This FREE book will give you many ideas for Home Interior Design, along with a general knowledge of architectural forms.
This fully illustrated dictionary covers virtually all things related to architecture and home design.
Learn about design elements, equipment, tools, textiles, architecture, and more.
Dream up creative ideas of your own from this carefully curated collection of images.
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by Judee Shipman
DADO: A kind of joint used in woodworking, where a groove is cut into a board to hold the edge of a connecting board.
Shown below, types of dado joints used in home interior design.
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DAMPER: A metal cover that regulates the airflow in a chimney.
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DAMP PROOFING: A tar-like, waterproof material applied to a wall to prevent moisture from rising.
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DANISH FUNCTIONALISM: A style of architecture developed in Denmark in the 1960s, emphasizing structural form only in terms of function. For home interior design features in this style, visit IKEA.
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DAYLIGHT: The unattached end of a pipe.
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DEAD BOLT: A security lock typically installed on exterior entry doors.
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DEAD LIGHT: The type of window that does not open, such as a picture window.
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DECK: An exterior wood floor attached to the side of a building or other outdoor structure.
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DECONSTRUCTIVISM: A post modern architectural style that began in the 1980s. The style is characterized by a fragmented structural appearance and an absence of harmony.
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DEDICATED CIRCUIT: An electrical circuit that powers a single appliance or system.
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DEHUMIDIFIER: A home interior design element used for controlling humidity levels.
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DELAMINATION: A separation of the layers of defective laminated materials, such as the delaminated wood door shown below.
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DEN: A room inside a house that functions as a small, busy living room. In many home interior design motifs, the den is typically equipped with a TV and/or other entertainment systems.
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DEPTH RING: The part of a router that sets the depth of a hole to be drilled.
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DETACHED GARAGE: A garage that is not connected to the house, but stands as a separate building on the property. With the right home interior design ideas, a detached garage can be converted into a charming in-law.
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DETACHED HOUSE: A house that is not connected to, or combined with, any other building.
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DETAILING: Decorative accents and trim work, inside or outside the home.
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DIAGONAL PLIERS: A type of pliers designed for wire cutting.
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DIAMOND POINT CHISEL: A chisel that is used for cleaning out corners and other tiny spaces.
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DIASTYLE: A spacing of three column widths between columns.
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DIAZOMA: A passage across the middle of an auditorium, which divides the upper and the lower rows of seats.
Shown below, the remains of an ancient theater in Greece.
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DIE: A material shaping process, or a device used for such a process. The die casting process is most commonly used for making toys and hardware items.
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DIE STOCK: A piece of hardware that is used for cutting the grooves onto screws.
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DIE WRENCH: A double-handled wrench used with die stock for cutting grooves into screws.
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DIKKA: A stage or podium placed on top of columns.
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DIMMER SWITCH: A light switch that allows the user to control the intensity of the light.
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Chapter 14 (You Are Here)
Early American Architecture and vintage Home Interior Design