153. Under the heading of interior finish is included all the finished woodwork used inside of a building and put up so as to form an integral part of it; this term also generally includes all work put up after the building is plastered. For distinguishing between the finish that is affixed to the walls, as casings, baseboards, wainscoting, beams, cornices, etc., and cases, cupboards, drawers, shelves, etc., the former is often referred to as the "standing finish" while the latter is classed as "fittings."Fittings or fixtures for stores, etc., are generally put in by the tenant, and are not usually included in the contract for the interior finish, but in dwellings everything necessary to complete the building ready for occupancy should be included in the specifications along with the standing finish.
As the primary object of the standing finish is to cover up the rough work and make a finish where the plaster joins the frames, or else to protect the plaster walls, an ornamental appearance is the chief requirement of the work, and to this end smooth surfaces - free from knots, sap or other defects - close joints and freedom from warp • ing and shrinking are necessary, rather than strength and durability.