Imparting strength or tone; strengthening; invigorating; as, a bracing north wind.
The act of strengthening, supporting, or propping, with a brace or braces; the state of being braced.
This can be Temporary, Stability or Wind Bracing which are described under these headings.
Any additional support required in the structure of roofs, wall frames and so on. Generally timber or steel and diagonally positioned between frames and studs.
Refers to the bracing on the underside of the guitar top. Designed to give structural support and allow the top to respond to the vibrating strings.
the strips of wood found inside an acoustic guitar which are used for support and tonal distribution.
A member of the floor or roof system, placed near and across the angles in the framing which provides lateral stability to the construction.
The stay rods, stay bolts and stay tubes used in supporting the flat surfaces in a boiler.
Structural supports placed between posts and beams or joists to provide stability to the structure.
a structural member used to stiffen a framework
A rigid connection that holds one scaffold member in a fixed position with respect to another member, or to a building or structure.
is used to laterally support a building.
In a stick-built roof system it is the W-shaped structural member which provides support to the roof rafter. A piece of dimensional lumber or metal, used diagonally on the corner of a home.
Ties and rods used for supporting and strengthening various parts of a building used for lateral stability for columns and beams.
the splayed pattern of supportive wooden struts that strengthen the top and back of a guitar and affect tone; "scalloped" braces are those that have been shaved or carved to lighten the guitar and/or to allow for tone-producing flexibility, especially on the top of the guitar; also "strutting".
A stroke used to provide support and prevent the kayak from capsizing. See "high brace" and "low brace."
any additional structure used to strengthen a main structure, often in a direction in which the main struecture is weak, for example to prevent trusses bending.
The technique used to reinforce a structure.
A reinforcing technique used on structures to increase overall strength and stability. Types of bracing include cables, rods, ties, etc. and can be used singly or in combination.
Installation of steel rods or bolts through the stems or limbs, to reduce twisting or splitting of the wood.
A structural member fix at an angle to horizontal or vertical members, e.g. cross-bracing on timber walls.
A system, usually consisting of struts and/or wires, by which a compound structure is made rigid.
Rods and ties used for supporting parts of a building.
the materials attached to the structure to prevent lateral movement to the building (particularly during wind and earthquakes).
Rods, angles or cables used in the roof and walls of the steel building system in order to transfer loads, such as wind, seismic and crane thrusts to the foundation.
Wood member used to support a structure. In fence building, bracing is usually only temporarily.
The use of angles, cables or rods in the roof's plane and walls to convey loads to the foundation like seismic, crane thrusts and wind.
Secondary structural members that normally do not support gravity loads but are required to provide lateral stability to other structural members or to transfer horizontal loads to the supports.
Frame lumber nailed at an angle in order to provide stability to the structure. Back to the Top
A technique used to stiffen the building. Its use has diminished with the advent of plywood sheathing.
Rods, angles or cables used in the plane of the roof and walls to transfer loads, such as wind, seismic and crane thrusts to the foundation.
Bracing stops a building from toppling sideways or twisting. Usually taking the form of a diagonal member, bracing provides resistance to wind forces and live loads in the dwelling. Bracing in older structures was usually of timber but in modern dwellings, bracing can be strap steel and in walls and sheet plywood.
Framing lumber nailed at an angle to provide rigidity.
Lumber used in framing a house that is nailed at an angle in order to provide rigidity.
Strips of wood underneath an acoustic soundboard for support and tonal distribution.