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Joints - Hungry, Straight, Butt, Housed
- term covering the parting planes separating bricks
stones etc in a wall. Used as such, it
describes both the bed and the
perpend, but properly,
should only refer to vertical planes.
"Hungry joints" is a term used to describe joints that require repointing.
Straight joints occur when one vertical joint is directly above the vertical joint in the course below.
Brickwork, is sometimes described as jointed when the mortar
in the joints is lined out.
In joinery, a butt joint is formed by two members simply meeting end to end, while a housed joint is one where
the two members are interlocked in some way.