The most prominent items in the interior trim
are the inside door and the window casings, which
may be plain-faced or ornamentally molded in
various ways. Another item is the baseboard,
which covers the joint between an inside wall and
finish floor (fig. 6-80). Baseboards or base
molding are available in several widths and forms.
Figures 6-81 and 6-82 show areas where some
types of molding are desirable.
HARDWARE is a general term covering a
wide variety of accessories that are usually made
of metal or plastic and ordinarily used in building
construction. Hardware includes both finishing
and rough hardware.
FINISHING HARDWARE consists of items
that are made in attractive shapes and finishes and
are usually visible as an integral part of the
finished structure. Included are locks, hinges,
door pulls, cabinet hardware, window fastenings,
door closers and checks, door holders, and
automatic exit devices. In addition, there are the
lock-operating trim, such as knobs and handles,
escutcheon plates, strike plates, and knob
rosettes. There are also push plates, push bars,
kickplates, doorstops, and flush bolts.
ROUGH HARDWARE consists of items that
are NOT usually finished for an attractive
appearance. These items include casement and
special window hardware, sliding and folding
door supports, and fastenings for screens, storm
windows, shades, venetian blinds, and awnings.
Other items may be considered hardware. If
you are not sure whether an item is hardware or
what its function is, refer to a commercial text,
such as the Architectural Graphic Standards.
The devices used in fastening or connecting
members together to form structures depend on
the kinds of material the members are made of.