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Unit 16 - Windows, Doors, & Stairs
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The trim around a window or door.
A framework on which a skylight is mounted.
Sheet metal strips used to seal a roof or wall against leakage.
Material such as glass or plastic used in windows, skylights, and doors.
The external angle formed by the meeting of two adjacent sloping sides.
The top and sides of a door or window frame that are in contact with the door or sash.
The glass inserts in a door.
A thin framework used to secure panes of glass in a door.
the horizontal member of a window sash or panel door.
The part of a window that holds the glass.
The lowest member of a window or exterior door frame.
The vertical member of a window sash or panel door.
A supporting column or member; a support for a railing, particularly one of the upright columns of a balustrade.
A stairway that has solid walls on each side.
A winding stairway built around a well. Examples include circular, elliptical, and spiral stairs.
A rail secured to uprights and erected along the exposed sides and ends of platform stairs, etc.
A member supported on brackets from a wall or partition to furnish a handhold.
The vertical and clear space in height between a stair tread and the ceiling or stairs above.
A stair stringer with horizontal and vertical grooves cut (mortised) on the inside to receive the ends of the risers and treads. Wedges covered with glue are often used to hold the risers and treads in place in the grooves.
A horizontal area at the end of a flight of stairs or between two flights of stairs.
An upright post supporting the handrail at the top and bottom of a stairway or at the turn of a landing; also, the main post about which a circular staircase winds or a stone column carrying the inner ends of the treads of a spiral stone staircase.
the portion of the stair tread that extends beyond the face of the riser.
A stairway that is open on at least one side.
A board that serves as a pattern for marking cuts for stairs. The shortest side is the height of the riser cut, and the next longer side is the width of the tread. This is used mainly when there is great repetition such as in production housing.
The vertical dimension of a set of stairs. Also called the total rise.
rise and run
A term used to indicate the degree of incline.
A vertical board under the tread of a stair step; in other words, a board set on edge for connecting the treads of a stairway.
The horizontal distance from the face of the first or upper riser to the face of the last or lower riser. Also called the total run.
a baseboard or finishing board at the junction of the interior wall and floor. Also called a finished stringer.
A compartment extending vertically through a building into which stairs are placed.
The inclined member that supports the treads and risers of a stairway.
The horizontal member of a step.
the vertical distance from the top of one stair tread to the top of the next one above it; also called the stair rise.
The horizontal distance from the face of one riser to the face of the next riser.
A type of geometrical staircase that changes direction by means of winders or a landing and winders. The stair opening is relatively wide, and the balustrade follows the curve with only a newel post at the bottom.
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