HOME AND GARDEN DESIGN


Look Here Right Now for a FREE Home And Garden Design Dictionary.

This full color guide offers a basic introduction to the equipment, tools, techniques, and architectural components of home design and landscaping. 


Dream up your own creative ideas from this carefully curated collection of images. 

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The Picture Dictionary of Home Design And Architecture

by Judee Shipman



CHAPTER 24

GEISON - GRAIN


GEISON: A horizontally oriented, decorative piece of architectural molding around the top of a wall or building. More commonly known as a cornice.

Used for decorative effect on public buildings, and in certain Home And Garden designs. 


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GEORGIAN: An architectural style that was popular in English speaking countries during the 18th and 19th centuries. 

Typical design characteristics include two or more stories, angular symmetry, central entranceways, and tall, double hung windows. 


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GFCI: Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter. A plug designed to shut off all electric current in wet areas. 


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GIRDER: A large wood or steel beam used for supporting heavy loads along its entire length. Girders are used in home construction, and also for building bridges.

Shown below, a girder bridge under construction. 


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GLASS: A hard, often transparent substance made from sand. Often used in home and garden designs for making windows and art works, among other things. In some cases, entire buildings are made of glass. 

Shown below, the cafe at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York. 


Above image credit: cmog.org




GLASS CUTTER: A cutting tool designed to cut glass precisely. 


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GLAZIER: Someone who selects, cuts, installs, and repairs glass window panes. 


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GLAZING: Architectural glass work, or the process of installing it. 


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GLOBE VALVE: A valve used for adjusting the flow of water. Also known as a gate valve


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GLOSS ENAMEL: A smooth, hard drying paint with a shiny finish, as opposed to a matte (dull) finish. 


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GLULAM: A structural beam that is glued and laminated. 


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GOLD: A pure metallic element.

Gold is very costly for both its scarcity and its malleability. Gold can be useful in many types of home and garden designs, for those who can afford the luxury. 

Shown below, in Hong Kong, the world's most expensive restroom features a gold toilet. 


Above image credit: cnn.com




GOOGIE: The name of a coffee shop in West Hollywood that inspired the architectural movement known as Populuxe. The style is marked by angular, pointed, space age-inspired home and garden design elements. 


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GOTHIC: A style of architecture that originated in France during the 12th century, and remained popular in Europe through the late Middle Ages. 

The style's most distinguishing architectural features are the rib vault and the flying buttress. 

Shown below, York Minster Cathedral. 


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GOTHIC REVIVAL: A medieval-inspired architectural style that mimics a style popular in England during the early 18th century. 


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GOUGE: A chisel with a concave blade. Also see Adze


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GRADE: 1) A measure of the elevation of a structure at ground level. 2) The quality of a manufactured piece of wood. 

Shown below, 4 grades of redwood. 


Above image credit: redwoodnorthwest.com




GRADE BEAM: A foundation wall poured level with (or just below) the ground. 


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GRADE LINE: A change in elevation along the angle of a slope. Most construction, home and garden plans will consider grade lines. 


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GRAIN: The direction, size, appearance, arrangement, and quality of wood fibers. 


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HOME AND GARDEN DESIGN GALLERY


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 (You Are Here)  

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   

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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Chapter 6  

Chapter 7  

Chapter 8 

Chapter 9 

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Chapter 11  

Chapter 12  

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Chapter 20 

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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 - 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