Meet Byron Veal, the “Plaster Master,” and watch him create moldings from scratch for a historic Lower Garden District mansion in an exclusive Preservation in Print two-part series for YouTube.

Craftsman Byron Veal of Detailed Plastering & Stucco Systems makes replica ceiling and wall moldings from cast originals in a Lower Garden District home being restored by Wettermark & Keiffer Architects, LLC. Watch this Plaster Master create moldings from a Structo-Lite base using plaster and lime.

Click here to see Part II of this YouTube series.

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Excerpt from Preservation in Print:  “PRC Visits a Plaster Master” (Summer 2012, pages 30-31)

When architect John Wettermark started the restoration of his massive Lower Garden District center-hall cottage, he called craftsman Byron Veal. Follow along as Veal creates new two-piece crown moldings (that replicate the home’s originals) for the living room—then see him in action on Preservation in Print’s YouTube channel.

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About Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans (PRC)
PRC was founded in 1974 as a non-profit organization to promote the preservation, restoration and revitalization of New Orleans’ historic architecture and neighborhoods. The organization has restored nearly 1,400 properties citywide and has assisted countless individuals with their own renovation efforts through its outreach and advocacy programs. PRC provides resources and education to convey the economic, cultural and aesthetic importance of historic preservation in New Orleans and throughout the world. For more information about the PRC and its revitalization efforts, call 504.581.7032 or visit