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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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