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Beading. A projecting narrow molding with 180 degree radius often used to outline a door or panel. (Triple bead would be a "stack" of 3 beads usually routed in one piece.) A beaded appearance can also be achieved by routing a thin line with the same 180 degree radius.
Bevel. The slant of a surface, as on a beveled edge door.
Cathedral or Arch. A cathedral or arch shape reminiscent of church windows, often used in cabinet doors.
Crown Molding. A wide, intricately carved piece of molding usually used on top of wall cabinets or furniture.
Dentil Molding. A pattern of tooth-like cuts often found on decorative trim moldings.
Dovetail Joint. Formed by inserting a projecting member into a correspondingly shaped cutout member. True dovetail has a wedge shape of a dove's tail.
Flute. Routed vertical indentations in a linear pattern with 180 degree radius at each end of each line.
Kiln Dry. The removal of moisture from lumber using a heat chamber (kiln).
Mullion. The vertical member dividing a window or glass door. Often used to describe glass doors divided evenly into rectangular panes.
Tenon. A projection at the end of a piece of wood. When inserted into a mortise (carved or dadoed area), forms a "mortise and tenon" joint. Usually joined with glue.
Tongue & Groove. A projection along the edge of a board inserted into a corresponding groove.
Veneer. Thin layer of wood applied with glue to a substrate.
Note: Most of these definitions are according to Webster. A few were rewritten for a clearer understanding for our purposes.
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