Glossary

Architraves

The decorative feature around a doorframe usually nailed directly to the frame.

Balustrading

The general term for stair parts, which includes; spindles, handrails, newel posts, and base rails.

Chamfered

A round moulding shape on timber or MDF. Usually machined into the timber in a factory.

Facia Boards

Timbers fitted at the bottom edge of a roof with guttering attached to it.

MDF

Medium Density Fibre Board

Mitre

The craftsmen's way of joining two pieces of moulded timber or MDF, giving an attractive angled join. (e.g. skirting boards around an external corner.)

Mortice Lock

A lock, which is fitted inside the structure of a door, therefore giving more security.

Nogging

Timbers fitted between solid uprights to give extra strength and stability.

Ogee

A shaped moulding on timber or MDF. Usually machined into the timber in a factory.

Parquet Flooring

Three layers of timber, which gives a more stable finished board, much less likely to warp than a solid plank, as in plywood. The top layer being the chosen timber (e.g. Oak) which is treated with several layers of hard wearing oil or lacquer.

Rockwool Insulation

Soft insulation, usually orange in colour, which is used for thermal insulation.

Scribed

The craftsmen's way of joining two pieces of moulded timber or MDF, giving an attractive angled join. (e.g. skirting boards which meet at an internal corner.)

Tanalised

A system that impregnates preservative into timber under pressure.

Taurus

A shaped moulding on timber or MDF. Usually machined into the timber in a factory.

Tongue & Groove

A joint used to join two pieces of timber along their length.

Veneer

A thin layer of timber taken from a section around the circumference of a tree.

Wood Plugs

Round shaped plugs made out of timber, which can be fitted into screw holes, using glue. These cover the screws and give a more natural appearance.