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The Natural Plaster Book: Earth, Lime, and Gypsum Plasters for Natural Homes

by Cedar Rose Guelberth (Author), Dan Chiras (Author), Deanne Bednar




Product Description
For builders of natural homes (straw bale, cob, adobe, rammed earth, and other
natural materials), this unique step-by-step guide takes the confusion out of
choosing, mixing, and applying natural plasters.

From principles to practicalities, and with every stage of the process
illustrated, The Natural Plasters Book details the entire process of plastering
with earth, lime, and gypsum for a long-lasting and durable finish. Starting
with an overview and history of the natural building movement, the book handles
a wide variety of topics including earthen plaster versus cement stucco, tools
and techniques of the trade, plaster recipes, and pigmenting plaster or painting
walls with natural paints. First-time builders will appreciate tips on common
mistakes (and how to avoid them) discussed at each stage of the plastering
process. Special focus is paid to the importance of planning and designing for
earthen plasters-before building begins.

The only comprehensive guide available on natural plasters, this book is written
for the growing number of people who have decided to build their own natural
homes as well as for professionals. Heavily illustrated with practical drawings
and photographs, it also includes an extensive resource guide listing books,
magazines, videos, builders, and suppliers.

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Cedar Rose Guelberth has been working with natural home construction and plaster
techniques for 25 years and is a nationally recognized natural building educator
and consultant. Dan Chiras is the author of fifteen books including The Natural
House: A Guide to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, Environmental Homes (ISBN:
1-890132578, Chelsea Green, 2000). Both authors live in Colorado.

Also Available
The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources
Straw Bale Building: How to Plan, Design, and Build with Straw


About the Author
Cedar Rose Guelberth has been working with natural home construction and plaster
techniques for 25 years and is a nationally recognized natural building educator
and consultant. Dan Chiras is the father of two boys, and the author of over 20
books on environmental issues and sustainability. He teaches courses on
renewable energy, green building and sustainability at Colorado College. His
free time is spent mountain biking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, playing music,
and gardening with his boys.


Product Details

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: New Society Publishers (July 1, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0865714495

 

 

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