Saddle See Threshold.
Safety Tempered Glass Masonite glass is safety tempered making it stronger than standard glass through a controlled thermal process to increase strength and change the break pattern into small pieces.
Sawbuck See Crossbuck.
Scarf Joint An end joint formed by having the two ends of the members beveled to form sloping plane surfaces.
Screen Door A door usually occupying the exterior rabbet of an exterior door frame whose purpose is to keep out insects by means of insect wire screening while admitting the maximum amount of air.
Screening A mesh of fine aluminum, galvanized steel or bronze wire often referred to as "insect wire screening", "wire cloth" or "insect wire".
Sheathing A surface, usually of wood or fiberboard, applied to the exterior faces of the studs or wall frame.
Shouldered Rabbet Joint See Lap Joint.
Sidelite An assembly of stiles and rails, with or without a wood panel containing a single row of glass panels or lights. Installed on one or both sides of an exterior door frame, especially a front entrance door frame. Sidelights provides light, especially for an entry hall, as well as decorative appeal.
Sill A lower horizontal member of a window or sliding door frame.
Skid Block A small wood or metal block applied to the bottom edge of a "prefit door" in order to prevent damage. Referred to as a "scuff strip".
Skin See Door Skin.
Slat A thin narrow strip of wood used in door and window blinds, doors, transoms and louvers.
Sliding Door A door which slides in a horizontal direction parallel to a wall of the structure. They may be of the "pocket" or "in-the-wall", "folding" "accordion" or the "by-pass" type.
Sliding Door, Pocket-Type A door which slides horizontally into a wall pocket or slot recessed into the wall of a structure imparts additional space to a room compared to the conventionally-hinged door since no swing space is required. See Door Frame (pocket-type door frame).
Slotted Mortise-and-Tenon A mortise and tenon right angle joint in which the tenon is visible on two edges once the joint is completed. Also known as a bridle" or "slip" joint.
Solid Composition Panel Panels made from finely granulated wood bonded with thermosetting resins of the phenol formaldehyde type. They may be either flat with a sanded thickness of ¼ of an inch or have a greater thickness and be raised.
Solid-Core Door A door with a solid interior made from composite wood, agri-fiber, wood staves, particleboard, or fire-rated mineral fiber.
Solid Sticking A mould or profile worked on the article itself. Also referred to as "solid stuck".
Solid Stuck See Solid Sticking.
Solid-Core Flush Door A flush door consisting of a core of solid wood blocks or strips with cross banding and face veneers or face veneers only.
Sound Knot Solid across its face, as hard as the surrounding wood, shows no indication of decay and may vary in color from natural color of the wood to reddish brown or black.
Spacer Block A thin strip of wood placed on the edges of a pre-hung door to take up the door clearance while in transit; also spacer wafer.
Spacer Wafers See Spacer Block.
Spline Joint A joint formed by the use of a "spline". Also known as a "slip tongue" joint.
Split Jamb This interior or exterior jamb is composed of two halves that fit together. One side has a built-in stop and the other side can slide in or out to adjust the frame for various wall thicknesses, usually from 1" to 2".
Square Cut See Butt Joint.
Sticking See Solid Sticking.
Stile The upright or vertical framework pieces of a door.
Stop A moulding primarily used in window and door trim that is positioned to stop the door or window sash from opening beyond a set point.
Storm Door A panel or sash door occupying the exterior door frame to provide protection from cold weather.
Storm Panel An exterior covering, door, shutter, or sash to protect the window during a storm.
Straddle Moulding A two member decorative glass bead-like moulding around the light opening of a flush door.
Strike Jamb Jamb opposite the hinge jamb. A jamb on which the lock or passage-set strike plate is installed.
Strike Plate A metal piece mortised into or fastened to the face of a door frame side jamb to receive the latch or dead bolt when the door is closed.
Striking Stile The door stile containing the lock.
Stub Tenon-and-Mortise Joint See Blind Mortise and Tenon Joint.
Stucco An exterior covering for walls created with a combination of sand, cement, and water and consists primarily of lime and aggregate in a Portland cement base applied onto a metal lath or wire fabric (woven or welded).
Sub-Jamb A jamb-like member, usually surfaced four sides, which increases or extends the width of the exterior door frame jamb. Sub-jambs imply a larger width than "jamb liners". Sub-jambs can also be used with window units. Also known as an extension jamb.
Sunburst A semi-elliptical area, the lower center of which contains a sun-like figure with radiating sun rays. It closely approaches the sudden appearance of sunlight as seen through a break in the clouds. It may consist of wood panel or glazed sash, the bars simulating the sun"s rays. It is sometimes called, "elliptical head" or "fanlight".
Sunroom A glass enclosed porch or living room with a sunny exposure. Also called a sun porch or sun parlor.
Sweep A rubber or vinyl strip applied to the bottom of a door to create an effective seal against the sill (threshold).
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