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Timber Terminology

 Air Dried
Timber has been dried naturally by the air usually under cover to a moisture content of 15% to 20%
 Architrave
A moulding used to surround an opening to cover the gap between joinery and the adjoining work.
 Balustrade
A railing; A series of rails or columns  joined by a top rail.  
 Baltic (Pine)
Term applied generally to timber from the Baltic States
 Band Saw
An endless ribbon saw rotating around two pulley wheels used for curved work in joinery and cabinet making.
 Batten
A long thin piece of rectangular shaped material used to support roof tiles or cover joints between paneling. 
 Beam
Structural timber which is supported at 2 or 4 points.
 Bearer
A length of timber placed across piers or a series of stringers.
 Bevel
In carpentry a slope from the horizontal or vertical angle.
 Blemish
A marring in the appearance of timber that is not serious enough to be classed as a defect.
 Bond
Adhesion
 Borer
A wood boring insect at the beetle or lava stage which burrows into the wood or between bark and wood.
 Callus
A condition that develops after a tree has been injured which cover the wound.
 Chamferboard
A type of long thin weatherboards which overlap one another horizontally on an outside wall.
 Chipboard
A panel which is produced by bonding together particles of wood and wood chips, also known as particleboard.
 Clear timber
Timber which is clear of any imperfections.
 Cladding
The outer covering of the external walls to a frame of a building
 Cornice
A moulding at the junction of a ceiling and wall.
 Cubic Metres
Length x width x depth.
 Debark
To strip a tree from its bark.
 Decking
Timber used for surfacing bridges, wharves and out-door home areas.
 Dowel
A round timber rod used to hang curtains.   Dowel is used in carpentry to fit between two holes in two adjacent pieces.
 Dressed Timber
Timber which has been finished to a smooth surface on one or more sides.
 Flooring
Timber  boards which have been prepared for flooring
 Framing Timber
Timber that is used to form up te basic structure of a building
 Joist
A structure which supports a load
 Kiln dried
Timber which has been seasonsed in a kiln to a specific or selected moisture content
 Non-Structural
Not load-bearing or not supporting in function.
 Nominal Size
The sawn size of the timber prior to being dressed.  
 Timber
The Lumber/wood from trees cut and prepared for use as building material.
 Termites
Insects which are very active destroying woody material in tropical and subtropical areas of the world.
 True Wood
Timber which is freshly cut and still has a high moisture content.
 Truss
Support - post, struts and rafters supporting a roof, bridge or structure.
 Seasoned timber
Timber which has been dried to stabilise water content to 10% to 15%.
 Sawn 
This is a timber that has not been dressed or sawn
 T & G
Tongue and Groove flooring where the boards have been joined along the length. One with the tongue and the other with the groove.
 
 



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