Because the terminology in Timber can be overwhealming, here we have a list of the most used terms in the industry:
Timber has been dried naturally by the air usually under cover to a moisture content of 15% to 20%
A moulding used to surround an opening to cover the gap between joinery and the adjoining work.
A railing; A series of rails or columns joined by a top rail.
Term applied generally to timber from the Baltic States.
An endless ribbon saw rotating around two pulley wheels used for curved work in joinery and cabinet making.
A long thin piece of rectangular shaped material used to support roof tiles or cover joints between paneling.
Structural timber which is supported at 2 or 4 points.
A length of timber placed across piers or a series of stringers.
In carpentry a slope from the horizontal or vertical angle.
A marring in the appearance of timber that is not serious enough to be classed as a defect.
A wood boring insect at the beetle or lava stage which burrows into the wood or between bark and wood.
A condition that develops after a tree has been injured which cover the wound.
A type of long thin weatherboards which overlap one another horizontally on an outside wall.
A panel which is produced by bonding together particles of wood and wood chips, also known as particleboard.
Timber which is clear of any imperfections.
The outer covering of the external walls to a frame of a building.
A moulding at the junction of a ceiling and wall.
Length x width x depth.
To strip a tree from its bark.
Timber used for surfacing bridges, wharves and out-door home areas.
A round timber rod used to hang curtains. Dowel is used in carpentry to fit between two holes in two adjacent pieces.
Timber which has been finished to a smooth surface on one or more sides.
Timber boards which have been prepared for flooring.
Timber that is used to form up te basic structure of a building.
A structure which supports a load.
Timber which has been seasoned in a kiln to a specific or selected moisture content.
The behaviour of timber when it is planned, drilled, sawn or worked by hand or with a machine.
Not load-bearing or not supporting in function.
The sawn size of the timber prior to being dressed.
The Lumber/wood from trees cut and prepared for use as building material.
Insects which are very active destroying woody material in tropical and subtropical areas of the world.
Timber which is freshly cut and still has a high moisture content.
Support – post, struts and rafters supporting a roof, bridge or structure.
Timber which has been dried to stabilise water content to 10% to 15%.
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.