Hello. I am new to this group, i hope you all can help us!
We started tearing off the paneling in a section of our home, and are finding it to be quite a project. The plaster crumbled out as we tore out the paneling and we now have the lath wall left.
What our poblem is, is we cant find the studs, the horizontal lath is nailed to vertical running lath which is nailed to what looks like 1 x 8 inch boards running horizontal.
DO you think we need to get all the way down to the bare studs or would we be safe putting the sheetrock right up over the lath or boards. I cant find anything on the internet about these boards. We have never been able to locate studs with a stud finder and now we find out why!
Anyone ever sheetrocked over lath?
I hope someone can help this is our first home, it was built in 1865.