This is a running list of plywood woodworking term and furniture design terms that are used in posts and pages on Sheet Good. We are adding them as we go. If you have recommendations of words you’d like to see please leave a comment!
Here is a list of woodworking terms related to the design process.
- 3D modeling – more broadly is the process of mocking up designs in 3D, but most commonly refers to the use of computer aided design software to visualize a design before building it.
- Physical prototyping – building a rough model or scale model of an idea to work out details that will be used in the final construction of a piece of furniture.
- Rhino7 – Is a Nurbs based 3D modeling software that is great for quick ideation, and construction planning.
Here is a list of woodworking terms related to the fabrication process.
- CNC router – A router that is programmed by a computer. This is often used to cut complex geometries or for the cutting of highly varied parts.
- Miter – Most often a miter is characterized as two pieces of wood being chamfered at a 45 degree angle and connected along the chamfered edges.
- Kerf Bending – Is the process of making a series of kerf cuts into a piece of plywood to reduce the thickness to a level that will allow a sheet of plywood to be able to bend. Once the piece is bent into place, wood strips are glued into the kerfs to hold the shape.
- Kerf – Is the groove left by a saw blade in the material being cut. If a saw blade is 1/8″ (3mm) thick. The kerf will be aproximately 1/8″ (3mm).
Here is a list of the woodworking terms that are specific to plywood.
- Multi-ply – Refers to the end grain of the plywood. Typically multi-ply consists of many layers of thick but even veneers that create an attractive edge detail.
Here is a list of the woodworking terms that are specific to solid wood
Here is a list of woodworking tools.