DIY HOME IMPROVEMENT AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 


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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ABODE

The Picture Dictionary of Home Design And Architecture

by Judee Shipman



CHAPTER 52

SHACK - SHIPPING CONTAINER


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


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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 DUCT WORK: The sheet metal and pipes used in a heating system. 


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SHEET ROCK: See Drywall


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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 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. 


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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, 

Shipping containers are sometimes converted into fully equipped offices and living spaces. 


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DIY HOME IMPROVEMENT GUIDE


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

Chapter 47    

Chapter 48    

Chapter 49   

S

Chapter 50   

Chapter 51   

Chapter 52  (You Are Here)  

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




CRAZY HORSE APPEARING


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