ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPING DESIGN


Look Here for a free introductory guide to Architecture, Construction, Landscaping Design, and other Home Improvement ideas. 


This complete, full color dictionary details the equipment, tools, techniques, and components involved in landscaping, construction, home design, and architecture. 


Come up with your own creative ideas from this carefully curated collection of images. 

View stunning kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, bedrooms, and classic architectural wonders, surrounded by manicured lawns, and magnificent gardens. 

You can even use the information contained here to create your own unique home or landscaping design. 


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ABODE

The Picture Dictionary of Home Design And Architecture

by Judee Shipman



CHAPTER 31

LACQUER - LAWN SCULPTURE


LACQUER: A protective clear wood finish, often with a glossy sheen, although matte lacquers are also available. Lacquer is also known as varnish or shellac


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LACUNAR: A vault with a coffered ceiling. 


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LAG EXPANSION SHIELD: An anchor used in masonry to reinforce machine screws. 



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LAGGING: Heavy wood boards that line the sides of dug holes to prevent cave ins. 


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LALLY COLUMN: A round steel column used for structural support. 


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LAMINATE: Material manufactured in multiple layers, usually bonded with heat pressure. 


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LAMINATED SHINGLES: Shingles with extra layers, also called 3D shingles. 


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LANDING: The platform located at either end of a flight of stairs. 


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LANDSCAPING: The architectural design of a piece of land.

A landscaper knows which plants grow best in which types of soil and in what regions. A good landscaper also knows which plants are "deer proof," as well as the optimal placement for each landscaping design element. 

Other elements of landscaping design include ponds, bridges, walls, trellises, walkways, outdoor lighting, lawn furniture, and more. 

Landscaping design ideas are countless. Some are shown here. 


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LAP: To overlap the surface of one shingle with another. Shown below, cedar lap siding. Note the irregular shapes of the upper story shingles. 


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LAP JOINT: A type of joint named for the way in which two pieces overlap at right angles when joined. 


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LASER LEVEL: A laser-based tool used for determining the flatness of a surface. The laser beam should reach from one end of the surface to the other. Also see Level


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LATCH: A piece of beveled metal hardware with a spring-loaded lever. 


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LATERAL: An underground trench and the service lines (phone, electricity, gas, sewer, and water) buried within it. 


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LATEX: A plastic product used for making high quality paint, among other things. 


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LATH: Narrow strips of wood attached to a frame of a building as a base for plaster, shingles, or tile work. Typically used for interior walls and ceilings. 


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LATHE: An electric tool that rotates a piece as it is being worked. 


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LATTICE: An open framework of criss cross wood or metal strips that form regular, patterned spaces. This popular landscaping design is also known as latticework, and is often used in trellises. 

Shown below, this yard is bordered with a latticework fence. 


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LAVATORY: A room that contains a toilet and (typically) a sink. 


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LAWN SCULPTURE

An artistic 3-dimensional form made from weather-resistant materials, and placed on a lawn as part of the landscaping design. 


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HOME LANDSCAPING DESIGN


ABODE


Introduction   

A

Chapter 1    

Chapter 2  

Chapter 3    

B

Chapter 4    

Chapter 5   

Chapter 6    

Chapter 7   

C

Chapter 8   

Chapter 9   

Chapter 10   

Chapter 11   

Chapter 12   

Chapter 13  

D

Chapter 14  

Chapter 15  

Chapter 16  

E

Chapter 17  

Chapter 18 

F

Chapter 19  

Chapter 20    

Chapter 21 

Chapter 22   

G

Chapter 23  

Chapter 24  

Chapter 25  

H

Chapter 26  

Chapter 27

I

Chapter 28  

J

Chapter 29  

K

Chapter 30

L

Chapter 31 (You Are Here) 

Chapter 32  

Chapter 33    

M

Chapter 34  

Chapter 35  

Chapter 36  

N

Chapter 37    

O

Chapter 38   

P

Chapter 39    

Chapter 40   

Chapter 41  

Chapter 42   

Chapter 43   

Chapter 44    

Q

Chapter 45  

R

Chapter 46

Chapter 47    

Chapter 48    

Chapter 49   

S

Chapter 50   

Chapter 51   

Chapter 52   

Chapter 53    

Chapter 54  

Chapter 55   

Chapter 56    

Chapter 57   

Chapter 58    

Chapter 59    

T

Chapter 60  

Chapter 61    

Chapter 62   

Chapter 63   

U

Chapter 64   

V

Chapter 65 

W

Chapter 66

Chapter 67

X-Y-Z

Chapter 68





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Chapter 3  

Chapter 4  

Chapter 5  

Chapter 6  

Chapter 7  

Chapter 8 

Chapter 9 

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Chapter 11  

Chapter 12  

Chapter 13  

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Chapter 18  

Chapter 19

Chapter 20 

Chapter 21 

Chapter 22  

Chapter 23  

Chapter 24  

Chapter 25  

Chapter 26

Chapter 27  

Chapter 28  

Chapter 29  

Chapter 30  

Chapter 31  

Chapter 32  

Chapter 33  

Chapter 34  

Chapter 35  

Chapter 36  

Chapter 37  

Chapter 38  

Chapter 39  

Chapter 40

Chapter 41





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Yule Log - Chapter One

Yule Log - Chapter Two

Yule Log - Chapter Three

Yule Log - Chapter Four

Yule Log - Chapter Five

Yule Log - Chapter Six

Yule Log - Chapter Seven

Yule Log - Chapter Eight

Yule Log - Chapter Nine

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Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 4

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 5

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 6

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 7

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