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Design Glossary

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Rabbet

A groove cut in the edge of a board so that another piece can be fitted into it to form a joint (rabbet joint).

Relief

"1. The projection of forms from a level background.

Riser

The front face of a step.

Rod casing

Type of curtain heading in which fabric is sewn into a pocket at top of curtain to encase rod or pole.

Roller Blind

A window covering made of opaque materials like vinyl PVC etc.; rolls up from the top.

Roman Blind

A window covering that is made from many types of fabric. Fastens with cord lock or onto a cleat.

Router

A tool used for gouging out recesses and smoothing the bottoms of grooves on wood or metal surfaces.

Runner or tread

The top plane of a step.

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