Business / Construction / Shim: A small piece of scrap lumber or shingle, usually wedge shaped, which when forced behind a furring strip or framing member forces it into position. Also used when installing doors and placed between the door jamb legs and 2 X 4 door trimmers. Metal shims are wafer 1 1/2' X 2' sheet metal of various thickness' used to fill gaps in wood framing members, especially at bearing point locations.
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Business / Machine Shop / Shims: Very thin sheets of metal made in precise thickness and used between parts to obtain desired spacing. Sometimes they are laminated, to be pulled off to the desired depth. MORE