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This image-packed introductory guide offers a colorful, informative, organized view of the equipment, tools, tips, techniques, structural components, and design elements involved in architecture, home construction, landscaping, and interior design.
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Arm yourself with the basic knowledge of home improvements and architecture.
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by Judee Shipman
TAB: The exposed, cut out portion of strip shingles on a roof.
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TABLE LOCK: Part of a drill press.
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TABLE SAW: A type of saw that is attached to a flat, horizontal surface.
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TACK HAMMER: A lightweight hammer designed for driving tacks and small nails.
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TACK NAIL: A nail with a short shaft that resembles a tack, typically used in home luxury design for upholstery and light construction work.
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TACKLESS STRIP: A metal strip inserted beneath a carpet's edge.
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TAIL BEAM: A relatively short beam supported by a wall and a header.
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TAKE OFF: The material necessary to complete a construction job.
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TALAVERA: A style of tin-glazed earthenware pottery from Mexico, sometimes used in tile work for home luxury design. Shown below, several beautiful talavera tile kitchen designs.
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TANG: The metal projection that connects a knife blade with a handle.
Types of tang include
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TAP: See faucet.
TAP WRENCH: A wrench used for faucets and related fixtures.
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TAPE: Any long, narrow strip of material.
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TAPING: The process of covering drywall joints with paper tape after mudding.
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TAR: A thick, sticky substance used as an adhesive for roof shingles, as well as in blacktop pavement.
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TASK LIGHTING: A focused lighting system used in display cases and other concentrated areas.
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T-BAR: A T-shaped bar with a flat metal plate at the bottom, typically used for chain link fencing.
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TEAK: A rot-resistant, Asian hardwood that is most commonly used in home luxury design for boats, woodwork, flooring, and outdoor furniture.
Shown below, a stylish backyard with a teak wood deck and a fire pit.
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TECO CLIP: See Hurricane Clip.
TEE: A T-shaped pipe fitting.
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TEMPERED GLASS: Shatter-proof glass that breaks into pellets.
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