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This is on a firewood box at a camp built in 75.

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Plywood that has pea gravel adhered on one side. I don't know it's trade name. Was commonly used here for exterior finish on condo firewalls.

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Yup, I don't believe it's a "product" at all. It's a product mis-applied - pea gravel and epoxy resin - typically used over concrete slabs around pools to permit water through and off a surface without ponding.

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I feel a little stupid for not paying more attention to the substrate, but I thought for sure it was a durock type of sheet good under it.

It looks like it was cut with a circular saw. Hmm.

I was trying to remember if I'd ever seen it on one the admin buildings at one of the nuke plants. Those plants supplied a lot of material to the construcion workers homes when they built.[;)]

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Plywood that has pea gravel adhered on one side. I don't know it's trade name. Was commonly used here for exterior finish on condo firewalls.

Marc

Marc, I just blew this pic up to see the cut better. It looks like the pebble is on a sheet of 1/8 inch plywood, on 1/2 cement board. Is that the same as what you're talking about?

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Plywood that has pea gravel adhered on one side. I don't know it's trade name. Was commonly used here for exterior finish on condo firewalls.

Marc

Marc, I just blew this pic up to see the cut better. It looks like the pebble is on a sheet of 1/8 inch plywood, on 1/2 cement board. Is that the same as what you're talking about?

If memory serves, it was more like 1/4 or 3/8th ply.

Marc

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"Aggregate-coated plywood" is the name of the product. It was popular at one time for exterior cladding, starting in the late 60s.

It's available today as stone-aggregate panels, but the substrate is now fiberglass/resin. It's mostly used for commercial building facades and extensively used for outdoor trash receptacle panel inserts.

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Now that I'm home and able to behold the stuff on a decent sized screen, I can see it's not epoxy resin. Interesting! Never seen it. I wonder if it can be had with finished edges?

(It sure is ugly stuff...)

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Made me go all nostalgic for a bit there. It's not the same product, but the look is something called pebble-dash in England. Basically gravel thrown at wet plaster over masonry walls. Very, very common on house exteriors where I grew up.

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Visit the East coast Richard, and you'll find it isn't unusual here on old buildings (mid-1850s through the early 1920s). But, like the old Church I discussed in an earlier thread, it often gets covered over with a limewash at some point.

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Needs more glass in it.

This is 1940's stucco on a 1910 wood frame house.

Is there a band called 'Pebbledash'? There should be.

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