height board

height board

A gauge used in the construction of stairs for setting the heights of the risers.

story rod, height board, story pole

A wood rod equal in length to the distance between two floors; may be divided into equal parts, each equal to the height of a step for use in stair construction. Also see gauge rod.
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Yesterday saw bidding reach its climax for 39 log flume lots on eBay, with buyers having the chance to buy one of 30 individual boats, the ride's former height board and signage saying "no splashing please".
Height or length was measured to the nearest 1 mm using a standard height board, and weight was measured to the nearest 100 g using a digital bathroom scale (Figure 1).
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