HOME DECORATING IDEAS AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS


Scroll down for a FREE, full color glossary featuring hundreds of Home Decorating Ideas, Interior Designs, construction techniques, and more. 

This image-packed introductory guide offers a colorful, informative, organized view of the equipment, tools, tips, techniques, structural components, and design elements involved in home construction, landscaping, and interior design. 


Dream up your own ideas from this carefully crafted collection of images with concise, clear definitions. 

Arm yourself with the basic knowledge of home design and architecture. 

Find countless Home Decorating Ideas and more within this comprehensive guide. 



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Also see links to other Free Books by this author. 




ABODE

The Picture Dictionary of Home Design And Architecture

by Judee Shipman



CHAPTER 67

WHOLE HOUSE FAN - WROUGHT IRON


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. 

  • Ash
  • Beech 
  • Birch 
  • Cedar 
  • Cherry 
  • Elm 
  • Fir 
  • Hickory
  • Mahogany
  • Maple 
  • Oak 
  • Pine 
  • Poplar
  • Redwood 
  • Teak
  • Walnut 



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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: 


  • Adjustable Wrench 
  • Allen Wrench
  • Alligator Wrench
  • Box End Wrench
  • Breaker Bar Wrench
  • Bristol Wrench
  • Combination Wrench
  • Cone Wrench
  • Crowfoot Wrench
  • Die Wrench
  • Drum Wrench
  • Flare Nut Wrench
  • Head Nut Wrench
  • Hook Wrench
  • Lug Wrench
  • Monkey Wrench
  • Oil Filter Wrench
  • Open End Wrench 
  • Pin Wrench 
  • Pipe Wrench
  • Plug Wrench
  • Plumbing Wrench
  • Ratchet Wrench
  • Saltus Wrench
  • Sink Wrench
  • Slammer Wrench
  • Socket Wrench
  • Spark Wrench
  • Spoke Wrench
  • Strap Wrench
  • Tap Wrench
  • Torque Wrench
  • Torx Wrench
  • Tuning Wrench 
  • Wing Nut Wrench


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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ARCHITECTURE AND HOME DECORATING 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   

Chapter 58    

Chapter 59    

T

Chapter 60  

Chapter 61    

Chapter 62   

Chapter 63   

U

Chapter 64   

V

Chapter 65 

W

Chapter 66

Chapter 67 (You Are Here) 

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




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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 4

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 5

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Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 7

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