Questions about: lath-and-plaster

So here’s a strange story that I pull out every now and then. This post is the perfect place to retell it. When I was in High School, I played guitar in a few different rock / metal bands
One of the easiest mistakes to make when renovating a historic home is to tear down the old plaster walls and replace them with modern drywall and joint compound. This not only destroys the historic architecture and features that make a historic home
DEAR TIM: I'm doing some remodeling work and I have to construct some interior wood walls. I've not done this before and don't want to make mistakes. It doesn't see too hard, actually it appears to be cave-man simple
Once the surface is covered, go back over it, smoothing the plaster to an even thickness. Do not try to achieve perfect smoothness yet (Image 1). Leave the plaster to dry for another half hour, until it is harder, but still slightly damp (Image 2)
Would be much easier to do in plaster, even if textured. The images below, are of an old window opening, overlapped by a new double door install. As forgiving as that dark paint was (2007), if they painted that room white today (2016), it would still
There are many fixings on the market today and yet, as far as we are aware, no fixing is available for a good, solid, reliable fix to lathe and plaster. It’s a popular question on DIYdoctor and our many years of experience have taught us not to take
The closeup looks like cement based backer board used to hold tile in wet/damp locations. If so, that is not original. It would be very hard to restore to lathe/plaster throughout, especially if sections are missing
Cement board not close enough to tub how to fix,? I had a guy come to remodel the bathroom and he tore out everything and didn't come. back after I gave him some money and he didn't seem like he knew what he was doing. Only thing he did was screaming