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Glossary Intro and Glossary Annexes
A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Glossary E

Eames, Charles

Ebonizing

Ebony

Edge, Edging

For the woodworker, "finishing" an edge of a table top, a chair seat, any larger surface, is  never dismissed easily. Will it have a Beveled Edge, a Profiled Edge, a Molded Edge, an Edge-band. Will the Edge-to-Edge Joint or Edge-Joined Boards be simply glued? Have Splines? Have a "Biscuit"?

Edge-band

Edge-to-Edge Joint

Electrification

Electric Drills

Empire Style

End-grain

English Tudor furniture

Epoxy

Equilibrium Moisture Content

See also Appendix 8: The Anatomy and Physiology of Wood

According to its moisture content, wood will either emit or absorb moisture from the surrounding air until the moisture in the wood balances with the moisture in the air. When this point is reached, the wood is said to be at equilibrium moisture content (E.M.C.). Since wood is exposed constantly to daily and seasonal changes in the air's relative humidity, the moisture content wood itself makes  changes are constant, even if only slightly, but therefore changes in its dimensions. This is the reason doors and drawers often stick during humid weather but work freely the rest of the year.

Source: Willis Wagner, Modern Woodworking: Tools, Materials, Procedures. South Holand, IL: Goodheart-Willcox, 1974; Ernest Joyce,  Encyclopedia of Furniture Making New York: Sterling,  1979, page 103.