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This complete, full color dictionary offers a basic introduction to the equipment, tools, techniques, and components involved in construction, home design, gardening, landscaping, and architecture.
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JACKHAMMER: A heavy, electric power tool that combines the functions of a hammer and a chisel. Jackhammers are generally used for breaking up concrete.
In home decoration and building renovation, a jackhammer may be needed to install new plumbing.
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JACK POST: A type of steel structural support with adjustable height.
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JACK RAFTER: A rafter that spans the distance from a valley to a ridge.
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JACOBIAN ARCHITECTURE: A style of architecture that originated in England between 1580 and 1660, immediately following the Elizabethan style.
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JAGATI: A raised surface, platform, or terrace, seen in certain examples of Indian architecture.
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JALOUSIE: A window made from parallel glass, wood, or acrylic slats (louvres) set in a frame. The louvres fit together to provide adequate insulation. Also known as a Louvre window, the jalousie is a popular modern home decoration.
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JAMB: The side and head lining of a door, window, or other wall opening. The jamb encloses the frame.
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J-CHANNEL: A common type of trim, in cross section shaped somewhat like the letter J.
For home decoration, J-Channel trim is typically used around windows, doors, and inside corners.
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JEFFERSONIAN ARCHITECTURE: A style of architecture based on the designs of Thomas Jefferson. The style was most popular between 1790 and 1830. Jefferson's architectural designs are still visible on the American landscape today.
Since there were no architectural schools in colonial Virginia, Thomas Jefferson learned the trade on his own.
Among the surviving examples of Jeffersonian architecture are his plantation home in Monticello, several buildings at the University of Virginia, which he founded, and a few private homes here and there, such as the one shown below.
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JENGKI: A style of architecture popular in Indonesia during the 1950s.
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JETTYING: A construction technique in which the upper story of a building juts outward. Also see Garrison.
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JEWELER'S SCREWDRIVER: A small screwdriver with a thin bit, typically used for making and repairing jewelry. Sometimes used for intricate home decoration projects.
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JIG SAW: A power tool used for cutting free form curves, such as the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.
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JOB CHEST: A large tool box. Useful for many home decoration projects.
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JOINT: The location between the touching surfaces of two pieces of building material. Joints can be held together by nails, screws, glue, cement, or mortar.
In some joints the parts are fitted together, with no hardware required to secure them. The craft of securing joints by fitting the parts together is called joinery.
There are many types of joints, such as:
to name just a few.
Most types of joint can be further divided into smaller categories. For instance, there are at least five types of Lap joint: half lap, mired half lap, cross lap, dovetail cross lap, and tee lap.
Look up any of the types of joints listed above individually within these pages.
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JOINT COMPOUND: A cement powder mixed with water, typically used for mudding a sheetrock finish. Also known as sparkle or drywall mud.
Below, this stunning textural artwork is a truly unique home decoration idea from Bernie Mitchell, otherwise known as the Joint Compound Artisan.
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JOINTER: A woodworking machine used for planing surfaces.
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JOINTING TOOL: One of many tool varieties used for joining pieces of wood, metal, or plastic. Shown below, a brick jointing tool.
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JOINT TRENCH: A situation where electricity lines and telephone lines are buried in the same hole.
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JOIST: A wood beam the provides support to floors and ceilings by running parallel with other joists. Joists are supported by even larger beams called girders.
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JOIST HANGER: A U-shaped piece of metal that helps support a joist.
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JUMPERS: Water pipes or electrical wires installed in a pit before the meter is installed.
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