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Loghomeology definition

Wane

The absence of square wood on the edge of a board or a defect in a board characterized by bark or insufficient wood at a corner or along an edge, due to the curvature of the log. The wane allowance is the maximum percentage of wane that can be left on the edge of a cut board.

Wattle

An old term referring to a framework of woven twigs covered by layers of daub (or mud) consisting of clay, lime, horsehair, and cow dung.  Wattle and daub - in days gone by was a latticework of wooden stakes called wattles that was daubed with a mixture of clay, sand and sometimes animal dung and straw to create a structure. This is similar to modern use of lath and plaster.

Wedge

A tapered wood component used to secure through-tenons, through-splines and scarf joints.

Western Red Cedar

This species is found principally along the western edges of British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. A soft, straight-grained wood that is extremely resistant to decay and insect damage. It is used extensively in roof coverings, exterior sidings, fences, decks, and log homes. (Species: Thuja Plicata)

Wind Brace

An English term the same as a knee brace.

Wood biodeterioration

The destruction and eventual reduction of wood to its component sugars and lignin elements through attack by organisms such as, fungi (white rot), and wood eating insects, such as termites. See the International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation Society.

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