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Glossary group: M

Masonry

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Stone, brick, concrete, hollow-tile, concrete block, or other similar building units or materials. Normally bonded together with mortar to form a wall.

Manufacturer’s specifications

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The written installation and/or maintenance instructions which are developed by the manufacturer of a product and which may have to be followed in order to maintain the product warrantee.

Manufactured wood

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A wood product such as a truss, beam, gluelam, microlam or joist which is manufactured out of smaller wood pieces and glued or mechanically fastened to form a larger piece. Often used to create a stronger member which may use less wood. See also Oriented Strand Board.

Mantel

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The shelf above a fireplace opening. Also used in referring to the decorative trim around a fireplace opening.

Male

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Any part, such as a bolt, designed to fit into another (female) part. External threads are male.

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