ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND HOME BUILDER GUIDE


Are you an aspiring Home Builder?

Check out this FREE full color guide to Architecture, Construction, and Home Design. 


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

Also view a diverse selection of stunning architectural forms, interiors, landscapes, and more. 


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



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The Picture Dictionary of Home Design And Architecture

by Judee Shipman



CHAPTER 42

PLOUGH - POLISHED CONCRETE


PLOUGH (PLOW): A lengthwise groove in a board or plank, which resembles the grooves in plowed fields.  


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PLUG: A device that is attached to an electrical cable, designed to fit into a power outlet. 


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PLUMB: Exactly vertical and/or exactly perpendicular. 


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PLUMB BOB: A lead weight attached to a string, in the past used by a home builder to determine whether or not a piece was plumb in relation to another piece. 

Shown below, a vintage plumb bob collection. 


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PLUMBING: A network of pipes and drains that allows the flow of water to and from a house. 


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PLUMBING BOOT: A metal saddle that reinforces the vertical studs to which plumbing drain lines are attached. 


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PLUMBING GROUND: The plumbing drains and waste lines installed beneath a basement floor. 


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PLUMBING JACK: A sleeve that fits around a drain pipe and is nailed to a roof. 


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PLUMBING SNAKE: A long, flexible tool used for clearing a clogged drain. Also called a drain auger. 


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PLUMBING STACK: A plumbing vent pipe that penetrates the roof. 


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PLUMBING TRIM: The final stage of plumbing work for a home builder. Trim includes the installation of toilets, sinks, hot water heaters, and fixtures, as well as connecting gas pipes to appliances. 


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PLUMBING WASTE LINE: Plastic pipe installed to collect and drain sewage waste. 


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PLUMBING WRENCH: A pipe wrench useful for plumbing repair jobs. 


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PLY: A single layer of material. 


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PLYWOOD: A large wood panel made from three or more compressed layers of wood, attached with alternating grain direction for added strength. 


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POCKET CHISEL: A folding chisel with a protective cover, designed to fit in someone's pocket. 


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POCKET KNIFEA folding utility knife with a protective cover, designed to fit in someone's pocket. In some cases, other attachments are also included. 


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POINTING TROWEL: A trowel with a pointed tip, used near joints and inner corners. 


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POINT LOAD: The point on a weight-bearing object where the weight is most concentrated. Also see UDL


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POLISHED CONCRETE: Concrete that has been treated with a smooth, shiny, permanent finish. 


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ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN, AND HOME BUILDER 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 (You Are Here)  

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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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