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by Judee Shipman
WHOLE HOUSE FAN: A fan designed to move warm air through and out of a home.
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WIFI: Wireless internet.
Shown below, the Lennar Corporation built the world's first "Wifi Smart Home," controlled by Alexa.
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WIND BRACING: Metal straps or wood blocks installed to prevent a wall from twisting or falling.
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WINDOW BUCK: A box installed within a wall, which will eventually hold a window.
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WINDOW FRAME: The stationary part of a window, into which the window sash will fit.
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WINDOW INSERTS: New window panes designed to be inserted into the old framework. Window inserts are one of many cost-effective home decorating ideas.
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WINDOW SASH: The movable part of a window.
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WINDOW WELL: A ditch or trench dug outside of a basement window. For example, an egress window always has a window well.
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WING NUT WRENCH: A wrench designed for tightening (or loosening) wing nuts.
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WINTERIZE: To prepare a home for winter weather. Also see Weatherization.
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WIRE BRUSH WHEEL: A drill accessory used for removing loose debris from surfaces.
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WIRING: The network of electrical connections installed in a building.
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WIRE MESH: Screening made from woven metal wires. Wire mesh is featured in landscaping, fencing, and home decorating ideas.
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WIRE NUT: A plastic device used for holding bare wires together.
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WONDER BOARD: See Dura Board.
WOOD: A hard, fibrous, organic substance found in plants. Each variety of wood has its own unique properties.
Here is a list of the types of wood most commonly used in construction and home decorating ideas. To learn more about wood varieties, look up any of the following terms within these pages.
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WOODWORK: Carved or treated wood elements such as moldings, bannisters, or anything wooden. Woodwork is featured in many amazing home decorating ideas.
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WOOD PULP: Very small bits of wood, often used for construction work, but also used in paper making.
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WOOD PUTTY: A clay-like substance that behaves like wood after it dries.
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WOOD SHINGLE: A kind of exterior siding.
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WRECKING BAR: A heavy metal tool used for breaking up hard materials into smaller pieces.
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WRENCH: A tool used by handymen for gripping and turning. Also called a Spanner.
There are too many different types of wrenches for all kinds of construction and home decorating ideas to list.
Below is a list of commonly used wrenches, which you can look up in these pages.
Even each of these types of wrenches come in many different varieties:
Shown below, 16 different kinds of wrenches.
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WROUGHT IRON: A type of ironwork where bars are bent into ornate designs, often just for aesthetic purposes and home decorating ideas.
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