Strips of wood or metal attached to a wall or other surface to provide a fair and even surface for the attachment of another finished material such as wood paneling. If furring is attached to a finished surface, it encoraches into a tenant's usable area, requiring adjustment to apparent field dimensions.
A method of finishing the inside of a brick wall so as to provide an air space for insulation, to prevent transmittance of moisture and to level up irregularities in the wall surface. May consist of wood or metal strips attached to the wall to which sheet finishes are applied.
Wood or other material that is fastened to a surface prior to attaching wallboard or other wall covering panels and is used to provide a gap between the panels and the building surface. It also provides a level or plumb attachment plane for the panels and is installed with fasteners, adhesives or a combination of the two.
In light-frame construction, furring strips are long thin strips of wood used to make backing surfaces to support the finished surfaces in a room. Furring refers to the backing surface, the process of installing it, and may also refer to the strips themselves.