THE WOOD GLOSSARY




Wood terms beginning with:

A B C D E F G H IJK L M N O PQ R S T UV W XYZ


Nail / Screw Holding - A measure of how well the wood holds fasteners when a force is applied to the fastener.

Poor: Nails/screws easily pulled out.
Fair: Nails/screws somewhat easy to pull out.
Average: Nails/screws hold well.
Fine: Nails/screws somewhat difficult to pull out.
Excellent: Nails/screws extremely difficult to pull out.

Natural characteristics - Characteristics which occur naturally in a tree as it grows, as apparent in a piece of lumber.

Natural Defects Defects that result from how a tree grows such as knots, decay, wind shake, radial cracks, bird peck, etc.

Nominal measure - The "board measure" contents of lumber when calculated from measurements of named sizes; same as gross measure.

Nominal size - As applied to timber or lumber, the size by which it is known and sold in the market. This often differs from the actual size.



The Wood Glossary






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