Timber Glossary

The A to Z of everything timber.

The following terminologies are offered for your convenience. The definitions have been presented with the layman in mind so may not reflect the technical definitions detailed under the Building Code Of Australia (AS1684).

Simply click on the ‘+’ symbol alongside the relevant term to read more about it.

Air-Dried
Backspan
Balustrading
Batten, Ceiling
Batten, Roof
Beam
Beam, Ridge
Bearer
Birds Mouth
Bracing
Cantilever
Center
Defects
Dry See
Durability Class
Fascia
Gable
Green
Handrailing
Hardwood
Heartwood
Joist, Ceiling
Joist, Floor
Kiln Dried(KD)
Lintel
Load, Dead
Load, Live
Load Bearing
Lyctid Susceptible
Nail Laminated
Nogging
Non-Load Bearing
Overhang
Pitch
Plate, Bottom
Plate, Top The
Plate, Wall
Post
Rafter
Rail, Bottom
Rail, Mid
Rail, Top
Roof, Pitched
Roof, Truss
Sapwood
Seasoned
Shrinkage
Softwood
Spacing
Span
Span, Continuous
Span, Single
Structural Grade
Stud
Stud, Jack
Stud, Jamb
Stump
Sub-Floor Frame
Tolerance
Unseasoned
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