Building & Renovating

Building 101: Carpentry Terms Decoded (Part 1)

Familiarize yourself with kapak, buntis, wala sa hulog, and other commonly used terms

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Miscommunication is not uncommon during construction. If you’ve had a carpenter tell you, “Habulin nalang sa palitada yan,” and you had no idea what he meant, read on and get a translation of local shoptalk. Next time you hire a handyman, you’ll smoothly manage to “talk his talk.” 

Illustrations by Mikke Gallardo.

Read the original article ("Say What?") in the May 2005 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

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