A powder prepared in various colors, mixed with water and used to cover the surface of internal surfaces.
An up stand. A raised edging to a pavement or path.
The process of cutting grooves or kerfs across a board so as to make it flexible for bending.
Carpentry: timber or metal wedges used across or between two or more members to act as a tightening agent.
Plastering: the toughening of a surface to form a bond for subsequent work.
Strips of punched metal onto which shelves and similar fittings are supported.
A metal plate, or strip along the lower edge of a door to prevent the marring of the finish by shoe marks.
A term used when referring to timber which has been dried or seasoned with artificial heat in a kiln.
In roof framing, a tie rod of iron which replaces the king post.
Vertical timber tie used to connect the ridge and the tie beam of a roof, shaped at its lower end so as to afford bearing to two struts which support the middle points of the rafter.
In painting, to cover the knots in timber with a knotting preparation generally composed of shellac and methylated spirits.