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WAFERBOARD: A manufactured panel made of wood chips and glue. Also known a flake board, this material can be used for building cheap furniture, room dividers, and interior walls, which can be incorporated into any number of home interior designs.
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WAINSCOTTING: Trim molding placed around a room along the wall, typically two or three feet above floor level.
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WALK-IN CLOSET: A small-room-sized closet large enough to hold furniture.
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WALKWAY: A long, narrow, smoothed area designed to allow foot traffic.
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WALL BRUSH: A paint brush designed for applying paint to walls.
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WALL HEATER: A home heating system by which heat radiates from the device, which is attached to a wall. This is less efficient than central heating, because (for instance) the heat cannot reach other rooms when the doors are closed.
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WALLPAPER: A synthetic textile used instead of paint to cover walls in many home interior designs.
Shown below, photographic wallpaper is the next big thing in home interior designs.
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WALNUT: A fine-grained hardwood used in home interior designs for its warm, rich, dark brown color, as well as for its durability.
Walnut is very dense and shock-resistant. It also stains and polishes well. Walnut is often used for cabinets and carved furniture.
Shown below, white walnut flooring lends a natural warmth to this living room.
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WARPING: Any distortion in a material.
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WASHER: A round, flat piece of metal hardware with a hole in the middle. Washers are typically used in conjunction with nuts and/or bolts, but are also used in jewelry design.
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WASTE PIPE AND VENT: A plastic plumbing pipe that carries waste water to the municipal sewage system.
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WATERBOARD: A type of moisture-resistant drywall designed to be used in home interior designs for kitchen backsplashes and bathroom walls, among other uses.
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WATER CLOSET: A room that contains a flushing toilet.
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WATER HEATER: A device that heats water.
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WATER METER PIT: A cast iron and concrete pit that holds a building's water meter.
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WATER REPELLENT PRESERVATIVE: A liquid applied to wood for waterproofing. Shown below, this wood and epoxy resin table has been treated with a water repellent preservative.
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WATER TABLE: The depth of the surface of underground water.
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WATER TAP: The point where the home water line connects to the municipal water system.
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WEATHERIZATION: Work that reduces energy loss in a building. May include insulation, storm windows and doors, caulking, weather stripping, and more.
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WEATHER PROOFING: See Weatherization.
WEATHER STRIPPING: Narrow, thin strips of metal installed to prevent air and moisture from entering around windows and doors.
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WEEP HOLE: A small hole in a storm window frame that allows moisture to escape.
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WELD: To join pieces of metal by way of heat fusion. Shown below, a home in Australia made from 31 shipping containers welded together.
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WHIRLYBIRD: A type of roof vent that can provide airflow, but does not actually cool the air.
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