HOME IMPROVEMENT IDEAS


This FREE book offers a broad range of Home Improvement Ideas, by way of a basic introduction to construction equipment, home building tools, interior designs, and architecture. 

Gain a general knowledge of architectural styles, textiles, tools, equipment, and landscape designs. 

This fully illustrated dictionary covers virtually all things related to home design and architecture.


Dream up creative ideas of your own from this carefully curated collection of images.

Feeling energetic? Use these ideas to create Your Perfect Dream Home!  


View stunning kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, bedrooms, and any other room that gives you home improvement ideas. 


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ABODE

The Picture Dictionary of Home Design And Architecture

by Judee Shipman



CHAPTER 20

FILL INSULATION - FLAME RETENTION BURNER


FILL INSULATION: A foam filling used for insulating walls. 


Above image credit: tadlockroofing.com




FILLISTER HEAD: A thick, cylindrical head on the end of a screw. 


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FINGER JOINT: A type of joining where shorter pieces interlock at the ends of longer pieces. 

Shown below, a finger jointed maple wood butcher block counter top. 


Above image credit: laruewoodworking.com




FINISH: The final, exterior layer of work - the part which remains visible to the viewer. 


Above image credit: contemporist.com




FINISH NAIL: A long nail with a tiny head, typically used for finishing work because the nail disappears from view. Finish nails are useful for numerous home improvement ideas. 


Above image credit: store.sbsalaska.com




FINISH TROWEL: A tool used for smoothing wet concrete surfaces. 


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FIR: A type of tree that is more commonly known as a Douglas fir. Douglas fir trees are popular home accents at Christmas time.

Yet, the fir tree also produces a strong, straight-grained, reddish brown wood most often used for building, as well as for numerous home improvement ideas. 

Shown below, a dining room designed in Douglas fir. 


Above image credit: snwwood.com


FIRE BLOCK: Short, horizontal beams attached part way up a wall. Also known as fire stop


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FIRE BRICK: A flame-resistant ceramic brick, commonly used in fireplaces.  


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FIRE ESCAPE: A ladder or other escape route located on exterior walls, near windows that are too high to safely jump from. 


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FIRE HYDRANT WRENCH: A type of wrench that is used for opening fire hydrants. 


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FIRE PIT: A type of outdoor fireplace, typically made of fire brick. 


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FIREPLACE: An indoor enclosed space designed to accommodate a fire, and always attached to a chimney so the smoke can escape. 


Above image credit: qualityfireplace-bbq.com




FIREPLACE CHASE FLASHING PAN: A large piece of sheet metal installed in a chimney pipe. 


Above image credit: askthechimneysweep.com




FIRE RESISTANT: Not easily combustible; able to withstand fire for up to an hour. 


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FIRE RETARDANT: Any fire-resistant material. 

Shown below, a plane sprays wildfires with a fire retardant substance. 


Above image credit: phoschek.com




FIRE STOP: See fire block.  



FISH PLATE: A metal plate that joins steel members together. Also known as a gusset.  


Above image credit: rsclare.com




FISH SCALE DETAILING: A decorative element featuring repetitions of small rounded parts, bearing a resemblance to fish scales. 


above image credit: vintagedesigngroup.com




FISH TAPE: A long strip of steel used for pulling wires through a conduit. 


above image credit: youtube.com




FITTINGS: Any part in a piping system that connects two larger parts together. 


above image credit: haywardpipe.com




FIXTURES: Permanently installed hardware such as ceiling fans, faucets, and overhead lights. 


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FLAGSTONE: Flat, broad stones about four inches thick, often used for steps and walkways. A popular material for home improvement ideas that involve landscaping. 


above image credit: angelos-supplies.com




FLAKE BOARD: A manufactured construction panel made from glue and wood chips. Functions as a substitute for plywood. Also known as OSB or wafer board. Many home improvement ideas involve the use of flake board. 


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FLAME RETENTION BURNER: An oil burner that holds the flame near the nozzle. 


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HOME IMPROVEMENT IDEAS AND MORE


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 (You Are Here)    

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

X-Y-Z

Chapter 68





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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




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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