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The activity of making things from wood

carpentry

noun

the activity of making things from wood, or repairing things that are made of wood

dovetail

noun

a type of joint used for fitting two pieces of wood tightly together

joinery

noun

the work done by a joiner

knotty

adjective

knotty wood has a lot of round hard places in it

mortice

another spelling of mortise

mortise

noun

a hole cut into a piece of wood or stone into which you fit the end of another piece of wood or stone called a tenon in order to join the two pieces

preserve

verb

to prevent food or wood from decaying by adding a chemical substance to it

sand

verb

to make something such as wood very smooth by rubbing it with sandpaper

sawdust

noun

very small pieces of wood like dust that are produced when you cut wood

season

verb

to allow wood to dry so that it is ready to be used

stain

verb

to add colour to wood using a special liquid

stripped

adjective

used for describing wood that has been cleaned by removing a layer of something, for example paint, from its surface

tenon

noun

a piece that is cut so that it sticks out from the end of a piece of wood and can be fitted into a hole called a mortise in another piece of wood to join them together

tongue and groove

noun

a series of long flat narrow pieces of wood that you join together along their long edges by fitting a raised part in one into a hole in the next

unvarnished

adjective

not covered with varnish (=a clear liquid for protecting wood)

wax

verb

to put wax on a wooden surface and rub it to make it shine

whittle

verb

to make an object out of wood by cutting pieces off the wood with a small knife

wood

noun

made from wood

woodcraft

noun

the skill of making things from wood

woodwork

noun

the activity or skill of making objects from wood

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