Here's a FREE, full color introductory guide to Interior Designs, Architectural Design, Landscaping, and more.
This image-packed glossary presents a colorful introduction to the equipment, tools, tips, techniques, structural components, and design elements involved in home construction, interiors, and landscape design.
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SPACKLE: A wet, plaster-like product, typically purchased in small quantities. Spackle is used in all sorts of interior designs, especially for filling in cracks and nail holes in plaster walls.
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SPADE BIT: A broad, flat drill bit used for making larger holes than an ordinary drill bit would make.
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SPAN: 1) The unsupported distance between two weight-bearing framing components. 2) The horizontal distance from eave to eave. Also see Rise and Run.
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SPANDREL: The curved space between two arches.
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SPANISH COLONIAL: An architectural revival style whose buildings tend to be centrally located and larger than surrounding buildings. Defining characteristics include front columns, wide stone steps, and arched openings.
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SPANISH TILE: 1. Terra cotta tiles, typically used for shingles and flooring on Mediterranean-style homes. 2. Clay or ceramic tiles brightly decorated with Spanish or Mexican designs.
Also see Talavera tile.
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SPANNER: See Wrench.
SPARK PLUG WRENCH: A type of socket wrench, typically with a rubber sleeve insert that holds a spark plug snugly.
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SPEED SQUARE: A triangular framing tool, also called a rafter angle square. A speed square is used in architecture and interior designs for determining the precision of right angles.
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SPEED WRENCH: A kind of socket wrench with a long, thin, cranked handle.
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SPINDLE: Part of a drill press.
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SPIRAL RATCHET: A type of screwdriver.
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SPIRE: A tapering, conical structure located on the top of a building, such as a church steeple.
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SPLASH BLOCK: A concrete channel set beneath an exterior water faucet or downspout.
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SPLINE JOINT: A joint in which a small piece fits in between two adjacent boards with aligned grooves.
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SPLIT LEVEL: An architectural style in which the main floor is located halfway between the upper and the lower floors.
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SPOKE WRENCH: A wrench designed for adjusting spoked wheels.
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SPRING CLAMP: A clamp with an attached spring mechanism that has to be squeezed open, and shuts when at rest.
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SPRINGER: The first wedge-shaped piece (voussior) of an arch.
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SQUARE: See Speed Square.
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Shipping Container Homes (and efficient interior designs).
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