Tatami – A straw mat covered with woven rush, approximately 6’ x 3’, used as flooring material.
Tenon – The projecting member of a piece of wood, which is inserted into a mortise to create a secure joint.
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Terra Cotta – Low-fired ceramic ware that is often reddish and unglazed.
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Terra Sigillata – A thin coating of colored clay or clays applied with a glaze. A terra sigillata solution is composed of fine particles of decanted clay and water.
Terrazzo – A floor or wall finish made by setting marble or other stone chips into a layer of mortar and polishing the surface.
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Texture (fabric) – In fabric, is the surface quality of a material.
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Texture (stone) – In stone, texture is the characteristics of a rock given by the size and shape of its grains.
Tile – Small, flat finishing units made of clay or clay mixtures.
Timber- Wood suitable for construction or a finish carpentry.
Tongue-and-groove – A tight joint created by fitting together a tongue on one end of a board with a groove on the other end. Common for floors, paneling, and wainscoting.
Tread – The flat surface of a stair.
Treenail – A wooden peg made from dry compressed timber, made to swell when placed in its hold and moistened.
Triptych – A three-paneled artwork. Historically, triptychs were hinged together so that the two side wings closed over the central panel.
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Trompe L’Oeil – Literally, “fool the eye.” (French). An object or scene rendered so realistically that the viewer believes he or she is seeing the real thing.
Trumeau – The stone mullion supporting the middle of a tympanum of a doorway.
Truss – An assembly of members combined to form a rigid framework, interconnected to form triangles.
Tufting – A process in which the pile yarn is punched through the backing with rows of needles, much like the method employed by a sewing machine.
Tuscan – A plain and unfluted column, the Tuscan is the simplest of the architectural orders.