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Definition of Veneer

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Veneer

Extremely thin sheets of wood. Also a thin slice of wood or brick or stone covering a framed wall.



Related Terms:

Brick Veneer

A vertical facing of brick laid against and fastened to sheathing of a framed wall or tile wall construction.


Concrete Block

A hollow concrete 'brick' often 8" x 8" x 16" in size. Often used in low rise commercial and some residential construction. The original design and use is attributed to the architect Frank Lloyd Wright.


Z-Bar Flashing

Bent, galvanized metal flashing that is installed above a horizontal trim board of an exterior window, door, or brick run. It prevents water from getting behind the trim/brick and into the home.


Area Walls

Corrugated metal or concrete barrier walls installed around a basement window to hold back the earth.


Balloon Framed Wall

framed walls (generally over 10' tall) that run the entire vertical length from the floor sill plate to the roof. This is done to eliminate the need for a gable end truss.



Bull Nose Drywall

Rounded drywall corners.


Cantilever

A projecting structure supported on one end, such as a balcony.


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Construction Documents

All drawings, specifications and addenda associated with a specific construction project.


Gable End Wall

The triangular end of an exterior wall above the eaves formed under a gable roof.


aterial used to cover the interior framed areas of walls and ceilings



Knee Wall

A wall-like structure that supports roof rafters.


Load-Bearing Wall

Includes all exterior walls and any interior wall that is aligned above a support beam or girder. Normally, any wall that has a double horizontal top plate.


Nonbearing Wall

A wall supporting no load other than its own weight.


Quarry Tile

A man-made or machine-made clay tile used to finish a floor or wall. Generally 6" X 6" X 1/4" thick.


Trombe Wall

A passive solar wall, usually masonry or concrete, used for passing heat from one room (like a sun room or solar garden room) to another.


Wall Out

When a painter spray paints the interior of a home.



 

 

 

 

 

 

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