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WALL PLATE - the top of the wall, where the rafters connect to the wall.

POST - the main vertical pieces of wood in a wall.

BRACE - the diagonal (can be curved or straight) piece of wood that helps strengthen the frame.

STUD - smaller posts in the wall.

WINDOW SILL - the base of a window opening.

CROSS RAIL - a main horizontal piece of wood between the wall plate and the sill.

SILL - the bottom of the wall.

PLINTH - the base of a wall.

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