A comprehensive guide to the most common timber terms from A to Z.
Timber that is sawn so that the growth rings are inclined at less than 45 degrees to the wide face.
A rigid or flexible barrier used to direct and control the flow of air.
In drying, a group of timber with similar drying and product characteristics.
Structural member, other than a triangulated frame, which supports load primarily by its internal resistance to bending.
A sub floor timber beam placed across piers or stringers and supporting floor joists
An artificial ridge of earth
Any angle not at 90 degrees. Also, a tool for marking such an angle.
The breaking down of timber by natural or biological agents such as fungi and insects.
Biodiversity is the variety of all life forms: the different plants, animals and micro-organisms, their genes and the ecosystems of which they are a part. Biodiversity underpins the processes that make life possible.
All living animals and plants