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by Judee Shipman
PACIFIC LODGE: A log cabin-inspired architectural style from America's Pacific northwest. Some Pacific Lodge homes include rustic patio designs.
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PADDING: A soft material installed under carpeting for comfort and soundproofing.
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PADLOCK: A portable lock with a U-shaped latch, which can be opened with a key.
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PAD OUT, PACK OUT: Wood shims applied to walls or ceilings for leveling, or to correct imperfections, or just for aesthetic effect.
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PAINT: Pigments mixed with suitable thinners or oils to provide decorative or protective coatings for walls and other surfaces. Paint can be either oil based or water based.
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PAINT STIRRER: A piece of electrical equipment with a rotating attachment, used for stirring paint.
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PAINT THINNER: A substance (such as water or turpentine) to be mixed with paint to make it thinner with a smoother textural consistency.
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PALLADIAN: An architectural style inspired by a 16th century architect named Andrea Palladio. The style is characterized partly by pillared entranceways and large, open patio designs. Also see Hyphen.
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PALLET: A crudely constructed wood platform used for storing and shipping materials.
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PANEL: A thin, flat piece of wood, plywood, or other hard material. Shown below, energy efficient solar panels make optimal use of natural light.
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PARAPET: A safety wall placed around the edge of a roof to prevent people from falling off.
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PARCLOSE: A screen that divides two areas, typically seen in churches.
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PARING CHISEL: A chisel with a long blade, useful for cleaning out grooves. Shown below, assorted paring chisels.
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PARQUET: A type of flooring featuring wood mosaics of geometric design.
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PARTING STRIP: A wood piece that separates the upper from the lower sash in a double hung window.
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PARTICLE BOARD: A plywood substitute made from sawdust and resin pressed into sheets.
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PARTITION: A wall that subdivides interior spaces.
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PATCHING: The strengthening of weak areas by adding more material.
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PATIO: A paved outdoor sitting area located just outside the main house.
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PAVEMENT: A layer of masonry (or masonry tiles) applied to the ground to form a firm, even surface that accommodates vehicles, bikes, and/or foot traffic. There are also many ways of using pavement in patio designs.
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