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Nicholas Eiffler

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Plank
Skillet
Stone plinth
Tallow
Thatch
Timber
Trencher
Wattle and daub

Wattle and daub

This was often the infill, the bit that filled in between the timbers.

Wattle was the hazel twigs that were woven together to make a frame.
Daub was a mixture of things, often 80% clay, 10% straw or horse hair, and 10% cow or horse muck (to help it all stick together).
The daub was pressed on by hand to build up a layer.
This was then covered with a lime plaster.
The lime plaster was often coloured.

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