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    Wattle and daub is a building material used for making walls, in which a woven lattice of wooden strips called wattle is daubed with a sticky material usually made of some combination of wet soil, clay, sand, animal dung, and straw. This technique has been used for at least 6,000 years, and is still used in many parts of the world.

    The wattle is made by weaving thing branches (either whole, or more usually split) or slats between upright stakes. The wattle may be made as loose panels, slotted between timber framing to make infill panels, or it may be made in place to form the whole of a wall.

    Daub is generally created from a mixture of ingredients from three categories: binders, aggregates, and reinforcement. The daub can be mixed by hand, or by treading - either by humans or livestock. It is then applied to the wattle and allowed to dry.

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Check out this book to see the some of our nation’s Architectural History:

    Early American Architecture: From the First

    Colonial Settlements to the National Period

    by Hugh Morrison

    Wattle Chimneys like this one are exposed on the end so if it caught fire you could go outside and put it out. The roof also shelters it to keep the rain from washing all the clay away.

Archibald Cameron House - This wattle and daub chimney has not yet had the Daub added to it.

Wattle and Daub (Mud-n-Stick)