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Furniture Terms

Besides offering an extraordinary selection of affordable furnishings, we also want to be your go-to authority for stylish décor. This digital glossary was created to help you get better acquainted with the variety of terms used to describe our HomeStore products. The more information we can provide, the more confident you’ll feel about choosing us for your home.

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Damask
Formal fabric with textural contrast between satiny and dull.
Daybed
Similar to a bed but narrower and with a padded seat back at one end for leaning against.
Dentil molding
A decorative feature composed of rectangular blocks (“teeth”) spaced at equal intervals, typically along the length of a cornice. Favored in 18th century design.
Diamond Match
Four pieces of relatively straight-grained wood veneer cut diagonally then joined to meet in a central diamond shape.
Dinette
Small-scaled dining furniture with a table and four to six chairs designed for kitchen use, but also used in small dining areas.
Distressing
An antiquing process that makes new wood look old and used. Usually entails surface marks and indentations that are added during the finishing process. Dovetail- A type of joint generally used to join the front and sides of a drawer by having wedge-shaped projections on one piece of wood interlock with grooves in another piece of wood.
Diversity
Variety and multiformity. The opposite of unity and just a little adds interest. Too much can make a design chaotic.
Dowel
A round grooved wooden pin, peg, or rod that is fitted into the holes in two pieces of wood to hold them together.
Down
Soft, fluffy feathers from very young birds or from the undersides of older birds or fowl. This is used for stuffing pillows and cushions, often combined with polyester fibers.
Drawer Guide/Slide
These strips of wood or metal are placed under the center or on the outside of drawers to serve as a track on which they are drawn back and forth.
Gaylon Office Furniture - Drawer Guide / Slide
Dresser/Dressing table
An item of bedroom furniture consisting of a low table with drawers, usually with a kneehole and frequently having a mirror attached to the top.
Drop leaf table
A table with hinged leaves which can be lowered to save space when not in use.
Durapella® & Duraplush™
High-tech fabrics that consist of 100% MicroDenier polyester suede. Also called microfibers.
Durablend™
A polyurethane/leather blended upholstery.
Dust Panel
A thin, horizontal board between two drawers in a chest to diminish dust accumulation.