tongue and groove


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tongue and groove

[′təŋ ən ′grüv]
(design engineering)
A joint in which a projecting rib on the edge of one board fits into a groove in the edge of another board.
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The tongue and groove ceiling, delightful Inglenook fireplace with brick surround is a gorgeous touch too.
It can be provided by a defined contact area, with spacers integrated into the components being bonded, or by a tongue and groove joint.
A rear staircase leads down to the origi-under, storage shelving, tongue and groove stripped wood panelling to one wall, and a Steps lead up to the kitchen, which has stripped dresser, Belfast sink, tongue and the Aga.
Again, most have a tongue and groove joint to the sides to increase rigidity but they are screwed to the joists, not nailed.
The tight fitting double tongue and groove interlocking joint designs create a weather- and airtigh environment, eliminating vapor drive and thermal bridging.
Environmental sealing is achieved through a combination of a tongue and groove construction and a pre-formed one-piece silicone rubber gasket.
The company's new dual-purpose table design, which is supplied with hidden leaf retainers, removable tongue and groove tops and one-piece cushions, combines a full-size billiards table with a dining table and uses Gast's 82R rocking piston and an air receiver to raise and lower the height of the 1.5 tonne table between play and dining height in just 30 seconds.
Other big winners: Tongue and Groove Theatre's The Red Balloon (which topped the youth theatre category and garnered individual accolades for actor Mark Stewart, scenic designer Arthur Adair, composer/music director Justin Sherburn and animator Leah Sharpe) and ZACH Theatre's Porgy and Bess, whose performers Marva Hicks, Cedric Neal, and Janis Stinson were applauded alongside choreographer Robin Lewis and costumer Derek Whitener.
The tongue and groove bit includes two slot cutters: the 1/4" cutter is used to mill a 1/4" thick tongue and groove for 1/2" to 3/4" stock, or the woodworker can switch to the 1/16" cutter for cutting thinner material.
There are various types of tongue and groove and once you've chosen, be sure to leave the boards (and the timber you'll need for battens, see below) in the room in which you plan to use them for a minimum of two weeks beforehand.
If the damaged material is tongue and groove, use a circular saw to rip and remove about one-half inch of the center of the plank to be replaced.
The Reading branch has provided materials ranging from tongue and groove chipboard, to bespoke products used in set construction for the past three years.