I am looking to decorate one of my bedrooms in my 120 years old home. The previous owners took the plaster off the lath and did a poor job of drywalling over the lath. I would like to remove the drywall and lath and do a cleaner job of it. While inspecting what's behind the drywall I found that the wall has large horizontal timber nailed to the double brick wall which seems to be plastered on the inside as well.. Has anyone seen this type of construction before?
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