ARCHITECTURE AND HOME DECOR IDEAS


Here's a FREE, full color introductory guide to Home Decor Ideas, Home Designs, Architecture, Landscaping, and more. 

This image-packed glossary presents a colorful introduction to the equipment, tools, tips, techniques, structural components, and design elements involved in home construction, 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 home improvements. 

Use this guide to implement your own home decor ideas. 



Scroll further down for related links. 

Also see links to other Free Books by this author. 




ABODE

The Picture Dictionary of Home Design And Architecture

by Judee Shipman



CHAPTER 57

SQUARE TAB SHINGLES - STEEL WOOL


SQUARE TAB SHINGLES: Roof shingles on which the tabs are all the same size and orientation. 


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SQUARING LEVER: Part of a plane. 


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SQUEEGEE: Fine gravel used for leveling a floor before the concrete is placed. 


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SQUINCH: An adaptive architectural structure designed to support a dome roof. 


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SQUINT: A small opening in an interior wall of a church. 


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STACK: To position trusses on the walls. 


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STAIN: A permanent dye, useful for any number of home decor ideas. Construction materials most suitable for staining are wood and glass. 


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STAIR: One of a series of elevating steps. 


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STAIR CARRIAGE: A plank that supports stair treads. Also called a stringer or a rough horse


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STAIR CASE: A set of stairs. Shown below, a spiral staircase. 


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STAIR GAUGE: A measuring device used when placing stairs. 


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STAIR RISE: The vertical distance from one stair tread to the next one. This distance should not exceed 7.5 inches, according to most building codes and regulations


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STALINIST ARCHITECTURE: The architecture of the Soviet Union between 1933 and 1955, during the leadership of Joseph Stalin. Shown below, Stalinist architecture in Minsk.


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STAPLE GUN: A handheld tool used for securing carpet staples. Used for countless home decor ideas. 


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STAPLE NAIL: The U-shaped nail that fits into a staple gun. 


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STARTER STRIP: Asphalt roofing applied at the eaves, parallel to the first course of shingles. 


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STATIC VENT: One of several fanless roof ventilation systems that provides airflow in and out of attic spaces. Also see Whirlybird


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STC: Sound Transmission Class. A building code measurement of interior sound barriers. 


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STEAM BOILER: A power generator activated by steam, typically located in a boiler room. 


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STEEL: A type of metal alloy used extensively in construction work, and also for certain elegant home decor ideas. 


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STEEL TAPE: A thin strip of steel used to manufacture tape measures, among other things. 


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STEEL WOOL: A type of sandpaper (i.e. abrasive agent) made from shredded steel foil. 


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ARCHITECTURE AND HOME DECOR IDEAS


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   

Chapter 53    

Chapter 54  

Chapter 55   

Chapter 56    

Chapter 57  (You Are Here)  

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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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT Architecture and one-of-a-kind home decor ideas. 



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OTHER BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR



EVERY BODY, EVERY WEAR:

The Illustrated Glossary of Fabric, Fashion, and Style


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