Mixing paint by pouring from one container to another several times to ensure thorough mixing.
A piece of wood or other material used to form a triangle and stiffen some part of a structure.
Brace and bit
Hand-powered cranking device, which is used with an auger or drill bit to make holes.
A type of table situated on the back of the tongue of a framing square which gives lengths of 45 degree braces for a variety of situations.
Mostly diagonal bracing which uses horizontal supporting pieces (girts) inserted into a notch or space cut in a solid post.
Method of two-story home construction, in which the frame is reinforced with posts and braces.
A reinforcing technique used on structures to increase overall strength and stability. Types of bracing include cables, rods, ties, etc. and can be used singly or in combination.
A small supporting piece of wood or stone, often formed of scrolls or other decorative shapes, designed to bear a projected weight, such as a window.
Water containing bacteria between 1.000 and 15,000 ppm of dissolved solids.
A modified leaf, often highly colored and sometimes mistaken for a petal. Often confused with the flower itself. Examples of house plants with showy bracts are Poinsettia, Aphelandra and Bougainvillea.