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Broom-finish Concrete - A floor slab that is floated and trowelled smooth, then finished by drawing a stiff broom across it to make it a non slip surface ...

Satin Finish
Builders' hardware that has been scoured with an abrasive to achieve a dull lustre
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Finish Floor - A finished walking surface.
Fire Brick - A fire resistant brick used to line a fireplace.
Fire Cut - An angled cut on joist ends found in solid masonry wall construction designed to prevent wall collapse in case of fire.

Finishing coat
- a final coat of render or plaster, usually very smooth, often with painting in mind. The application of this coat is often referred to by the plasterers as "fining off".

Finished stone or brick used to visually reinforce the exterior corners of a building.
The sloping member in a roof system that supports the sheathing and roof covering. Exposed rafters are common in Bungalow and Craftsman style homes.

Faux Finish Glossary of Terms at Creative Evolution.net
Glossary of Medieval Art at University of Pittsburgh
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Exterior Finish
The exterior finish of a building is what protects the interior from the elements: rain, wind, snow. In Ontario, exterior finishes are necessarily quite durable.
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Rubbed: A finish obtained by using an abrasive to remove surface irregularities
Rubbing brick/Rubber: Bricks that were rubbed, i.e., smoothed
Rubbing stone or brick: A hard stone or brick used to rub, i.e., smooth, hand made bricks ...

2. vt (finishing tape) → toccare
breast [brɛst]
1. n (Anat, Culin) → petto; (of woman) → seno, mammella
to make a clean breast of it (fig) → vuotare il sacco ...

The finished surface below the fascia and rafters is called the soffit or eave.

The finishing (often with paneling) of the lower part of a wall, usually in a classical interior; in origin a formalized continuous pedestal. Dado rail: the moulding along the top of the dado.

Trim - The finish materials to a building, such as moldings applied around openings (window trim, door trim) or at the floor and ceiling of rooms (baseboard, cornice, picture molding).

Pointing The finished mortar treatment of bricks and masonry joints.
Portico A porch supported by columns and open on at least one side.
Proportion The relationship of the size of parts of a building to each other and to the whole.

Oversite The finish to the ground surface beneath suspended floors.
Pantile A curved roof tile which hooks over adjoining tiles, typical in some 1930 s construction.

When the work was finished on the Last Judgment in (October 1541), Michelangelo was accused of intolerable obscenity for his depictions of naked figures showing genitals (and inside a church, and in St.Peter's, the most important one).

It usually covers the joints between the frame and the wall finish, thus hiding any shrinkage gaps, which may occur.
Asbestos - material used in the past for insulation and fire protection.

Blind Nailing:Nailing in such a way that the nail heads are not visible on the finished work.Blind Rivet:Riveting in such a way that the rivets are not visible on the finished work.

LAP DOVETAIL: an overlapping form of dovetail joint which is not finished flush. LATTICED SUPERTRANSOM: a latticed transom above the springing level.

SAND FINISH: A final plaster coat; a skim coat. SAP: All the fluids in a tree. SASH: Individual frame into which glass is set; the movable part of a double-hung window.

When the chevet of Le Mans was finished, in 1254, the beginnings recorded in Jumièges two centuries before had worked themselves out to a point beyond which further wholesome development was impossible.

Workforce included German POW's; wiring, plumbing and finishes used requisitioned German materials.[28] In 1949, it was praised, in 1952 criticized,[29] and in 1955 Khruschev personally labelled it as "a pinnacle of excesses".

Decorative gable trim, corbels, and a variation of exterior finishes. This style actually is a combination of several other main styles like Italianate, Second Empire and Queen Anne.

(Scots): Sloping or shaped stones finishing a gable upstanding from the roof. A skewputt is a bracket at the bottom end of a skew.Skew archAn arch spanning responds not diametrically opposed; hence also skew bridge.

The following year, he finished the construction of the royal apartment in the Residenz Palace in Munich, which was followed three years later by the addition of an opulent conservatory or Winter Garden on the palace roof.

The kind of surface finishing the intonaco should have is a matter of personal taste and often involves the use particular types of plastering materials and troweling techniques such as a marble dust intonaco - a dry marble dust is sifted ...

Tuckpointed - Method of finishing joints of face-brickwork, with mortar, coloured to match the bricks on which a lime-putty bead is run to form a crisp white delineation of the bonding.

finial - the top or finishing stone of a pinnacle.

flying buttress - a buttress arched over at the top to engage with a main wall. A principal feature of Gothic architecture, lending strength and solidity to the main structure.

finish - the final appearance exposed stone slab surfaces are fabricated to meet. finished stone - building stone with one or more mechanically dressed surface(s). fireproof - relatively incombustible.

Annulet : A circular finishing found on pillars or piers, sometimes decorated with carvings.
Archivolt : An ornamental molding seen often in arch shaped portals following the lines of the face with sculpted figures.

a doorway or window opening Arrow-loop or slitLong, narrow and usually vertical opening in a wall or merlon, through which arrows were shot ArtilleryFirearms, such as handguns and cannons AshlarBuilding stone precisely cut and finished to ...

CORNICE A cornice is the finished edge of the roof where it meets the exterior wall, of varying sizes, sometime plain, but often decorative and marked by brackets, dentils, medalions or some other decorative feature.

PEDIMENT A gable finished with a horizontal moulding between the two lower corners, ultimately derived from Greek temples. A broken pediment has this horizontal moulding partially left open.

SNAGGING - Minor building works to be finished off after practical completion.
SNAP HEADERS - Cut bricks to outer skin of cavity wall or rounded bays.
SOAKAWAY - Arrangement for disposal of rainwater, utilising graded aggregate laid below ground.

Annulet: A circular finishing found on pillars or piers often decorated with carvings as in Gothic Architecture.
Arcade: A series of arches supported by columns or piers.

Smooth stone finishes
Full-length porches that rise to the top of the building
Balconies and pedimented porches on the front facade
Elaborate cornices
Symmetrical, with rectangular rooms ...

Cresting - Line of ornamentation finishing a roof
Cupola - A cup-shaped cap over a structure; often found on carriage houses
Cyclopean Block - Rock faced blocks often used in foundations ...

the preliminary form of a sculpture, often finished in itself, but preceding the final casting or carving.
3. to make by shaping a plastic substance, such as clay-- either modelling clay or ceramic clay-- or wax.
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"Finished with Clapboards or Shingles" The Small Home, October 1930.
Editors of the Architectural Forum, The 1938 Book of Small Houses. Simon & Schuster, Inc. New York, NY, 1937.

Stonework, hammered to a projecting rock-faced finish, sometimes also known as bull-faced.
Hipped Roof:
Pitched roof without gables, where all sides of the roof meet at an angle.

Head board: A flat board that fits the contour of a bow or bay window at the top and that finishes off the ceiling inside the window.
Header: A heavy beam extended across the top of the rough opening to help support the weight of the building.

Dressing. Stone surface of a building, worked to a finish, whether smooth or moulded. Also the decorative stonework around any of the openings.
Drop arch. * Arch.
Drum. * Dome.

Coping / Coping Stone: Usually stone or concrete, laid on top of a wall as a decorative finish and to stop rainwater soaking into the wall.
Corbell: Projection of stone, brick, timber or metal jutting out from a wall to support a weight.

molding (molding) - decorative finishing strip.
Mullion - vertical bar of wood, metal or stone which divides a window into two or more parts (cf. transom).

polychrome: a many-coloured finish.
porch: a roof structure or room providing shelter at the front of a building.
portal: a doorway.

Spina: the divider down the middle of a circus, finished with metae at either end
Stylobate: the masonry at ground level on which a column rests ...

Clay pressed into a mold and baked at extreme temperatures. A variety of finishes are achieved by different glazing techniques. Seen on decorative building ornaments such as cornices, moldings, and plaques.

Building stone that has been squared and finished, and the masonry constructed of such blocks. Courtesy of Heather Russell ...

Aluminum-clad windows and doors: Windows or doors of wood construction covered on the exterior with extruded (Eagle windows) or roll-formed aluminum. Has a factory-applied finish to deter the elements.

in ceramics, a mixture of clay and water used (a) as a decorative finish or (b) to attach different parts of an object (e.g., handles to the body of a vessel).
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Head Board A flat board cut to fit the contour of a bow or bay window and installed between the head jambs and the flat wall surface to finish off that area which would normally be ceiling.

Floor joists are the principal element of a wooden floor; the flooring is nailed to the top of the joists and, if the room below has a finished ceiling, the ceiling material is nailed to the bottoms of the joists.

One was for weighing raw materials which would in that location weigh less than actual, and the other one of weighing finished goods which would register more weight than actual. Very neat, one may say, and very tempting for the factory owner.

Several things suggest that the temple was never actually finished. The Doric columns have not been fluted as they normally would have been and the temple also seems to have lacked a roof over the main chamber.

It usually bends or returns downwards at the ends of the lintel and bends again outwards and downward or finishes in a narrow point or a carved ornament. Dripstone and label are other names for the same feature.

considerable resources and undertook to rebuild, from top to bottom, the edifice of the main church, which formerly had been consecrated in honor of the Cross of Christ. While he and his people were hastening to complete the work in order to finish ...

Grandiose examples have ambitious decorative programs inside and out, with sculpture, carving, decorative ironwork, and classical columns, balustrades, cartouches, and other details, often executed in grey granite to a high degree of finish.

Some of the catacombs are decorated with Christian paintings. ceramic tile : Any of a wide range of sturdy floor and wall tiles made from fired clay and set with grout. May be glazed or unglazed. Colors and finishes vary.

This photo shows one of four Lustron houses (made of steel with baked enamel finish inside and out) in Eau Claire, with the only Lustron garage from 1949. These houses and trailers have no basements.

Buttress The projection of stonework at the side or corners of a building to provide strength against the lateral forces
Byrnie A long shirt of leather or chain mail finishing at the elbows and reaching down to the knees ...

rustication the roughened finish, naturally or artificially created, on blocks of stone or masonry, and the deep engraving of the joints between the blocks; rustication is often used on the facade of the ground floor of a Palladian building.

TOOLING: smoothing or finishing of a stone, using a chisel,
TRACERY: intersecting bars or panelling at the top of Gothic windows. The main types are as follows: ...

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