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Have you ever heard of a cantilever, direct connect base-feed or a draw rod? Odds are you haven’t. They are only a few of the many components found in a Herman Miller Ethospace cubicle. Ethospace office cubicles are made up of over 20 different parts and pieces, which might explain why a professional installer is almost always required to install them.

The following guide will aim to teach you the ins and outs of the Herman Miller Ethospace Office Cubicle.

Acoustic tile – Tiles that help dull noise in the cubicle.

Beltline power – Power access that is above the worksurface.

Bullnose edge – Worksurface with a rounded edge.

Bullpen – Cubicles are configured to allow multiple occupants with a centralized area of collaboration.

Cable management – The ability to organize electrical and data wires.

Cantilever – Shaped like a right triangle and under the worksurface, the cantilever is used to support the worksurface.

Change of height finished end – A trim piece used to finish adjacent frames of different heights.

Cluster – A group of cubicles that share a center spine.

Com ports – Additional knockouts to provide access to data.

Connector – To connect 2,3, or 4 frames at a 90, 120, or 135 degree angles.

Contour edge – A worksurface with a gradually curving edge.

D top – A worksurface that has a semi-circle shaped worksurface. Used in teaming environments.

Direct connect basefeed – Connects the building’s power to the cubicle’s power. Basefeed enters through the wall or the floor.

Draw rod – Connects a frame to another frame.

Edge style – The style of the worksurface’s edge.

Edgeband – Finishing material of the edge of a worksurface.

End panel – The sidepiece of a shelf or a flipper door unit.

Finished end – Trim piece used on the end of a frame.

Flipper – An overhead storage unit that has a front, door-like, panel that can be locked.

Frame – The underlying steel structure of the cubicle. Essentially it is the core of the cubicle.

Jumper – Piece of electric that connects the baseline power to the beltline power.

Keyed alike – When all storage components of a cubicle use the same key for access.

Knockouts – Plastic pieces used to cover unused data or power access.

Laminate tile – A tile that is covered with a laminate.

Marker tile – A tile that serves as a whiteboard.

P top – A worksurface that is shaped like the letter P.

Pass through harness – A piece of electric used to connect one powered frame to another, without outlets.

Post leg – A leg used to support a freestanding surface when a cantilever cannot be used.

Power pole/ceiling entry – Connects the building’s power to the cubicle’s power. Basefeed enters through the ceiling.

Raceway – A trim piece used at the bottom of the frame. Can be powered or not powered.

Rail tile – A tile allows the addition of paper management accessories.

Spine – The shared centralized frame used in a cluster of cubicles.

Square edge – A worksurface with a square edge.

Stacker – Extension added to frame to increase the height.

Support panel – Panel used at the end of a workstation when no wing panel is present.

Tackable tile – A tile that can be thumbtacked.

Tile – Rectangular pieces that clip onto the frame of the cubicle. Also known as the skin of the cubicle.

Tile elevation – The order in which tiles are placed on the frame.

Top cap – The trim piece for used on the top of the frame or connector.

Trough – A plastic piece of the back of a worksurface where wiring run and organized.

Upmount glass – Glass that is mounted on the top of a frame.

Wing panel – The frame and tiles that help enclose the workstation, located at the end of the worksurface.

Worksurface – The surface of your cubicle in which your computer and other items are placed.