furring

Definitions

Construction

  • Strips of wood or metal fastened to a wall or other surface to even it, to form an air space, to give the appearance of greater thickness, or for the application of an interior finish such as plaster.
  • lumber 1" in thickness (nominal) and less than 4" in width, frequently the product of resawing a wider piece. The most common sizes of furring are 1" x 2" and 1" x 3". See also strip.

Real Estate

  • noun the placing of strips of wood, metal or brick across the studs or joists in a building to create a firm and level foundation for plaster, flooring or another surface
  • noun strips used in a building for furring
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