Lath


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lath

[lath]
(civil engineering)
A narrow strip of wood used in making a level base, as for plaster or tiles, or in constructing a light framework, as a trellis.
A sheet of material used as a base for plaster.

Lath

1. Originally a rough-sawn strip of wood fixed to timber framing with small gaps between adjacent laths as a ground for plaster. Now applied to other materials used for the same purposes, such as metal lath.
2. Narrow strips of wood that serve as a base for plaster, usually nailed to studs in walls or rafters in ceilings. See also: Douglas fir

lath

A building material used as a base for the application of plaster; see expanded metal lath, gypsum lath, metal lath, split lath, wood lath.
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When you try to hang a picture the slightest knock will remove the plaster from the lath.
This piece, itself constructed of lath and plaster, was meant to be as much a statement as a decoration.
2 Support the top and bottom lath with your fingers while you cut out about half of each to fit the rest of the box profile.
The Lath House replaced an older structure that sheltered approximately 700 young and tender plants that perform best in shade.
Classic lath and plaster was selected for the interior walls not only for esthetics and mold resistance but also because it's more durable than sheetrock and has a better fire rating," said John Coffey, president of Metallic Lath & Reinforcing Ironworkers Local 46 in New York.
The saw will help keep dust down and allow the timber lath and studs to be removed in larger sections.
Dietrich offers the largest selection of cold-formed steel framing and drywall finishing products including drywall and structural metal stud framing, contour flexible track framing, floor joists, roof trusses, metal lath, fire-rated assemblies including h-stud for area separation and CT studs for shaft walls.
The Local 46 also represents the booming reinforced concrete trade, which uses techniques similar to lath and plastering, but with heavier materials.
The prefabricated shell will be laid on the ground, and gradually raised, a process which will bend and twist the lath squares into diamond shapes.
Tearing old-fashioned plaster and wood lath off walls is hard, filthy work.
Resting on the wing walls and the 2-by-6s, a sheet of 1/4-inch plywood serves as the bottom of the counter, A layer of building felt covers the plywood, and stucco corner lath was bent and nailed around the plywood's perimeter.
Enough galvanized expanded metal lath to cover the floor, with an extra 12-in.