Here's a FREE, full color guide to DIY Home Improvement, construction equipment, tools and architectural design.
This image-packed glossary introduces the equipment, tools, tips, techniques, structural components, and design elements involved in architecture, interiors, and landscape design.
Dream up your own ideas from this carefully curated collection of images with concise, instructional definitions.
Arm yourself with basic knowledge of architecture, construction, tools, terms, tips, and techniques, to achieve your optimal DIY Home Improvement results.
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by Judee Shipman
SHACK: A plain structure of crude design, typically consisting of merely four walls, a shed roof, and a dirt or plywood floor.
A shack is an excellent candidate for DIY Home Improvement.
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SHAKE: A wood roofing material, typically derived from cedar or redwood when a block is split along the grain line. Also see Shingle.
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SHEAR BLOCK: Plywood that is nailed to short wall studs for support near wall openings.
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SHEATHING (SHEETING): The structural wood panel covering (typically OSB or Plywood) used over studs, floor joists, and rafters.
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SHED: A simple, uninsulated, metal or wood frame structure, typically used for storing outdoor tools and equipment.
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SHED ROOF: A simple roof design with only one sloping plane.
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SHEETING: See Sheathing.
SHEET METAL WORK: Refers to any structural components involving sheet metal, such as chimney flashing, roof gutters, and downspouts.
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SHEET METAL DUCTWORK: The sheet metal and pipes used in a heating system.
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SHEET ROCK: A manufactured panel used in wall construction, made from plaster and cardboard. Also known as drywall, plasterboard, and gypsum wallboard (GWB).
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SHELF: A horizontal surface affixed perpendicular to a wall, typically used for display or storage.
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SHELLAC: A clear, protective finish used for coating wood or enamel, designed to prevent chipping and fading. Shellac is available in either a gloss or a matte finish.
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SHERWIN WILLIAMS: A high end paint brand known for its smooth finish, and for its ability to get the job done with just one coat.
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SHIM: A thin piece of scrap lumber wedged into a space. Shims are used for filling in gaps, leveling surfaces, and manipulating frame elements.
Shown below, a wall mural made from wood shims glued at their edges.
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SHINGLE: 1) A flexible panel used as roof covering, typically made of asphalt, wood, tile, or slate for DIY home improvement. 2) An architectural style featuring plain shingle surfaces on exterior walls.
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SHIPPING CONTAINER: A steel box used for shipping large quantities of household items or construction materials.
Speaking of DIY home improvement,
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Chapter 52 (You Are Here)
Shipping Container Homes and efficiency DIY Home Improvement.