Enjoy this FREE book of Architecture and Home Decorating Tips
Here is a basic introduction to the equipment, tools, and interior designs associated with home decorating.
This fully illustrated dictionary covers virtually all things related to home design and architecture.
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by Judee Shipman
FOLDING RULE: A jointed ruler that folds for easy carrying. Also known as a zigzag rule. Home decorating tips include keeping one of these handy.
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FOOTER: Thick concrete blocks that support a foundation wall.
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FORCED AIR: A common home heating system by which air is heated and forced through air ducts to various parts of the house. Popular home decorating tips include having central heating and AC installed.
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FORM: A mold into which concrete is poured, to be removed when the concrete hardens.
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FORMERET: The ribbing in a vault.
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FOUNDATION: The supporting base of a structure. The three most common types of home foundation are slab, crawl space, and basement. Shown below, a basement foundation.
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FOUNDATION TIES: Metal wires used for securing wall panels and rebar so the concrete can be poured.
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FOUNDATION WATERPROOFING: A substance that protects concrete foundations from water damage.
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FRAME CONSTRUCTION: A type of construction in which the structural components need a wood or metal frame for support.
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FRAMING: Lumber used for the structural support of a building, such as studs, joists, and rafters.
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FRAMING CHISEL: A chisel designed to be hit with a mallet.
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FRAMING HAMMER: A heavy-duty work hammer with straight claws.
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FRAMING SQUARE: An L-shaped steel ruler used for measuring right angles.
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FRANKLIN STOVE: A fireplace with a metal lining, invented by Benjamin Franklin.
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FREESTANDING: Refers to a structure that is not attached to any other structure.
Shown below, the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai is the tallest freestanding structure in the world.
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FRENCH COLONIAL: An architectural style whose defining elements include heavy timber log frames and raised basements. New Orleans is famous for its French Colonial architecture.
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FRENCH DOOR: A door with Muntin glass panels, usually installed in pairs.
Home Decorating Tips include pairing French doors with hardwood flooring.
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FREON: A chemical used in air conditioners, originally developed by the Dupont company.
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FRIEZE: The horizontal band near a cornice. Many friezes are ornately carved.
Shown below, a detail from the Frieze of Parnassus in London, featuring 169 exquisitely carved, life-sized statues.
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FROST LID: A round metal lid installed over a water heater to prevent frost damage.
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FROST LINE: The depth to which the ground can freeze.
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FULL BATH: A bathroom that includes all four main fixtures: toilet, sink, tub, and shower.
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FURNACE: The unit that heats air for distribution throughout a building.
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FURRING STRIPS: Strips of wood shim that create a level fastening surface.
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FUSE: A safety device involving a small piece of metal that melts and breaks an electrical circuit when the current reaches unsafe levels.
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