Glossary of Terms
AJJ:
The Adjustment for Jamb to Jamb dimension indicates the distance from the bottom edge of a sash or door to the bottom edge of the sill. While this dimension is usually uniform, variations do occur. For example, when thicker sill stock is required, when the sill angle of a hung sash is modified or when the sash thickness of a hung sash is modified, the AJJ changes. See SILL/THRESHOLD MAT.

APPLIED MOLDINGS:
Wooden molding applied to the frame of a door or sash. These moldings are generally used to highlight the panels in a door and often extend beyond the thickness of the door frame. Various profiles are available. Requests for applied moldings should include section drawings of the preferred molding profile.

ASTRAGAL:
A molding applied to the common edge of a pair of doors or sash in a jamb. The astragal covers the space between each door/sash and provides a stop for each leaf to close against the other.

BAR FACE WIDTH:
The distance between the molding profiles on a sash bar & muntin. The bar face width plus the corresponding bar k. muntin molding profiles equal the sum total of the over all bar and muntin width. See the sash k. molding profile descriptions on page 15.

FACE DIMENSIONS:
The dimension between the outside edge of a door/sash frame and the inside frame molding. For doors with frame members separating panels the dimension is the distance from frame molding to frame molding. The following frame members are usually dimensioned:
  • (ST) STILE: Vertical Perimeter frame members.
  • (TR) TOP RAIL: Top horizontal frame member.
  • (BR) BOTTOM RAIL: Bottom horizontal frame member.
  • (LR) LOCK RAIL: Ctr, horiz. frame member typ. 36" o.c. from dr. bot.
  • (MR) MULLION RAIL: Vertical frame members dividing panels.
  • (CRR) CROSS RAIL: Horizontal frame members dividing panels.
  • (CR) CHECK RAIL: Single, double & triple hung windows only.
    Sash framing members generally include stiles, top & bottom rails and mullion rails are replaced by bars and muntins.

  • FENESTRATION:
    Uses century old methods of wood joinery to fashion a window, windows are replicated with choices of
    Grade 60 performance of Premium cast bronze weight & pulley counterbalances to European Tilt & Turn multipoint security locking systems, all hardware is carefully engineered to provide maximum operating performance. Glazing options include variations of single, double and triple glazing. Dimensional flexibility from glass size to narrow muntin widths along with a variety of typical and custom ordered molding profiles makes Woodstone a leading manufacturer of architecturally correct Landmark Projects and new construction.
    FRAME LAYOUT:

    Describes the dimensional relationship or placement of panels or sash lites to one another within a sash or door frame (perimeter stiles and rails). This indicator is closely related to panel format. Unless otherwise specified this indicator will read "standard" or refer to a drawing.

    FRAME MOLDING:
    A molding pattern milled directly on to the stile and rail. The frame molding is not a separate applied molding. However, the frame molding is not included in the face dimension of a sash or door. Usually, the frame molding and bar k. muntin moldings are identical.

    GLASS THICKNESS:
    The actual thickness of the glass in a single glazed door or sash or the overall thickness of an insulating glass unit.
    GLASS TYPE:
    Describes the type of glass to be used. The following types are typically used in most applications:
  • ANNEALLED
  • TEMPERED OR LAMINATED SAFETY (REQUIRED IN DOORS AND SOME WINDOWS)
  • INSULATING (SEALED UNITS)
  • LOW E OR HEAT MIRROR
  • CUSTOM (STAINED, BULLSEYE, LEADED, ETC.)
    A single letter following the glass type, usually an "S","B" or "LB", indicates the color of the insulating spacer between the two layers of glass in a SEALED INSULATING UNIT. S=SILVER, B=BRONZE, LB=LIGHT BRONZE.

  • GLAZING OPTION:
    One of over thirty glazing options available, from single to triple glazing. Single glazing uses one layer of glass, double uses two layers and triple uses three layers. The more layers of glass the greater the insulating value. See the glazing options file for listing.

    HARDWARE:
    A listing of hardware supplied by Woodstone. This listing may refer to an attached hardware schedule with multiple listings for more than one section.

    HINGES:
    A listing of hinges supplied by Woodstone on operable units. This listing may refer to an attached hardware schedule with multiple listings for more than one section.

    JAMB:
    Wooden structure bordering a door or window. The jamb includes two sides, a top and a bottom (threshold or sill). A door or window is attached to the jamb with hinges, if the unit is operable. Otherwise it is fixed with wooden stops. Fixed glass or panels can be fixed in the jamb without a door or sash frame.

    JAMB WIDTH:
    The jamb width is the dimension that relates to the wall thickness of the building frame. Woodstone provides a standard jamb width of 4 5/8" for 4 1/2" walls and 6 5/8" for 6 1/2" walls to allow for variations that often occur in the wall thickness. Jamb width is variable.

    LITES, # OF:
    The number of panes in a window sash or grille. The description is always the number of lites wide by the number of lites high. Fanlites with curved bars often refer to specific format drawings.
    MULLION WIDTH:
    The distance from one sash or door to another when the units are in separate jambs and stacked or mullioned together horizontally. The mullion width is the horizontal equivalent to the S-T-H width. A thickness dimension may also be included in this field if the perimeter wall thickness or jamb width is different from the mullion jamb width.

    NOTES:
    Any miscellaneous information, including blueprint id. and floor plan location are indicated on up to three lines of notes.
    OPERATION:
    Describes the type of movement of an operable unit.

    PANEL FORMAT:
    Defines the number of panels in a raised panel door and the relationship of one panel to the other. There are examples of various panel formats in the Tradition k Technology catalog. Requests for custom formats must be included with a dimensioned drawing.

    PANEL TYPE:
    Defines the paneIs in doors. (i.e.: flat, plank, raised on one or both sides, with insulcore or solid, etc..)

    PRIMARY:
    The leaf of a pair of doors or sash that opens first.

    PRIME:
    Indicates if unit is to be primed. (YES/NO)

    RRR:
    Indicates the Rabbet to Reveal Ratio which is the difference in elevation between the bottom of the . header trim and the top of' the door or sash. This ratio also applies to the horizontal difference between the side trim and the side of the door or sash.

    SILL-TO-HEADER WIDTH:
    The dimension from one sash or door to another when subunits are in separate jambs and stacked one over the other. The S-T-H dimension is the vertical equivalent to the Mullion Width. A thickness dimension may also be included in this field if the perimeter wall thickness or jamb width is different from the S-T-H jamb width.

    SILL/THRESH:
    This is the first sill/threshold indicator in the specifications. The sill/thresh is either continuous (CONT) or segmented (SEG). A continuous threshold or sill is manufactured as a continuous piece, even when subunits in separate jambs are stacked together horizontally. If the sil/threshold is segmented, each subunit will have a separate sill/threshold that will butt together when installed in the buildings R.O.. Continuous thresholds are generally specified unless a size limitation is reached or oversized stud pockets are called for.

    SILL/THRESHOLD MAT:
    The sill/threshold indicator defines the type of sill/threshold and the wood species. This indicator also determines the vertical jamb to jamb height of the unit in which it is applied. The number following the wood species indicates the distance (AJJ) from the bottom of the jamb to the bottom of the sash or door. This field also cross references the operation of a unit (i.e.: I = INSWING, 0 = OUTSWING, S = SLIDE, F = FIXED).

    SIZE:
    The modular size of the sash or door that fits within the jamb. Windows and doors are usually trimmed to allow for expansion within the jamb or proper interaction with specified weather-strip. For example 7/32" is trimmed from the listed stile face dimension of the strike side of the door to allow for weather-strip and bevel. The top rail of an exterior door is trimmed 1/8" from the listed dimension for weather-strip.

    STOPS:
    The material used to hold glass into place. Generally a wood species or joint compound.

    STORM/SCREENS:
    Indicates the inclusion of a storm window or screen with the door or sash defined above. Reference to storm/screen details is included. SWING: The direction of the swing of an operable unit. (i.e.: IN-LEFT, OUT-RIGHT, OVT-UP, etc..)

    TRIM:
    Describes the trim (CASING) to be included with each unit.

    WEATHER-STRIP:
    Describes the type of weather-strip to be used, if any, with each unit.

    WOOD SPECIES:
    This indicator is used several times in a description and indicates the wood species to be used in the manufacture of the piece defined immediately before the indication. Woodstone does manufacture units in multiple wood species.

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