Carpenters' Hall


Lintel, Sill


1. lintel (blue)
A horizontal beam, called a structure member, over an opening which holds the weight of the wall above it. A Lintel is usually made of stone or wood.

2. sill (red)
The horizontal bottom member of a window frame or other frame.

This is a basement window from Carpenters' Hall.

Carpenters' Hall, 320 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Open free to the public daily, except Mondays (and Tuesdays in Jan. and Feb.), from 10am-4pm

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