Majolica is a style of bold-coloured pottery first designed by a 19th-century English potter who was inspired by the bright colours festive themes and strong forms of ceramics from the Spanish Renaissance.
A type of hardboard made from pressed wood fibres used as a building material or insulation.
A window covering made of thin strips of cane or basswood; filters light and can be painted or stained.
"French for cushioned or padded"". Fabric woven on a jacquard or dobby loom in double cloth weave. The pattern stands out and gives a ""pouch"" or ""quilted"" effect to the goods."
A less expensive alternative to wood MDF is made from wood fibres fused under heat and pressure. Many veneers use MDF as a base.
A sheet material commonly used in building inexpensive cabinets and ready-to-assemble furniture. It is a thermosetting plastic resin applied to a substrate like particleboard.
Yarn that is treated under tension with a soda solution in order to give it strength a silky lustre and make it more receptive to dyes.
A mitre or mitre joint is made by beveling two parts to be joined usually at a 45° angle to form a 90° angle. It is often used in making picture frames.
A wooden box with grooves cut into it at different angles; the grooves direct your saw at an angle while you cut.
A manual or power tool used to make a quick accurate crosscut. Most mitre saws are relatively small and portable with common blade sizes ranging from eight to 12 inches. The mitre saw makes cuts by pulling a spinning circular saw blade down onto an object in a short controlled motion.
A colour scheme composed of tints and shades in a single hue. Pairing our French Laundry duvet cover in white/white with white sheets white matelasse coverlet and window treatments and decorative pillows in various shades of white would result in a serene spa-like monochromatic bedroom.
To join or fasten securely with a mortise (a hole or recess cut that receives a projecting part shaped to fit into it) and tenon (projecting part).
Highly decorative profiles made of polyurethane or wood.
A combination of yarns of different heights with a textured sculputed look.
Strong often sheer cotton cloths of a plain weave often used for sheets and pillowcases.