A glue joint made by fitting carefully the edges together, spreading glue between them, and rubbing the pieces back and forth until the pieces are well rubbed together.
A timber spliced by means of cutting various shapes of shoulders, or joggles, to fit each other.
Timbers supporting the floor boards.
The cut made by a saw.
An apparatus for rapid artificial drying.
The process of drying in a kiln.
A narrow, pointed window..
Narrow strips to support plastering.
Crossed wood or iron slats or bars.
The support of the second floor joists of a balloon-framed house, or for similar uses; a ribband.
A term describing the position of a line or plane when parallel to the surface of still water.
The section of a roof raised to form a substitute for a dormer window. An elevator or dumb waiter.
The piece of construction or finish, stone, wood, or metal, which is over an opening. A header.
A form of halved joint in wood. Upon metal roofs, the edges are turned over and lapped into each other, flattened down and soldered.
The end of a rafter, or the construction which projects beyond the sides of a house to support the eaves.
The shelf over a fireplace.
The method commonly used in making the best grades of flooring.
The bottom rail of the upper sash, and the top rail of the lower sash of a two-sash window.
A slender lofty turret.
The joint formed by pieces meeting at an angle.
An enriched block used under a cornice of the Corinthian order, and to some extent in the other orders.
The molding upon the top of a base board.
Used to cover the joint between the plancer and the frieze; also as a base molding upon heavy work, and sometimes as a member of a cornice.
Has a lip which overlaps the piece against which the back of the molding rests.
The cornice upon the gable edge of a pitch roof, the members of which are made to fit those of the molding of the horizontal eaves.
Shaped so as to form a support for picture hooks. Placed some distance from the ceiling upon the wall, to form the lower edge of the frieze.
The hole which is to receive a tenon, or any hole cut into or through a piece by means of a chisel; generally of rectangular shape.
The construction between the openings of a window frame made to accommodate two or more windows.
The vertical member between two panels of the same piece of panel work.
A projecting block under the corona of a Doric cornice; used in a manner similar to the modillion of a Corinthian cornice.
The main part of a church.
A small molding used to surround a column, forming a neck below the capital.
The principal post at the foot of a staircase; also the central support of a winding flight of stairs.
A cavity or recess; usually the receptacle for a bust or a piece of statuary.
The part of a stair tread which projects over the riser, or any similar projection; a term applied to the rounded edge of a board.
A molding consisting of two members, a hollow and a round; a compound curve. See Cyma.
A large bay window in a hall or chapel.
A round molding; a quarter round.
The sunken portion of a door; a depression in a wall lower than the surrounding portions.
A temporary movable building or tent.
The support of a column; generally consisting of a base, panel, and cornice
The triangular, ornamental facing of a portico, or similar decoration over doors and other openings; also applied to circular or other spaces.
A hanging ornament; a drop.
Masonry supports, set independently of the main foundation.
A square column, usually set within a wall.
Long posts driven into the soil in swampy locations or whenever it is difficult to secure a firm foundation, upon which the footing course of masonry, or timbers, are laid.
A slender turret, or the part of a building elevated above the main building.
The inclination, or slope of roofs or stairs.
A board sawed to the exact shape of a stair tread and riser, and used to lay out the stringers.
The under side of a cornice; a soffit.
The top piece of the walls of a frame building, upon which the roof rests.
The cut is a rafter which rests upon the plate; sometimes called the seat cut.
A projecting, vertically faced member, forming the lowest division of the base of a column.
The cut made at the top end of a rafter to allow it to fit against the ridge or the rafter of the other side.
An ornamental entrance way.
A covered space inclosed by columns at the entrance of a building; a porch. Pulley Stile. The member of a window frame which contains the pulleys, and between which the edges of the sash slide
A timber supporting rafters in the middle.