The room use to look like this, nice eh! The A frame truss had broken and the roof was also collapsing pushing out the front wall (which typically had next to no foundation). The wall was rebuilt on a decent foundation with cob blocks and the building was re roofed. Most of the house was finished bar the dining room and spare bedroom(and some odd bit here and there).
So back to the spare room, first I had to finish some walling that was left and then, re plaster the whole room.
All the plastering is traditional lime plaster and takes a while to cure. The walls had two back coats and a finish coat. There was about seven days between coats.
Before the final coat on the front wall could be done I needed to fit the window board and wooden shelf. I wanted to make these out of local oak so went of to see my mate Dan who works with it to make timber frame building so has a good stock.
First I trimmed off the sap wood and cut it to size