Gable to Gypsum

By The Old House Web

 

Gable. In house construction, the portion of the roof above the eave line of a double-sloped roof.

 

Gable end. An end wall having a gable.

 

Gloss enamel. A finishing material made of varnish and sufficient pigments to provide opacity and color, but little or no pigment of low opacity. Such an enamel forms a hard coating with maximum smoothness of surface and a high degree of gloss.

 

Gloss (paint or enamel). A paint or enamel that contains a relatively low proportion of pigment and dries to a sheen or luster.

 

Girder. A large or principal beam of wood or steel used to support concentrated loads at isolated points along its length.

 

Grain. The direction, size, arrangement, appearance, or quality of the fibers in wood.

 

Grain, edge (vertical). Edge-grain lumber has been sawed parallel to the pith of the log and approximately at right angles to the growth rings; i.e., the rings form an angle of 45 degrees or more with the surface of the piece.

 

Grain, flat. Flat-grain lumber has been sawed parallel to the pith of the log and approximately tangent to the growth rings, i.e., the rings form an angle of less than 45 degrees with the surface of the piece.

 

Grain, quartersawn. Another term for edge grain.

 

Grounds. Guides used around openings and at the floorline to strike off plaster. They can consist of narrow strips of wood or of wide subjambs at interior doorways. They provide a level plaster line for installation of casing and other trim.

Grout. Mortar made of such consistency (by adding water) that it will just flow into the joints and cavities of the masonry work and fill them solid.

 

Gusset. A flat wood, plywood, or similar type member used to provide a connection at intersection of wood members. Most commonly used at joints of wood trusses. They are fastened by nails, screws, bolts, or adhesives.

 

Gutter or eave trough. A shallow channel or conduit of metal or wood set below and along the eaves of a house to catch and carry off rainwater from the roof.

 

Gypsum plaster. Gypsum formulated to be used with the addition of sand and water for base coat plaster.



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