Joist

the letter jA joist is one of a series of horizontal wood members used to support a floor, ceiling or roof. They are usually 2-inches nominal thickness.

Joists are laid on edge over beams and bearing walls at 16-inch intervals. They derive their strength largely by their depth.

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