Varnish – A coating that lacks pigment, offering a transparent finish for a wood surface.
Velocity – The medium in which the sound is traveling and the temperature of the medium.
Veneer – Decorative or prized wood cut very thin and applied to an inferior wood.
Venting – A natural hairline crack in the stone.
Vernacular – A type of building method common to a specific region, often build with wood indigenous to the area.
Viga – A heavy rafter, most commonly a log, used for roof support in southwestern architecture.
Vignette – A display of furniture and furnishings in a store or showroom that is done to simulate an actual room.
Vitreograph – A print made from a glass plate that has been prepared by sandblasting or etching.
Vitreous – Clay fired to maturity, so that it is hard, dense, and nonabsorbent.
Volume – Is the true three-dimensional aspect of interior design because an object with volume is clearly perceived as a spatial form having length, width, and depth.
Volutes – The scroll-like details on the capital of a Ionic column.