BuildEazy Logo color break
    

Glossary of Terms

thinking man

Glossary of Terms

A   B   C   DE   FG   HIJ   KL   MNO   P   QR   S   TUVWXYZ you are on this page

Words beginning with T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

- T -

T & G: Tongue and groove. A joint in which a protrusion (tongue) that runs along the edge of a board fits into a matching groove that runs along the edge of another board. Boards shaped with a tongue on one edge and a groove on the other so that they can be fitted together without gaps.

TENON: A projection at the end of a piece of wood that is shaped to fit into a mortise and form a mortise joint. The projecting end (usually rectangular) piece of a wood that is inserted into a mortise (matching slot).

TIMBER PROFILE: See PROFILES.

TOE KICK: An recess or indentation at the bottom of a cabinet to provide room to allow the user to stand closer without 'kicking the toe'. Also the Space from the top of one tread to the bottom of the next.

TONGUE AND GROOVE: A joint in which a protrusion (tongue) that runs along the edge of a board fits into a matching groove that runs along the edge of another board. Boards shaped with a tongue on one edge and a groove on the other so that they can be fitted together without gaps.

TOP PLATE: The top horizontal framing member of the wall.

TREATED: Pressure treated. Refers to lumber that is treated in such a way that the sealer is forced into the pores of the wood. Refers to lumber pressure sprayed with chemicals to lengthen its life expectancy for outside use or inground applications.

TRIMMER: Under stud; Framing member that is cut to fit between the bottom PLATE and the HEADER.

- U -

UNDERLAY: A building paper that envelops the exterior walls or roof frame prior to the cladding being fixed. Reduces air movement and helps avoid the risk of water ingress.

UNDER STUD: TRIMMER;Framing member that is cut to fit between the bottom PLATE and the HEADER.

- V -

VENEER: A thin sheet of wood cut from a log.

VERTICAL: See PLUMB.

- W -

WALL CLADDING: The exterior surface of a wall.

WALL PLATE: wall plate, sole plate; The bottom horizontal framing member of the wall.

WANE: The presence of bark or lack of wood from any cause on the edge or corner of a piece of wood.

WENDY HOUSE: A small house for children to play in more suitable for girls.

WIRE DOG: D or Z shaped nails spiked at each end. Used to fix members together to resist uplift.

WOOD: Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees

WORKBENCH: Work table. A sturdy table with drawers and other conveniences. A strong worktable suitable for a carpenter.

WORKTABLE: Workbench. A sturdy table with drawers and other conveniences. A strong worktable suitable for a carpenter.