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Kiln-Dried

Artificial drying of lumber, superior to most lumber that is air dried

King-Post

The middle post of a truss. Large, heavy screws, used where great strength is required, as in heavy framing or when attaching ironwork to wood.

Knee brace

A diagonally-oriented member used to stiffen and strengthen the connection between a post and the attached roof truss/ rafter, or between a post and an attached girder.

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