Home Improvement & Carpentry Terms

How to Fix Scratches in Wooden Furniture

There are several ways to deal with a scratch in your wooden furniture.

1. A surface scratch can be camouflaged with a marker in a color that closely matches the color of your wood. Such special markers can be found in a hardware store, or in the hardware section of variety stores like Wal-Mart.

2. A scratch that is a little deeper than a surface scratch can likely be repaired with paste wax or even melting colored wax that matches the color of the furniture.

What is a Vaulted Ceiling in Carpentry Terms?

This refers to a ceiling usually found on the top story of the house in which the top is sloped in either coming to a point or a meeting between the slats and a horizontal flooring for the attic.

What is a Valley in Carpentry Terms?

The joining point between two gables. This forms a valley shaped point where the conflicting roof slopes come together.

What is a Carpentry Trimmer?

This is a wooden beam that is nailed down for support between the two ends of a roof frame to support the weight.

What is a Truss Joist I-Beam or TJI in Carpentry Terms?

A specially crafted item in framing that is commonly used with roof framing as well as in floors. It takes this name due to its shape being similar to an I-Beam girder.

What is a Carpentry Template in Simple Terms?

Simply a pattern used to cut or mold identical pieces. These are often used to mak sets of rafters, treads, risers, shingles, beams, and other items.

What is a Stringer in Carpentry Terms?

This is the beam or set of beams that hold up a staircase. Each individual step and riser is attached to this for support and structural integrity.

What is a Story Pole in Carpentry Terms?

This is simply a 2 by 4 with measured markings on it. Story poles are usually used in building and framing staircases, with each mark showing the height of an individual step.

What is Stick Framing in Carpentry Terms?

Business style of carpentry involving putting up one piece of wood at a time rather than putting up multiple panels or modules at one time.

What are Stair Gauges in Carpentry Terms?

Useful tools used for making repeated markings and measurements. A function similar lead to an adjustable ruler if you can imagine that.

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