(pronounced RUHF OH-peh-ning)
A construction term meaning the wall opening into which a frame is to be installed. This could be for a door, window, paper towel dispenser, ventilation grille, electrical panel…
Also used to describe rugged, coarse people who lack refinement and polish, the term rough-hewn describes something that is crudely created, rough in appearance and to the touch, and often appears unfinished.
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