[Editor’s note: this is the second part of a two-part story; Part I appeared in the February issue.]Before we form any walls, we scatter our 2-foot-by-8-foot MDO (medium density overlay) Plyform panels along the outside and inside of the footings. These forms are actually made of plywood, with a special MDO facing that increases their durability and prevents the grain of the plywood from transferring to the concrete. Plyform panels are available in various thicknesses; the ones we use are 1 1/8 inches thick and very heavy, so scattering them in advance allows us to simply roll them over and...

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