I am constantly amazed at the mastery
of the finished cement and concrete work in Mexico
and it is no wonder as the prevalence of termites
makes the use of wood almost impossible.
These first four photos are from San Carlos, Sonora.
I believe they attach strips of wood to the wall as forms to create this detail.
For these windows a wood reverse template with a guide
is used to create the consistent pattern.
To see a photo of a similar technique go to the post:
I am guessing the medallion under the sill is made with a gypsum mold,
either prefab and then applied, or in place.
One of the most incredible cemeteries is in Alamos, Sonora.
Above and below, I am guessing, is some kind of cement stucco over brick.
I have no idea how old this crypt would be but the detail is amazing.
This equally amazing doorway is also in Alamos.
Detail of a garage door trim in San Carlos.
North of the border, I noticed this finely detailed trim on a house
in Silver City, New Mexico which proves
it can be done in this country.
For more on this subject go to the LABELS
on the right side bar and click on:
Cement And Concrete,
Cement And Concrete In Alamos Sonora,
Cement And Concrete In Mexico,
Doors Doorways Gates And Entryways,
and Windows And Skylights.
(Please Note: This is a rewrite of the post
Finished Cement, Doorways & Windows from 2/28/10.)