metal lathing

metal lath, metal lathing, steel lathing

metal lath
A base for plaster fabricated: (a) by slitting metal and then stretching it to form a diamond-shaped mesh or (b) by punching and forming sheet metal. Usually classified as rib lath, diamond-mesh lath, sheet lath, or wire lath.
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All involved acknowledged that plaster walls are more expensive and more difficult to tear down, but say the craft of metal lathing has its place.