Furring


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furring

[′fər·iŋ]
(building construction)
Thin strips of wood or metal fastened to joists, studs, ceilings, or inner walls of a building to provide a level surface or air space over which the finished surface can be applied. Also known as batten; furring strip.

Furring

A series of parallel wood strips used to support and level plaster lathing, drywall, or sheathing, and to form an air space; typically used on walls, beams, columns, and ceilings.

furring

furring
1. Spacers such as wood strips or metal channels which are fastened to the joists, studs, walls, or ceiling of a building so that the finish surface may be leveled. Also see wall furring.
2. Grillage for the attachment of gypsum or metal lath.
3. A method of finishing the interior face of a masonry wall to provide space for thermal insulation, to prevent moisture transmission, or to provide a level surface for finishing.
4. Same as scale, 8.