Wood Terms - A Lumber Glossary from A - Z

A complete "Woodipedia" of lumber terms for experts & amateur woodworkers alike.

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Woodipedia Index A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Wood Terms that Start with "Z"
Lumber Glossary Term Definition
  • Light golden-yellow heartwood with streaks of dark brown to almost black
  • Interlocked grain
  • Coarse texture and lustrous surface
  • Hard, heavy, and stable timber
  • Mainly used for decorative purposes
Zero Clearance Insert A blank insert for a table saw, the blade is raised up through it to create a kerf close to the sides of the blade.
  • Various shades of black heartwood
  • Irregular and wavy grain
  • Carves and turns nicely
  • Non-durable
  • Used for furniture, inlays, and turning.
Zoning Laws

Laws adopted by local governments that restrict the location and type of new construction.

Woodipedia Index A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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