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Jamb

One of the finished upright sides of a door or window frame.

Jamb Stud

Wood or metal stud adjacent to the door jamb.

Joint Compound

A plastic gypsum mixture used to cover the joints and fasteners in gypsum wallboard installations.

Jointing

Forming control joints in a concrete slab.

Joist

Small beam that supports part of the floor, ceiling or roof of a building.

Joist Hanger

Metal shape formed for hanging on the main beam to provide support for the end of a joist.

Joule

A meter-kilogram-second unit of work or energy.

Jute

A coarse fiber obtained from two East Indian tiliaceous plants.