where I want to build walls similar to the slat
and plaster construction method of decades ago. Where can I find lattic
moulding. Ideally in 14' lengths, but 8' is ok (I'll splice).

Mike
 
M

Mike

Are you talking lathe and plaster walls (and ceilings?) If yes, you need
rough cut lathe strips (smooth cut won't hold plaster as well) and
special plaster with a binder (was horse hair in the 'good old days') to
do this.

I'd guess any good mill yard could probably cut the lathe you need, just
tell them you want it as rough as possible. I see no reason you could
not rip down some good 2x4s though (again in the old days) they probably
used better lumber that was more dimensionally stable.
It's a similar idea, yes. I want to use the slats to form complex curves
in a wall. I'll not use plaster for this project. I expect to sand smooth
and something like clear varnish or clear polyureathane. I tried this
with 4'x8' sheets of luan. I don't have the experience to make it look
like what's in my mind. I think the slats may look good.

How do I search for a mill yard to get roughly 1144 board feet of 2"
wide slats? That's 14'x728 and 8'x416 boards all 2" wide. If I used
lattice it would 1 3/8" (1.375") wide.

Mike
 
M

Mike

In my part of the world, they sell redwood lattice.
It is rough, sap grade and better, 1/4" x 1 1/2" or so.....
It comes in 8' lengths.
Also redwood bender board that is 3" wide by 1/4" or less and it comes in
long lengths.
I would imagine a person could contact a lattice mill here and just get an
order also.
If you want I can find out what mills to call.
jloomisconstruction.com

"Mike" wrote in message
Hi,

I have a small project where I want to build walls similar to the slat
and plaster construction method of decades ago. Where can I find lattic
moulding. Ideally in 14' lengths, but 8' is ok (I'll splice).

Mike
What part of the world is that? Are the boards available in pine rather than redwood?

Mike
 
P

PeterD

It's a similar idea, yes. I want to use the slats to form complex curves
in a wall. I'll not use plaster for this project. I expect to sand smooth
and something like clear varnish or clear polyureathane. I tried this
with 4'x8' sheets of luan. I don't have the experience to make it look
like what's in my mind. I think the slats may look good.

How do I search for a mill yard to get roughly 1144 board feet of 2"
wide slats? That's 14'x728 and 8'x416 boards all 2" wide. If I used
lattice it would 1 3/8" (1.375") wide.

Mike
I'd consider using ply, ripped down, if you are bending and molding it.
There's a lumber yard that cuts and mills near me, but since I don't
know where you are...
 
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jloomis

Fort Bragg, Calif.
All the boards are made with 2nd and 3rd growth material.
Usually the outside of the tree and some redwood.
It is what they make grape stakes, garden stakes,
and "B" grade wood products.

john

"Mike" wrote in message
In my part of the world, they sell redwood lattice.
It is rough, sap grade and better, 1/4" x 1 1/2" or so.....
It comes in 8' lengths.
Also redwood bender board that is 3" wide by 1/4" or less and it comes in
long lengths.
I would imagine a person could contact a lattice mill here and just get an
order also.
If you want I can find out what mills to call.
jloomisconstruction.com

"Mike" wrote in message
Hi,

I have a small project where I want to build walls similar to the slat
and plaster construction method of decades ago. Where can I find lattic
moulding. Ideally in 14' lengths, but 8' is ok (I'll splice).

Mike
What part of the world is that? Are the boards available in pine rather than
redwood?

Mike
 

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