|Badly water damaged moulding had been patched numerous times.||Section is removed to make a template.|
|We got the section off in two pieces.||I got an aluminum sign to make templates out of from the scrap metal yard on Kenilworth Avenue. Somehow, Rebuilding DC seemed appropriate for this project.|
|Metal is filed and fitted by filing a little at a time.||I made the metal in 3 pieces and screwed it to a wood back
took me 12 hours to make this template.
|Mouldings and sagging area of ceiling torn out.||Ceiling is filled with metal lath and moulding plaster and lime. Carlos straightens ceiling with a rod. The ceiling must be dead straight at the moulding for all this to work.|
|Template is screwed to a bottom piece, or a sled, and a brace is attached.||After putting up metal lath, moulding is filled a little at a
and run with the template.
Straight lumber is screwed to the wall for the sled to ride on.
|A close up showing the moulding detail.||The gap between the mouldings is filled and tooled. Here, a special tool is used to fill the round members.|
|The inside corners, or miters, are tooled in with rods called
The miters take a long time and will have their own review next update. Please check back.