The art or craft of producing woodwork by use of a variety of joint-making techniques.
Combined action of two or more people who are either for or against something. Alternately, used to indicate a common property ownership interest in real estate. Indicates a shared liability in terms of a contractual relationship.
Joint and several liability
Situation wherein each borrower, on the same note, is held fully liable for the entire amount of the debt, not just a portion. The creditor may demand full repayment from any individual.
Cement used for dry wall construction; also used as a bedding compound for joint tape and as a filler for nail holes.
Gap between surfaces to be joined by welding, where the gap will help ensure that the weld filler penetrates to the needed depth in the base metal.
A wet gypsum material applied to drywall joints.
Used for finishing drywall seams and corners.
Joint compound, all-purpose
Drywall joint and topping compound combination that has many of the qualities of smooth spreading topping compound but having greater adhesive ability. Used for covering joints and fasteners or for embedding tape, it comes premixed or packaged in a dry powder form, which is to be mixed with water.
Joint compound, debonding
Defect in the installation of drywall, which causes the joint compound to lose its bond with the tape or the drywall. Foreign substances, such as dirt or improper mixing of the compound or old compound, cause this problem, which may be corrected by removal of the loose tape and a portion of the dried compound. Then, a new application may be done without having the repaired section raised higher than the balance.
Joint compound, topping
Finely grained compound which is usable for second and third coats over standard drywall joint compound because it spreads smoothly and sands better than standard compounds which makes it good for covering joint and fastener heads. It does not, however, have the necessary adhesive qualities to make it usable for embedding tape.