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Pressure Treated Wood

  Description/Application Pressure treated wood is chemically treated in order to withstand weather, fungal decay and insects. Applications include decking, fencing, or any outdoor wood-based projects. 1 There are...
By Katherine Story
In Architecture, Construction Management, Industrial Design, Interior Design


  Description/Application Quartz, composed of crystallized silicon and oxygen, is one of the most abundant minerals on earth. There are many varieties of quartz, including semi-precious gemstones, like...
By Katherine Story
In Fashion, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Jewelry, Sculpture

Paint Stripper

  Description/Application Paint Stripper is a corrosive solvent used to remove paint and other coatings. Resources Petroleum derivatives are commonly used for paint stripper. 2, 3 Methylene chloride...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Industrial Design


  Description/Application Paper is a thin sheet or roll material, used as a support for drawing, printing, collage, tracing, model making, decoration, and other applications. Paper is available...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Art and Design Education, Communications Design, Construction Management, Digital Arts, Drawing, Fashion, Foundation, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Research

Particle Board

  Description/Application Particle board is a composite wood product. Wood is chipped into a fiber and then compressed with resin. Particle boards are popular for their lightweight and...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Construction Management, Industrial Design, Sculpture


Description/Application Solder is a metal with a low melting point, commonly used to create small bonds between metals, and to connect wiring in electronics. 1 Flux-core solder is...
By Katherine Story
In Architecture, Construction Management, Foundation, Industrial Design, Sculpture

Spray Adhesive

Description/Application Spray adhesive is an aerosol adhesive, often used for mounting paper to a backing. It is available in permanent, temporarily repositionable, extra strength, and specialty varieties. Resources...
By Katherine Story
In Architecture, Communications Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Printmaking


Description/Application Steel is iron that has been purified to contain very little carbon. 1 Steel is used for construction of buildings and infrastructure, and the manufacturing of vehicles,...
By Katherine Story
In Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Printmaking, Sculpture


  Description/Application Glass is a solid translucent material with widespread applications. Resources The most commonly used form of glass is known as soda-lime-silica, which is produced predominantly by...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Architecture, Film, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Photography, Sculpture


  Description/Application Gold is a precious metal that is malleable and will not tarnish over time. In jewelry, gold is alloyed with other metals for durability. 1 In...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Fashion, Industrial Design, Jewelry, Photography