A window, or row of windows, in the upper part of a room where it can admit light from above an adjacent roof
A comprehensive guide to the most common timber terms from A to Z.
Close- Grained Wood
Wood with narrow, inconspicuous growth rings. The term is sometimes used to designate wood having small and closely spaced pores, but in this sense the term "fine textured" is more often used.
Similar to a wood screw except larger and with a hexagonal head so that it can be turned with a spanner.
Wood with wide conspicuous growth rings in which there is considerable difference between earlywood and latewood. The term is sometimes used to designate wood with large pores, but in this sense the term "coarse textured" is more often used.
The flattening of single cells or rows of cells during the drying or pressure treatment of wood. Often characterised by a caved-in or corrugated ("washboarded") appearance of the wood surface.
A horizontal board that connects pairs of rafters on opposite roof slopes.
A free standing axially loaded compression member, usually vertical.
A state or condition of being pushed or shortened by a force
A state or condition of bDeformation or fracture of wood fibres across the grain resulting from excessive compression along the grain. eing pushed or shortened by a force
A fabricated or cast metal bracket into which timber structural members abut, used to joint timber compression elements to other structural members.
A treatment applied to equilibrate the moisture content of wood to a particular value.
The sustainable use of forest resources in a manner that does not degrade the collective resource values of a region over the long term
A piece of flat steel fixed over a butt joint between timber beams to provide a continuos tension connection.
A vertical or horizontal gap, filled or unfilled, to accommodate differential movement between various elements of a construction
A length of timber laid horizontally on the top of a column to transfer loads and to provide a seat for beams. A compound corbel includes several lengths of timber instead of one.
Species - An adjustment of the readings of the resistance-type electrical moisture meter to compensate for different species of wood. Corrections are tabulated in AS/NZS 1080 1:1997 Temperature - An adjustment of the readings of the resistance-type electrical moisture meter to compensate for changes in the temperature of wood. Corrections are tabulated in AS/NZS 1080 1:1997
A defined area of forest, usually with consistent characteristics.
A metal sleeve threaded internally and used to connect threaded rods or bolts
Increase in deformation following prolonged loading.
A cut in an unseasoned joist, bearer or stud designed to reduce movement in a floor or wall as the structural timber seasons.