How to make an elf cave
Page 01: Preface, introduction, safety stuff
Page 02: About measurements, tools, materials
Page 03: Construct the pipe frame
Page 04: Pipe frame, about the wire netting
Page 05: Apply the wire netting
Page 06: Make the door, a dabble into plaster
PROJECT INDEX CONTINUED
Page 07: Make a mix of plaster
Page 08: Plaster at leisure
Page 09: Apply the second coat (cement plaster)
Page 10: A few important notes
Page 11: User Comments/Photos
Video: See a short clip at Youtube
13. Plaster at leisure
You don't have to do it all at once. You can spread it over days if you need to,
but allow at least 24 hrs before continuing to allow the previous work to harden.
You can do as much or as little as you like each session.
Sometimes it might be necessary to put a timber prop on the inside against the wire netting to stop the wiring from sagging in too much under the weight of the plaster.
14. Clean around the sides
After each session, allow a couple of hours for the plaster to firm a bit (or even wait until early next morning), and then cut and remove excess plaster from around the bottom edge with a spade. This will be difficult to do if the plaster has been allowed to set too hard.