Glossary

Canopy

Decorative cap piece that is provided with the light fixture. It is used to conceal electrical connections.

Capital

Part of a door system used to accent the top of pilaster.

Casing

Decorative trim around a door or window.

Caulking

Compound used for filling joints and nail holes.

Chair Rail

A horizontal strip of moulding mounted at the proper height and protruding enough to prevent the top of a chair back from touching a wall surface.

Corbel

Decorative bracket used in combination with shelving, cabinetry and trim. Corbels can also be used as a small shelves.

Cornice Moulding

A decorative piece, usually molded, placed at or near the top of a wall. Cornice moulding is also known as crown moulding.

Cove Moulding

Type of crown moulding with concave detail. This can be used to conceal light sources that direct light on a reflecting ceiling.

Crosshead

Decorative cross piece that is used above two pilasters at the top of a door surround system.

Crown Moulding

A decorative piece, usually molded, placed at or near the top of a wall. Crown moulding is also known as cornice moulding.

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