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What is "Cross-bracing" - Definition & Explanation

A wooden brace placed between each seat to ensure rigidity and straightness at the front and back.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A man-made fiber, considered the strongest synthetic for upholstery fabric. Offering the best resistance to abrasion and soil: offers a cool soft feeling. Good cleanabilty characteristics. Nylon...
A natural fiber collected from the inner bark surrounding the stem of certain dicotyledonic plants. Most bast fibers are obtained from herbs cultivated in agriculture, including flax, Jute, hemp and...
Desirable changes in wood that provide interesting patterns at the surface. Examples are: flame, crotch (curl, Brit.), burl (burr, Brit.) , curly (tiger stripe, fiddle, fiddleback) and birdseye....
Indentation Load Deflection (ILD) refers to the firmness of a piece of foam. The lab puts a 4" x 15" x 15" piece of foam on a flat surface. Then a round metal plate, 8" in diameter, pushes down on...
Sheraton is a late 18th century neoclassical English furniture style, in vogue ca 1785 - 1800, that was named afterwards (by 19th century collectors and dealers) to credit furniture designer Thomas...

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