POOL DECK DESIGN, HOME BUILDING, AND ARCHITECTURE


Check out this FREE full color guide to Pool Deck Design, Home Architecture, Construction, Landscaping, and Interiors. 


This image-packed glossary introduces the equipment, tools, tips, techniques, and structural components involved in home building and interior design. 

Also view a diverse selection of stunning architectural forms, interiors, landscapes, and more. 


Dream up your own pool deck design ideas from this carefully curated collection of images with concise, instructional definitions. 



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ABODE

The Picture Dictionary of Home Design And Architecture

by Judee Shipman



CHAPTER 43

POLYURETHANE - PRESSURE RELEASE VALVE


POLYURETHANE: A synthetic strengthening element often used in paints and wood finishes. Typically used in pool deck design, and other projects involving wood. 


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POOL DECK: The hard surface area that surrounds built in swimming pools. A typical pool deck design involves wood, stone, brick, and/or concrete. 

Shown below, a rounded pool deck design of cedar, brick, and flagstone. 


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POPPY HEAD: A raised ornamental feature at the apex of a structure. 


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POP-UP MECHANISM: A spring-loaded piece of hardware designed to quickly raise a platform. 


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POPULUXE: A space age-inspired, mid century modern architectural style that was most popular during the 1950s.

The style is marked by upsloping roofs, sharp geometric forms, and the liberal use of metal and/or glass. All of it is designed to lend a futuristic ambiance. Also see Googie. 


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PORCH: An outdoor space attached to the house, typically used for sitting around outside. Also see Patio


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PORTE COCHERE: See Carriage Porch


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PORTICO: A porch that is connected to a walkway. 


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PORTLAND CEMENT: A type of cement made by heating clay and crushed limestone, then grinding it into a powder. 


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POST: A vertical structural component used for framing. 


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POST AND BEAM: See Pillar and Post


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POST HOLE DIGGER: A machine used for digging the large, round holes used in pillar-and-post foundations. 


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POWER MIXER: A powerful concrete mixer. 


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POST MODERN: A mid 20th century architectural style that includes interesting pool deck design elements. 


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POWER TAKE OFF: The part of an electrical device from which power can be sourced and transmitted to another device. 


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POWER TOOLS: Handyman tools that are powered by electricity. 


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POWER VENT: A vent with a fan installed to speed up airflow. 


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PRAIRIE SCHOOL: An architectural style that originated in the American midwest. Typical features include open floorpans and broad constructions. 


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PREFAB: See Manufactured Home


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PRESERVATIVE: Any substance that slows the process of deterioration. 


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PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE (PRV): A device mounted on a hot water heater, designed to release steam pressure to prevent tank explosions. 


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ARCHITECTURE, HOME DESIGN, POOL DECK DESIGN, AND MORE


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

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 (You Are Here)   

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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Introduction

Chapter 1 

Chapter 2  

Chapter 3  

Chapter 4  

Chapter 5  

Chapter 6  

Chapter 7  

Chapter 8 

Chapter 9 

Chapter 10 

Chapter 11  

Chapter 12  

Chapter 13  

Chapter 14 

Chapter 15  

Chapter 16 

Chapter 17 

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




YULE LOG:

Events That Happened On Christmas Day


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

Yule Log - Chapter Ten




CRAZY HORSE APPEARING


Crazy Horse Appearing - Introduction

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 1 

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 2

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 3

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 4

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 5

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 6

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 7

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 8

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 9

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 10

Crazy Horse Appearing - Appendixes