scantling

Definitions

Construction

  • A small piece of lumber, ordinarily yard lumber, 2" thick and less than 8" wide, or lumber not more than 5" square.
  • The dimensions, especially width and thickness, of construction materials such as stone or timber.
  • A stud or similar upright framing timber.
  • Any hardwood that has been squared, but is not of standard dimensions.

Real Estate

  • noun a piece of timber with a small cross section, e.g. a rafter
  • noun the dimension of a building material
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