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Forum topic by ClammyBallz posted 03-18-2016 05:24 PM 2521 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-18-2016 05:24 PM

My wife told me I shouldn’t use the word carcass when talking about cabinets to customers because it sounds like I’m referring to a dead animal. Well, I was just googling cabinet carcass trying to point out to her that other wood guys use the term as well and found a couple sites that use “carcase” for cabinets as well as a few that use “carcass”. So what’s the correct spelling, or does it matter since they both sound the same?


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#1 posted 03-18-2016 05:30 PM

According to Merriam-Webster, ‘carcase’ is the British variant of ‘carcass’. So either will work… Kind of like ‘ass’ or ‘arse’ :)

And while ‘carcass’ is defined as the remains of a dead body, it is also defined as “the underlying structure or frame of something (as of a piece of furniture)”

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Brad

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#2 posted 03-18-2016 05:35 PM

^ +1 to that.

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#3 posted 03-18-2016 08:13 PM

Since a typical cabinet customer would not know any different why not use carcase, pronounced “car case”, or just simply “case”.
I never liked the sound of carcass either.

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#4 posted 03-18-2016 08:16 PM

I just call it the box!

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#5 posted 03-18-2016 11:02 PM

Framing???

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#6 posted 03-18-2016 11:56 PM

There are many words in the English language that are spelled differently in the USA than they are in the rest of the English speaking world. I live in Canada half of the time and USA the other half so I use both although I try to stick to the English that I grew up with in Canada. My bench has a vice not a vise, I cut rebates, not rabbets, I choose colours in my marquetry, not colors. ..... and on and on and on.

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#7 posted 03-19-2016 12:00 AM

And you trim with moulding and not molding? :)

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#8 posted 03-20-2016 02:18 AM


According to Merriam-Webster, carcase is the British variant of carcass . So either will work… Kind of like ass or arse :)

And while carcass is defined as the remains of a dead body, it is also defined as “the underlying structure or frame of something (as of a piece of furniture)”

Cheers,
Brad

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#9 posted 03-21-2016 08:26 PM

Carcase – iz Y we call it ‘case work’ ...

M

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