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MONOPOST: An adjustable metal column used for supporting a beam. Frequently used in home remodeling projects.
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MORTAR: A mixture of cement, sand, and water, typically used in masonry work and home remodeling tasks.
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MORTAR JOINT: The point at which two pieces are cemented together, such as between bricks. In exterior home remodeling, a mortar joint can be beaded, concave, extruded, flush, raked, rolled, struck, vee, or weathered.
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MORTAR BOARD: A square board used by masons to hold or carry mortar.
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MORTISE TENON JOINT: A slot (mortise) cut into a piece of wood, which will receive the tongue (tenon) of another piece of wood to form a joint.
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MORTISE CHISEL: A thick-bladed chisel used for fashioning mortise tenon joints.
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MOSAIC TILE: A kind of tile work featuring small pieces of clay or ceramic tile, arranged to form pictures or abstract designs on walls, floors, and other surfaces.
In home remodeling, mosaic tile work is most often used for kitchens, bathrooms, and exteriors.
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MOTOR HOME: A street-legal home on wheels, typically outfitted with a sleeping area, cooking equipment, and a toilet. Also known as an RV (recreational vehicle).
A motor home is not to be confused with a mobile home, which stays primarily in one place.
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MUDDING: The filling (with plaster) of the spaces between drywall panels.
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MUDSILL: The lowest sill (horizontal member) of a structure, usually placed at ground level. Also known as a Sill Plate.
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MULLION: A vertical divider in the frame between windows, doors, or other openings.
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MULTI FAMILY HOME: A home designed to accommodate more than one family. Such a home usually has a separate entrance for each separate living space within the same building.
A multi family home is not to be confused with an Apartment, in which separate living spaces share a common building entrance.
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MUNTIN: A decorative grid that divides the glass or opening of windows, creating the illusion of multiple glass panels.
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MUQARNAS: A decorative corbel. The muqarnas is one of the defining features of Islamic architecture.
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MURIATIC ACID: A chemical used for cleaning finished brick work.
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MUSHROOM: A condition that occurs when an over poured caisson concrete pier spreads out and hardens, so the top becomes wider than the foundation wall.
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MUTULE: An element of Greek architecture where a rectangular block projects outward from under a cornice.
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