|"Steps" are made on
by nailing a 2x4 around the
chimney and filling in. This
is the first layer.
|The top step is
formed by nailing
2x4's around the bottom layer
and filling in. This takes about
3 applications to fill in all the
These chimney steps are my
design. They are to keep water
and ashes from running down
the chimney and staining it, as
well as a decoration.
|A drip edge is made
on the soffit
by nailing a "V"-shaped strip of wood to the bottom. This keeps water from running back to the window
|Soffit filled and
ready for the finish coat.
This method is our design. They
make a metal joint for this, but I
like the home made look a lot
|Window sills are
made by forming
with lumber and filling in. The sills
keep water from getting in behind the stucco and popping it off.
|Maynor makes an
for running the window sills
|Soffits (eaves) are
prevent mortar from dripping on the finished wall.
|Putting the finish coat on the second floor.|
|A Truck smashed into the stucco arch at the Holiday Inn.||If you have
ever been to Old Town
Alexandria, you know where this is.
|Patching plaster in house remodeling where doors and walls were removed||This nice old arch is being duplicated at the entrance to kitchen (background)|