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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Also known as lathing strips, pieces of lumber approx. 1/4" x1 1/2" used as a support structure for plaster walls.
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    plaster lath: Houses: CapeLinks Cape Cod Photos

    Lathing strips are still available at lumber yards and home centers and have many theatrical uses.
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    Lath, Lath Strips, Sticks, Lumber Stacking, Wood Strips from DSL Mills in British Columbia

    Also may refer to metal mesh used instead of wood to support walls and ceilings after 1950.
     

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