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Kauri

A gum like resin that is used in the making of enamel and varnish.

Kauri Butanol Valve

A measure of the solvency power of petroleum thinners.

Kiln

A hollow chamber for drying wood that has a controlled air flow, temperature, and humidity.

Kiln Dried

Wood that is dried in a kiln using artificial heat.

Knot (Hardwood)

A natural characteristic in wood that is formed from a branch joining the truck of the tree. It is round, hard, and usually darker in color.

Kraft Paper

A very thick and heavy paper, also called Rosin Paper, which is often used for an underlayment or to make patterns for the layout of a floor.

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