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
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15. Complete the first coat
Once the first coat is complete, allow at least 24 hours before putting on the second coat.
Apply the second coat
Allow at least 24 hours before putting on the second coat.
Spray the first coat with water to dampen it before applying the second coat. The second coat is easier than the first, because it will not fall through the wire netting and also you will have had more practice in plastering. Just grab a handful of plaster and spread it around. You can smooth it with your hands, a piece of wood or even use a hand brush. When dry, you can remove the PVC pipe that is at the bottom of the doorway by cutting it with a handsaw.