Glossary

Mantel

Ornamental shelf or frame above a fireplace. Mantel originally referred to the beam which supports the arch above the fireplace opening.

Medallion

Decorative ceiling accent that can be used as a trim piece for hanging light fixtures and ceiling fans. Medallions can also be used as wall art.

Miter

A joint in which the ends of two pieces of wood are cut at equal angles (typically 45 degrees) to form a corner.

Moulding

Decorative trim used for ornamentation or finishing around walls, ceilings, windows and doors.

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