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A complete "Woodipedia" of lumber terms for experts & amateur woodworkers alike.
|Lumber Glossary Term||Definition|
The groove left in a board when cut by a saw blade.
The blade on a crawler used to clear unwanted vegetation in preparation for planting tree seedlings.
When a work-piece is thrown back in the opposite direction the cutter is turning.
|Kiln||In lumber drying, a kiln is a room or building where air circulation, moisture, and temperature are controlled to dry wood.|
Lumber that has been dried in a kiln (See Kiln).
A central, vertical post extending from the bent plate or girt to the junction of the rafters at roof peak.
A form of warp characterized by abrupt deviation from straightness or flatness due to either localized grain distortion (as around knots) or to deformation by misplaced stickers.
Unit of weight or force equivalent to 1,000 pounds.
A short diagonal timber placed between the horizontal and vertical members of the frame to make them rigid.
A design feature that allows a piece of furniture to be easily disassembled by the use of special hardware or joinery.
A branch or limb embedded in a tree and cut through in the process of manufacturing. Knots are classified according to occurrence, quality, and size. In lumber, the size classifications are: Pin knot, one not over ½-inch in diameter; Small, a knot larger then ½-inch but not over ¾-inch; Medium, larger then ¾-inch but not over 1 ½-inch; Large, over 1 ½-inch in diameter.
Two or more knots grouped together as a unit with the fibers in the wood deflected around the entire unit.
Hydraulically operated loading boom whose mechanical action imitates the human arm.
Comparatively coarse paper particularly noted for its strength; unbleached grades are used primarily as a wrapping or packaging material.
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