TFG Glossary of Terms 2015See also See a related, similar thingCf. Compare a related, dissimilar thingAlso Another name for the same thing(q.v.) Which seeKEY TO CROSS-REFERENCE TERMSTFG GlossaryBASKET HITCH. Open sling configuration for liftingtimber. Cf. CHOKER HITCH.BAY. Crosswise volume (perpendicular to roof ridge) in abuilding, bounded by two bents or crossframes. Cf. AISLE.BEAM. Any substantial horizontal framing member.BEARING. Area of contact in a joint through whichload is transferred.BED TIMBER. Short, stout timber used to distributeconcentrated loads at bridge piers and abutments.BEETLE. Large wooden mallet typically weighing 15 to30 lbs. Also COMMANDER, PERSUADER.BENDING. Deviation from straight resulting from theapplication of force. In a bent member, the concave sur-face is compressed, the convex surface is tensioned and theneutral axis is unaffected.BENT. 1. Assemblage of timbers perpendicular to theridge, usually the crossframe of a building, sometimesincluding rafters,...