November 15, 2021

Massive Wall of Plaster in Cambridge

Mike Hume takes you back to our Cambridge project, where you’ll be wowed by a massive wall that is ready for plaster. And he’ll point out some cool and innovative design features we’re using to not only shed light on the stairs but make the sound of your footsteps disappear.


We are ready to plaster and it’s going to be a killer day! The staging has been erected, and the plan is in place: In one shot, using the manpower of at least five guys plastering and three tenders, the goal is to knock out plastering the wall in one shot. And this isn’t just any wall—it’s roughly 30 ft wide and 18 ft high. Talk about a massive undertaking! But the end result will be the best product we can deliver with no blends. The homeowner is going to love it!  


The stairs leading up to the second floor will be washed in light from a series of recessed lights. They will be plastered in, and then we’ll go through with a straight edge and set all the light trims in line with the corner beam up above. Once the plaster is completed, everything will be on the same plane, perfectly flat and straight.  


At NS Builders, we are known for “intentionally crafted” designs that add not only to the overall function, but create that “wow factor.” These stairs are no exception. We’re going to have ¼-in steel plates that get bent for a riser and a sub-tread. Next, the really cool part: On the sub-tread, we’ll add ¼-in mass loaded vinyl to act as a separator to reduce or dampen noise transmission—no squeaky or hollow sounds as you walk up the stairs. Finally, a 1-in thick oak tread will be placed on top.

It’s time to discover what NS Builders can intentionally craft for you! Contact us today to get started on your custom dream home. Together, we can make it happen.

—Nick Schiffer


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