Monday, March 3, 2008

Construction Terms I Have Learnt

Ridge Beam - The one at the very very top

Header - The wide board above the doors and the windows.

Purlins - The horizontal wood pieces on the trusses.

Joist - The heavy duty wood boards that support the floor

Riser - The "up" part of the stair

Tread - The "step" part of the stair

Gypsum - Also known as sheet rock - but saying gypsum makes you sound smart.

Friese Board - The trim piece that outlines the gable

Rafter - Old school roof construction. Like they made back in pioneer times. They built the roof on our house this way cause it was so dad blamed steep.

Truss - Factory made roof parts ordered and delivered to the site. The barn roof is constructed of trusses. We designed half of the trusses in a traditional manner and half we designed to house a loft, up under that there barn roof.


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