One of the series of parallel beams used to support floor and ceiling loads.
A recess for a bench seat or two next to a fireplace popular in Shingle style and Craftsman homes.
A botanical group of trees featuring board leaves. The term does not necessarily refer to the hardness of the species.
The process of gathering molten glass onto the end of a blowpipe and forming it into a variety of shapes by blowing and manipulating it as the glass is rotated.
One of the most common types of window covering in residential and commercial interiors.
A fluorescent lamp, or fluorescent tube, is a low-pressure mercury-vapor gas-discharge lamp that uses fluorescence to produce visible light. An electric current in the gas excites mercury vapor, which produces short-wave ultraviolet light that then causes a phosphor coating on the inside of the lamp to glow.
Glass decorated with particles of translucent glass or glass-like material, usually of a contrasting color, which fuses to the surface under heat. Multicolored designs can be created, as well as monochrome coatings.
A decorative bracket carved from wood; used under shelving, vent hoods, countertop overhangs, and mantel shelves.
The vertical supports of stair railing. These can range from very simple to very ornate turned pieces.
A fine-textured, regularly white, gypsum that is easily carved and translucent when thin.
A molding or stitching with a series of frequent sharp turns from side to side.
An oak chair featuring turned front legs and stretchers. Native of Yorkshire, England during the 17th Century.
An elemental gas used in flash lamps and arc lamps.
A decorative material which is used to cover and decorate the interior walls of homes, offices and other buildings. Wallpaper is usually sold in rolls and is put onto a wall using wallpaper paste.
A window treatment consisting of a series of horizontal slats that can be turned or raised to control light or privacy.
Furniture such as sofas and chairs covered in fabric, vinyl, leather or other materials.
A three-paneled artwork. Historically, triptychs were hinged together so that the two side wings closed over the central panel.
Scale is the relative size of something as related to another element of known size. The size of an object, or comparisons between a drawing size and the actual size of a piece.
The technique of rapidly firing low-temperature ceramic ware. Raku firings were used traditionally in Japan to make bowls for tea ceremonies
The metamorphic equivalent of a quartz sandstone, which has recrystallised into closely fitting granules.