There’s been a lot of activity at Code Red this week! We’ve started board forming the concrete, which involves constructing plywood formed walls that hold the concrete in place while it cures.
This process is very labor intensive and demands a detailed craftsmanship in the form work.
Before being nailed into the wood base with an air gun, the 1 X 6 X 16 ply is sanded and shaved on all four sides in order to avoid any overlapping offsets or seepage into the grain.
Once curing is complete the forms are removed to reveal an exposed formed structure.
This allows for the smoothest wood grain texture finish in the cast concrete surface.
The resulting effect is a polished yet industrial material- you know you want to touch it!