INTRODUCTORY GUIDE TO BUILD OR BUY HOMES


Use this FREE full color guide to make better decisions when you Buy Homes.


This image-packed glossary introduces the equipment, tools, tips, techniques, structural components, and design elements involved in architecture, landscaping, home improvements, and interior design. 

View a diverse selection of stunning architectural forms and elegant interiors. 


Dream up your own home building ideas from this carefully curated collection of images with concise, instructional definitions. 

This guide will help you make all the right choices when you buy homes or remodel the home you already own. 



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ABODE

The Picture Dictionary of Home Design And Architecture

by Judee Shipman



CHAPTER 46

RABBET - RANCH


RABBET: A rectangular groove cut into the corner edge of a board. People who buy homes or build furniture often see this type of joinery. 

Shown below, a dovetail rabbet joint. 


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RABBETING BIT: A kind of drill bit used with a router. 


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RABBET JOINT: The joining of two pieces of rabbeted wood. 


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RADIAL ARM SAW: A circular saw mounted onto a sliding attachment.


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RADIANT HEATING: A method of heating where a hot surface warms the objects surrounding it. 


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RADIATION: Energy transmitted from a heat source to the surrounding air. 


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RADON: A naturally occurring radioactive gas common in many parts of the United States. Radon is kept out of buildings by way of proper, well working ventilation systems or vapor barriers. 


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RADON SYSTEM: A ventilation system installed beneath a structural wood floor, designed to fan radon gas to the outside of a building. 


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RAFTER: A piece of lumber that supports the weight of a roof. People who buy homes will surely notice the roof rafters. 


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RAFTER ANGLE SQUARE: See Speed Square


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RAFTER BLOCKING: A technique used in roof construction where short two-by-fours are added to the rafters for additional support. 


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RAIL: 1) A cross beam on a window sash.  2) A balustrade placed at the edge of a staircase or other elevated surface to prevent people from falling off.  3) Any relatively lightweight horizontal piece, such as in fencing. 


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RAIL JOINT: The type of joint used for connecting rails on railroad tracks. 


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RAILROAD TIE: Heavy wood timber, originally used to hold railroad tracks in place. Now used in retaining walls. 


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RAKE: 1) A gardening tool designed to gather light pieces such as fallen leaves.  2) An angle of slope. 


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RAKE FASCIA: A band running horizontally along a roof eave. 


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RAKE SIDING: Diagonally installed lap siding. 


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RAMMED EARTH: An architectural style in which walls are made of condensed earth. Also see Earth Ship and Sod House


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RAMP: A sloped board used for wheeling heavy objects, or to form an elevated platform. 


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RANCH: A flat, single-story house, especially appropriate for families and elderly people who buy homes. 


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THE GUIDE TO BUILD AND BUY HOMES


ABODE


Introduction   

A

Chapter 1    

Chapter 2  

Chapter 3    

B

Chapter 4    

Chapter 5   

Chapter 6    

Chapter 7   

C

Chapter 8   

Chapter 9   

Chapter 10   

Chapter 11   

Chapter 12   

Chapter 13  

D

Chapter 14  

Chapter 15  

Chapter 16  

E

Chapter 17  

Chapter 18 

F

Chapter 19  

Chapter 20    

Chapter 21 

Chapter 22   

G

Chapter 23  

Chapter 24  

Chapter 25  

H

Chapter 26  

Chapter 27

I

Chapter 28  

J

Chapter 29  

K

Chapter 30

L

Chapter 31

Chapter 32  

Chapter 33    

M

Chapter 34  

Chapter 35  

Chapter 36  

N

Chapter 37    

O

Chapter 38   

P

Chapter 39    

Chapter 40   

Chapter 41  

Chapter 42   

Chapter 43   

Chapter 44    

Q

Chapter 45  

R

Chapter 46  (You Are Here) 

Chapter 47    

Chapter 48    

Chapter 49   

S

Chapter 50   

Chapter 51   

Chapter 52   

Chapter 53    

Chapter 54  

Chapter 55   

Chapter 56    

Chapter 57   

Chapter 58    

Chapter 59    

T

Chapter 60  

Chapter 61    

Chapter 62   

Chapter 63   

U

Chapter 64   

V

Chapter 65 

W

Chapter 66

Chapter 67

X-Y-Z

Chapter 68 





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Introduction

Chapter 1 

Chapter 2  

Chapter 3  

Chapter 4  

Chapter 5  

Chapter 6  

Chapter 7  

Chapter 8 

Chapter 9 

Chapter 10 

Chapter 11  

Chapter 12  

Chapter 13  

Chapter 14 

Chapter 15  

Chapter 16 

Chapter 17 

Chapter 18  

Chapter 19

Chapter 20 

Chapter 21 

Chapter 22  

Chapter 23  

Chapter 24  

Chapter 25  

Chapter 26

Chapter 27  

Chapter 28  

Chapter 29  

Chapter 30  

Chapter 31  

Chapter 32  

Chapter 33  

Chapter 34  

Chapter 35  

Chapter 36  

Chapter 37  

Chapter 38  

Chapter 39  

Chapter 40

Chapter 41




YULE LOG:

Events That Happened On Christmas Day


Yule Log - Chapter One

Yule Log - Chapter Two

Yule Log - Chapter Three

Yule Log - Chapter Four

Yule Log - Chapter Five

Yule Log - Chapter Six

Yule Log - Chapter Seven

Yule Log - Chapter Eight

Yule Log - Chapter Nine

Yule Log - Chapter Ten




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Crazy Horse Appearing - Introduction

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 1 

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 2

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 3

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 4

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 5

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 6

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 7

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 8

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 9

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 10

Crazy Horse Appearing - Appendixes