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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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Jacquard
A formal, highly decorative fabric that includes damasks, tapestries, brocades, and all cloths with elaborate figures woven on a jacquard loom.
Japanning
A technique for decorating furniture which involves coating it with a hard, often black, lacquer and then applying oriental designs.
Joint
When making furniture, this would be the junction at which two pieces of lumber unite to form a support or make a closure.