Oily Australian timber used for pilings as it is very durable against teredo infestation.


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POPPET

1. One of the timber and steel structures supporting the fore and aft ends of a ship for launching from sliding ways. 2. A spring-loaded ball engaging a notch; a ball latch.

POLING BOARD

A timber plank driven into soft soil to support the sides of an excavation.

PILE BENT

A row of timber or concrete bearing piles with a pile cap forming that part of a trestle which carries the adjacent ends of timber stringers or concrete slabs.

NEEDLING

Underpinning the upper part of a building with horizontally placed timber or steel beams.

HOWE TRUSS

A truss for spans up to 80 feet (24 meters) having both vertical and diagonal members; made of steel or timber or both.

HEADING JOINT

1. A joint between two pieces of timber which are joined in a straight line, end to end. 2. A masonry joint formed between two stones in the same course.

ADZE

Shipwrights tool used to face timber (cut surface to shape).

AGBA

African straight grained hardwood timber durable for marine use.

BACKBONE

The stem, keel, stern post & transom set up for timber building.

BALK

A square length of timber substantially dimensioned (e.g.100- 300mm)

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