So I always thought that skids were the 4x4x~40" chunks of wood that
were used to keep piles of wood off the floor so a forklift could get
under and between stacks. Is this right? At work everyone calls them
stickers, but they also call the little 1/2x1x36" things that we put
between layers of wood for the kiln "stickers" too. And what are
sleepers? Cribbing? I see on the web that "pipe cribbing" is
something else. Anyone know, definitively, what the appropriate names
PS - the reason I ask is bc I want to get a whole bunch of "skids"
that are uniformly sized (so our piles don't keep falling over) and
painted bright green or something so you always know what's a skid and
where one is. I'm trying to get across the "time is money" argument
at work. Still.
I'm sure the terminology varies quite a bit from place to place, but
here's my understanding.
A skid is another name for a pallet.
A sticker is the thin piece of wood that separates boards that are
stacked to allow the boards to breathe and dry naturally, and help
A sleeper is a board laid on a concrete slab that a subfloor or wood
strip flooring is attached to.
Cribbing is stacked, alternating, perpendicular larger-section pieces
of wood (think railroad tie) used as temporary support when jacking up
a building or heavy load.
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On Sat, 19 Feb 2011 19:29:40 -0800 (PST), Jay Pique
Google is your friend. Type in "define: sleeper", etc.
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"Skids", in at least some parts of the UK, are what we in the US call
dumpsters. Around here stickers are found between layers of stacked
wood, to crib is stack interlockingly (or a bad habit of horses),
sleepers are found under railroad rails, screeds are found under wooden
flooring placed on top of a concrete slab ... and all bets are off on
all the above, depending upon where you're from.
As whatshisname said, we are (geographically) divided by a common language.
Indeed. Screeds around here are wooden guide strips used to level a
mortar/plaster/stucco surface. Sometimes removed, sometimes not,
depending. In interior plaster if they're left in they're dandy for
attaching the trim.
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