- Accent Furniture
Furniture chosen for its aesthetic appeal, such as to compliment another piece of furniture as part of a set. Can be functional or sometimes purely decorative.
Any piece of furniture that is over a century old.
A type of upholstery that is less soft, but more durable and which holds its shape well over time.
- Arrow Back
A chair back made from wide wooden slats that narrow to tapered tips.
- Arrow Foot
A tapered, cylindrical foot topped by a small ring.
- Accent Chair
Any type of chair chosen to match or complement the furniture in a living room or other seating area.
- Adjustable Bed
A bed with an adjustable surface, allowing the feet to be raised or the back to be lifted into a sitting position.
A tall, narrow piece of furniture with drawers for storing clothing.
A dining room chair with arms, which is usually placed at the head or foot of the table.
- Antique Finish
Finish designed to mimic the appearance of the natural process of aging, giving wood furniture the look of being antique.
- Area Rug
A rug that only covers a certain section of the floor
Also known as Secr?taire ? Abattant, a drop-front desk with drawers or cabinets underneath.
Decorative carving in the shape of a leaf; specifically, the leaves of the Acanthus Spinosus plant.
A type of wood from the Alder tree of the Birch family. A light brown hardwood used in making cabinets and other types of furniture.
A type of man-made cellulose fiber, used in some upholstery weaves.
A decorative ornamental piece made by sewing one piece of material over another, such as decoration sewn onto upholstery.
Also known as a skirt, a piece of wood beneath the seat rail of a chair or under a tabletop for support.
- Art Deco
A style from the 1920s and 1930s, consisting of geometric shapes in various bold and colorful patterns.
A type of light colored hardwood, usually used in cabinets and wooden furniture.
A wooden strip or molding overlapping the seal between two doors, such as in a cabinet or armoire.
- Arm Caps
Fabric covers that fit over the arms of a chair or sofa to protect the upholstery.
A carving in the shape of a stylized flower and leaves, resembling a honeysuckle.
A carving designed with floral patterns with geometric scrolls, spirals, and zigzags.
A classical or gothic type of carving which is mounted on the apex of a pediment, such as atop an armoire or dresser.
A translucent white stone, often used in decorative carving, lamps, and candlesticks.
A metal support leg that holds wood in a fireplace.
A reddish wood commonly used in high-grade cabinetwork.
- Apple Wood
A wood ranging from yellow to pink to orange, with interesting grain patterns that are useful for furniture and inlays.
- Aniline Dyed
Leather upholstery which has been dyed in a dye bath, rather than a coated finish, so that the dye fully penetrates the leather.
A reddish-brown wood with a mottled grain, often used in veneers.
- Angel Bed
A type of bed that has a canopy supported by posts on the headboard, but not by the footboard.
- A/V Cabinet
A cabinet designed to store audio/video devices such as DVD players, video game consoles, etc.
- Apothecary Chest
A chest with small drawers, originally used to store herbs
- Button Tufting
Upholstery that is decorated with a geometric pattern of cloth-covered buttons.
- Ball Foot
A round, ball-shaped foot, usually found in 17th century style furniture.
- Bun Foot
A foot similar to a ball foot, but flatter and wider like an oval.
- Barrel Back
A chair where the back and arms are made of a single, continuous piece of curved wood.
- Bow Back
A chair back with a single, continuous piece for the arms and back, reinforced with spindles.
- Brewster Chair
A 17th century style chair made of multiple vertical and horizontal spindles and posts.
A long, low seat for two to three people.
A room containing a bed, dresser, and other furniture, where someone sleeps at night.
- Bunk Ladder
A ladder attached to a Bunk Bed or Loft Bed in order to climb into the upper bunk.
- Bed Frame
The metal support structure underneath a bed, which holds the box spring.
- Blanket Chest
A low chest with a hinged top, use for storing blankets and comforters.
- Burl Veneer
A type of veneer with a rough and irregular pattern made from knotted wood.
- Bookmatched Veneer
Veneer laid out with matching pieces that mirror each other identically.
A type of handle made from a loop or ring.
A style of chest that bulges outward at the top and narrows at the bottom.
A chest of drawers used for storing clothing.
- Bedroom Bench
A bench with storage compartments for storing quilts and blankets.
Any kind of blankets, sheets, quilts, and comforters that are laid over a bed.
- Bedding Set
A matched set of blankets, sheets, pillow cases, and other bedding.
- Box Spring
The lower support of a bed, on top of which the mattress rests.
- Baker?s Rack
An open-fronted set of shelving, used for kitchen storage.
- Butterfly Table
A table with folding leaves that can be extended or folded in to change the size.
- Bar Stools
Tall seats which can come at either countertop height or bar height.
A dresser or cabinet used in the dining room to store kitchenware.
- Butler?s Table
A small table with folding legs, and sides that can be folded up so it can be carried like a tray.
- Bar Height Stool
A stool that stands between 30 to 32 inches, for use at a full sized bar.
- Bar Height Table
A table that stands between 30 to 32 inches, the same as the size of a bar. Often matched with bar height chairs.
- Baby Furniture
Furniture for use in a nursery, such as cribs, playpens, high chairs, etc.
A piece of furniture with shelves, used for storing books and other items.
- Bathroom Rack
A storage rack for use in the bathroom, sometimes designed to fit over the back of the toilet.
- Bean Bag Chair
A seat made from a vinyl or cloth sack filled with stuffing that conforms to a person?s body shape.
A soft fabric similar to felt, such as might be found on a poker table.
A type of decorative carving that extends only slightly from the background.
Wood that has been bent and curved using steam, such as to make the curved bottom legs of a rocking chair.
A sloped or slanted decorative edge around the border of a piece of furniture or a mirror.
A type of light colored wood used to make furniture and plywood.
A chest of drawers divided into three sections, with the center section set further back than the ends.
A dresser or chest with a convex, or outward curving front.
- Box Joint
An interlocking finger joint in drawers, made from complementary rectangular cuts that fit together.
- Bracket Foot
A decorative foot to a chest or armoire, which extends at an angle from each corner of the furniture.
A yellowish metal alloy commonly used for drawer handles, knobs, hinges, fasteners, and other decorative furniture pieces.
A type of cabinet divided into three sections, with the center section extending further outward than the ends.
- Brass Plated
Furniture made from steel pieces that have been plated with a thin layer of brass for aesthetic purposes.
- Baseball Stitching
On cushions or upholstery, a double row of stitching along both sides of a seam, to reinforce the seam and add decoration.
- Basket Weave
Furniture made from weaving cane or rushes together similar to a basket. Can also refer to a type of fabric woven with a similar appearance.
- Blended Fabric
A type of upholstery made from different types of fibers woven together.
A type of upholstery made from thick fabric with a raised design.
- Bi-cast Leather
Leather upholstery made with split leather covered with a layer of polyurethane for a glossy appearance.
A decorative border of embossed beads strung together in a row.
A strong hardwood, often used in tables and chairs.
- Bonded Leather
Upholstery made from a mixture of leather and either polyurethane or vinyl. Has the same appearance as genuine leather, but at a lower cost.
A hollow-jointed wood used to make chairs, tables, and other furniture.
- Board and Batten
Cabinets made with thin strips of wood (battens) placed over the seams between attached boards.
A long, thick, cylindrical pillow.
- Barley-sugar Twist
Furniture legs that have been shaped in a twisted spiral design.
- Blind Tooled Leather
Leather that has been decorated with heated tools to create embossed patterns and texture.
- Broken Pediment
An arched or drowned top of a cabinet or armoire, in which the two sides don?t meet at the peak and leave an open top.
- Bird?s Eye Maple
A valuable type of maple wood covered with small spots that resemble bird?s eyes.
A dense, light colored wood commonly used for inlays.
A common hardwood with a creamy white or brown color.
Also known as white walnut, a light brown wood that is easy to work with.
Leather upholstery smoothed by a mechanical buffer to reduce blemishes.
Natural marks in leather upholstery that appear along the backbone of the hide.
- Barcelona Chair
An armless, leather upholstered chair with a stainless steel frame.
- Bergere Chair
An upholstered chair with an overstuffed cushion and a curved design to the frame and legs.
A furniture style with oversized, bold details and sweeping curves.
A style of decorative woodworking with rich carvings, usually used as wood panels.
- Bonnet Top
A cabinet with a broken pediment in the shape of a flame or urn.
A long upholstered bench.
- Bullet/Peninsula Desk
A desk which is rounded on one side, with the other side flat and placed up against the wall.
- Bistro Table
A small, round table used in dining nooks.
A soft, absorbent upholstery that is easy to clean and resistant to heat.
- Coil Springs
Wire coils in the seat and back of a sofa to give extra support.
Furniture designed in a modern style.
- Chair and a Half
A cushioned and upholstered chair larger than a regular armchair, but smaller than a loveseat.
- Camel Back
A chair back with a curve or hump on top.
- Channel Back
An upholstered chair with the back sectioned into vertical grooves.
- Comb Back
A type of Windsor chair with an elongated back resembling a comb.
- Club Chair
An upholstered chair with a low back.
- Cabriole Leg
A furniture leg with an S-shaped curve, often ending with a base shaped like an animal?s foot or claw.
- Captain?s Chair
A chair with a short, curved back and arms supported by spindles.
- Chaise Lounge
A sofa or elongated chair designed for reclining.
The springs inside a mattress that support a sleeper?s weight.
- Coil Count
The number of coils inside an innerspring mattress; the more coils there are, the better support the mattress provides.
The inside of a mattress, which may contain coils, foam, or foam-encased springs for support.
- Captain?s Bed
A Captain?s bed is designed with drawers underneath the bed for additional storage space.
- Canopy Bed
A canopy bed has four posters that support a canopy over the top of the bed.
- California King Bed
The longest standard bed size, though not as wide as a King Bed. Dimensions: 72 in ? 84 in
- Center Support Rail
An extra support rail across the center of a bed frame for extra strength.
A low chest of drawers with short legs.
A piece of furniture used for storage, usually with drawers or cabinets.
- Chest on Chest
A piece of furniture consisting of two stacked chests with drawers, a smaller one perched atop a larger one.
- Crotch Veneer
A type of veneer made from a V-shaped piece of wood formed where a tree?s branches meet the trunk.
- Concealed Hinge
A hinge hidden inside the door of a cabinet for a more aesthetically pleasing look.
Small wheels attached to the bottom of furniture legs for easy moving.
- Curio Cabinet
A cabinet with glass doors and shelves, usually used to display trinkets and other collectibles.
- Cheval Mirror
A full-length mirror supported by two posts on either side which allow it to pivot.
A small table used to hold a TV or other electronics.
- Casual Dinette Set
A matched set of chairs and table used for casual dining, such as in the kitchen instead of the main dining room.
A kitchen cabinet with shelves for holding food, plates, cups, and other kitchen supplies.
- Corner Cupboard
A triangular shaped cupboard designed to fit in the corner of a kitchen or dining room.
- Casual Dinette Chairs
Casual chairs such as might be found in a kitchen for everyday use.
- Casual Dinette Table
A simple table used for informal occasions and everyday use.
- Card Table
A felt-topped table, used for playing poker or other card games.
- Coffee Table
A long, narrow, low to the ground table, usually placed in the living room in front of the couch.
- Cocktail Table
A long, narrow table similar to a coffee table.
- Counter Height Bar Stool
A stool that stands between 24 to 26 inches, for use at a kitchen counter.
- Counter Height Bench
A bench for seating two or more people which stands between 24 to 26 inches, for use at a kitchen counter.
- Counter Height Table
A table that stands between 24 to 26 inches, the same as a kitchen counter. Often matched with counter height chairs.
Any device which tells the time, whether digital or analog.
- Changing Table
A table with a padded top and railings, where a baby can be changed safely.
A baby?s bed, usually tall with raised sides.
- China Cabinet
A cabinet with glass doors, used to display fine china.
A low, long piece of furniture with drawers and cabinets.
- Coat Rack
A tall standing post with pegs on top for hanging coats, scarves, and hats.
- Corner Rack
A multi-tiered storage rack shaped to fit comfortably in the corner of a room.
- Cake Plate
A plate raised on a central stem, used to hold a cake or dessert.
A vase or other decorative item placed at the center of a dining table for aesthetic effect.
- Candle Holder
A decorative piece designed to hold candles.
- Candle Jar
A decorative jar that holds candles, with a lid so the candle can be stored when not in use.
Matches sets of thin, decorative sticks that hold thin candles.
- Cable Molding
A type of decorative molding that resembles the shape of a rope.
A piece of furniture with a tall space on one side for hanging clothes, and a set of drawers on the other side.
A small book rack or magazine stand with a handle and wheels.
A decorative piece in the shape of a polished, round gem, sometimes mounted on decorative carvings or the legs of furniture.
A type of East Asian green porcelain, used in lamps and decorative pieces.
A decorative furniture design in which the corner is cut away to make a symmetrical sloping surface.
V-shaped decorative patterns, such as in upholstery.
- Chip Carving
A style of decorative woodwork made by chipping out a pattern in a wooden panel.
Furniture designed with patterns of decorative shells.
Carved decorative patterns across the top rail of a chair, mirror, or headboard.
- Cherry Wood
The bright red or reddish wood of a cherry tree, popular in many types of furniture.
Western art or furniture designed in imitation of Chinese styles and motifs.
An ornamental molding projecting from the top corners of a piece of furniture, such as a dresser or armoire.
A decorative carving shaped like a horn overflowing with fruit.
A type of upholstery made from a thick cotton fabric with ridges.
- Cut Velvet
A type of upholstery made from velvet with the pile cut into different levels to make patterns.
- Catalyzed Lacquer
A clear, glossy coating applied to wood for protection and aesthetic appeal, with a catalyst added to accelerate the process and reducing curing time.
Upholstery made from brightly colored and polished fabric.
Wood with a sweet odor that is often used in chests.
A hardwood that is resistant to decay and commonly used in wood paneling.
- Chromium Tanning
Leather upholstery which has been tanned with chromium salts to increase flexibility.
- Corrected Grain Leather
Leather upholstery which has had the grain buffed out and replaced with a newly finished surface.
When one type of upholstery material rubs off on another, leaving color smudges.
Unfinished leather upholstery which has been tanned and dyed.
A process by which leather is immersed in a salt solution to protect it from deterioration.
Furniture styled after the 18th century designs, often made of oak, pine, maple, cherry, or mahogany.
- Cottage Furniture
A furniture style with simple, casual designs and painted surfaces.
- Country Style
A furniture style with handcrafted, natural designs and a more rustic look.
A portable chest for storing wine bottles and glasses.
A heavy, hard wood with a hazel brown color and black stripes, highly valued for its distinct appearance.
A fine, lightweight cloth often used in upholstery.
- Chai Back Sofa
A type of sofa with a back that resembles several chairs set side by side.
An armchair with a high, narrow back and a trapezoid-shaped seat.
A long wooden bench with arms and a back, and a hinged seat revealing a storage compartment underneath.
- Chaise Fumeur
A small chair, designed to be straddled with one?s forearms resting on the back.
A large, hinged-top chest that can double as a table or seat.
An S-shaped chair which allows two people to sit while facing opposite directions.
A term referring to any non-upholstered furniture, such as tables, cabinets, and shelves.
- Campaign Chair
A foldable chair consisting of a sling seat supported by a collapsible scissor-like structure.
- Diamond Tufting
Button tufting in a series of diamond-shaped patterns.
- Day Bed
A bed with arm rests and a back rest, which can be used for seating during the day, then for sleeping at night.
A wide, short piece of furniture with drawers for storing clothing.
- Door Chest
An armoire with two doors at the top and drawers underneath.
- Drawer Chest
A dresser with drawers used to store clothing.
- Drawer Glide
The metal track inside a drawer, which allows the drawer to slide in and out.
- Double Sided Mattress
A mattress with padding on both sides, allowing it to be flipped when one side starts to wear out.
- Drop Leaves
The extended leaves of a table that can be folded down when not in use.
A finishing process which has intentional imperfections in order to give the furniture a more rustic look.
- Desk Lamp
A small lamp with a moveable neck that allows the light to be repositioned.
A compact writing desk; alternatively, another name for a sleeper sofa.
- DVD Rack
A tall storage rack with slots for holding CDs and DVDs.
- Decorative Bowl
A bowl that is used to store fruit, candy, or decorative items for display on a table.
Upholstery made from polyester fiber.
Upholstery made from a tightly woven fabric that has the pattern visible from both sides.
- Dentil Molding
Decorative molding made from evenly spaced blocks resembling teeth.
- Dovetail Joint
An interlocking joint made with fan-shaped teeth that hold with extra strength.
A round wooden pin or rod used to hold two pieces of wood together, particularly in ready-to-assemble furniture.
Upholstery made from a strong, tightly-woven fabric.
Padding or stuffing made from duck or goose feathers.
A type of crescent shaped or half-moon table.
- Dished Corner
A hollowed-out space on the corners of a poker table, used for holding money.
- Distressed Leather
Leather upholstery which has been processed to mimic the appearance of aged leather.
- Drum Dyed
Leather upholstery which has been dyed by full immersion in a drum, which helps ensure the dye is fully absorbed.
A process by which hides are treated with a lime solution, which removes the hair and fats from the leather.
- Dumbwaiter Table
A serving table with several tiered circular trays mounted on a central shaft, with the trays arranged from the smallest at the top to the largest at the bottom.
- Dobby Weave
An upholstery weave with a decorative, geometric design.
- Dash Top
A round tabletop with a raised outer rim.
- Duchesse Brisee
A matched set of armchairs and an ottoman that can be nested together to form a chaise lounge.
- Director?s Chair
A folding armchair with a sling seat.
A sofa without arms or a back, usually placed against the wall with cushions.
- Easy Chair
A lounge chair or recliner.
- Eurotop Mattress
A mattress with an extra layer of quilted padding, which is attached to the mattress under the outer cover for increased durability.
- Entertainment Center
A large, multi-compartment piece of furniture that can hold a television, stereo, and other electronics.
- Entertainment Armoire
A piece of furniture with drawers and compartments for holding electronics, and two doors in front that can be opened to reveal the television.
- End Table
A small, short table, usually placed at either end of a couch.
- Electric Fireplace
An electric heater with a faux-fire display that mimics the look and feel of a traditional fireplace.
Dark-stained wood, polished to look like ebony.
A type of design made by applying pressure to the wood instead of carving, resulting in a low-relief design.
An expensive, deep black wood, commonly used for inlays.
- Embossed Leather
Leather upholstery with printed, raised patterns in place of the natural grain.
- Eames Lounge Chair
A low-seated chair swivel set in a permanent recline, with a matching ottoman.
- Egg Chair
An upholstered chair with a round shape designed to cradle a person as they sit.
- Early American
A furniture style with little decoration and straight lines.
A furniture style with classical motifs and the combination of curves and straight lines originally found in the early 1800s.
A shelf that is mounted on the wall, usually used for displaying plates and china above the kitchen area.
Furniture which is designed to be adjustable for the user?s maximum comfort.
- Fiddle Back
A chair back shaped like a fiddle.
A low sofa that can be turned into a bed by lowering the back side so the mattress lays flat.
- Four Poster Bed
A bed with four high posts at each corner, designed to hold up curtains that surround the bed or to be purely decorative.
Decorative pieces capping the tops of bed posts.
A panel of wood at the foot of the bed.
- Full Bed
Also known as a Double Bed, a Full Bed is a medium-sized bed. Dimensions: 54 in ? 75 in
- Folding Bed
A bed on a folding frame, which allows the bed to be folded up and tucked away for storage.
- Feather Banding
Bands of veneer laid diagonally against each other to create a feather-like design.
- Firm Mattress
A mattress with a tight layer of cushioning for the maximum support, but with less flexibility than softer mattresses.
- Foam Encased Mattress
A mattress with coils encased in foam for extra durability and support.
- Foam Density
A measurement of the density of the material in a memory foam mattress, which affects the firmness and support.
A base which rests under a bed and supports the mattress.
- Formal Dining Room Set
A matched set of formal dining furniture, such as a dining table, chairs, and centerpieces.
- Formal Dining Room
A dining room with higher quality furniture, usually reserved purely for dining rather than for casual household use.
- Formal Dining Room Table
A large table used for formal dining, sometimes with extra panels that can be added to adjust the table?s size.
- Floor Lamp
A tall, freestanding lamp with a wide base.
- Folding Screen
A type of room divider made from several tall panels with hinges allowing the screen to be folded for storage.
A hearth connected to a chimney, where a fire can be lit inside the home.
- File Cabinet
A narrow cabinet with tall drawers, used for storing files and paperwork.
- Faux Finish
A type of decorative finish designed to imitate the natural look of the wood.
Polyester material used as cushion filling.
- Finger Joint
Joints made from interlocking finger-like projections at the end of a piece of wood.
A durable plastic laminate material used on countertops.
- Flat Weave
Any type of upholstery without piles, such as satin or tweed.
A strip of fabric gathered or pleated and sewn into a piece of fabric as decoration.
- Full Grain Leather
Leather upholstery that has not been sanded, buffed, or in other ways altered.
A metal ring, cap, or casing attached to the bottom of chair and table legs for extra strength and aesthetic purposes.
Parallel grooves carved into the length of a chair or table leg for decoration.
An ornamental geometric design cut with a fret saw, scrolls saw, or jig saw.
A wood with uniform texture that is commonly used for veneer.
- Fat Liquoring
A method of replacing depleted oils to leather in order to ensure fiber cohesion and uniform coating of the leather.
- Fat Wrinkle
A natural wrinkle in leather upholstery, usually seen in Full Grain Leather.
An open-armed chair with an upholstered seat and back, based on a French design.
A furniture style from early American times, usually in mahogany, and often featuring an eagle as a design ornament.
A table with two leaves, where one is flipped and folded over the other when not in use.
Folded fabric used to conceal fasteners or tacks in the upholstery.
A type of rocking chair that rocks by moving back and forth like a swing on a support frame.
The natural, directional patterns in wooden furniture.
- Gentle Firm Mattress
A mattress with a not quite as tight as a firm mattress, but still offering a high level of support.
- Gel Mattress
A mattress made out of a special gel that is designed to stay cool and absorb your body?s heat.
- Gateleg Table
A table with hinged legs that fold outward, to support extended leaves hinged to the tabletop.
- Gallery Rail
A small, ornamental railing around the edges of a tabletop.
- Grandfather Clock
A tall, classical clock with a pendulum.
A decorative motif made from a series of convex curves in a design similar to flower petals.
Decoration made by applying thin gold leaf to the surface of wood.
- Gold Leaf
Gold which has been hammered to paper-thinness, used for decoration.
Furniture decoration in the form of mixed animals, humans, and plants blended together in a carving.
A decorative motif made from a series of continuous, braided or twisted strands.
A hard, durable rock that can be used for countertops and tabletops.
- Glazed Leather
Leather with a coating that provides protection and a glossy finish.
- Gloss Finish
A leather coating that adds greater shine and enhanced texture.
- Ghost Chair
A stylish plastic chair named for its see-through color.
A furniture style, primarily in mahogany and walnut, based on English designs from the 1700s.
A small table with a circular top, upon with a candelabra is placed.
- Greek Revival Style
A furniture style using free interpretations of ancient Greek forms.
A hole in the top, sides, or back of a piece of office furniture, through which cords and cables can be threaded down to the floor.
- Ganging Chairs
Chairs that can be locked together at the seat and/or legs to create a single unit.
- Ganging Tables
Tables that can be locked together or mounted between Ganging Chairs to create a single unit.
- Horseshoe Back
A curved chair back with an outward splay at its base.
- Hock Leg
A Cabriole leg with a broken curve on the inner edge.
- Hitchcock Chair
A chair with a rush seat and a high, slightly bent back.
A panel of wood at the head of the bed.
A tall chest raised on four legs.
A cabinet mounted atop a chest or desk.
- Hope Chest
A chest with a hinged lid, used to store a woman?s clothing in anticipation of marriage.
A type of mattress that reduces allergens for a better night?s rest.
- Harvest Table
A narrow, rectangular table with drop leaves.
- Hand Rubbed Finish
A finishing process done by hand in order to give a more antique appearance.
- High Chair
A tall chair where a baby sits while eating, with a tray table attached and safety straps to keep the baby in place.
- Hall Tree
A piece of furniture that stands in a hallway, with pegs and storage compartments for hanging coats and storing other items.
Small, tightly coiled wires or springs attached to the sides of adjacent flat springs.
- Horsehair Upholstery
A sturdy, glossy type of upholstery made from hair from the tail or mane of a horse.
A lightweight wood often used in paneling.
A strong, hard, tough wood, commonly used in chairs and lawn furniture.
A light, white wood commonly used for inlay and marquetry.
- Hand Rubbed Leather
Leather upholstery which has the dye applied by hand for greater depth of color and a softer feel.
A term used to describe how soft leather is to the touch and how it feels in the hand.
The raw, unprocessed animal skin that is used to make leather.
A tightly stuffed upholstered cushion, sometimes used as a footstool.
- Handkerchief Table
A drop-leaf table in a triangular shape, which becomes a square shape when the leaf is raised.
A type of upholstery made from a mixture of horsehair and linen.
Multiple veneers arranged in a decorative pattern.
- Innerspring Mattress
A mattress filled with coiled springs that offer comfort and support.
A decorative pattern or mosaic inlaid into the surface of wood.
- Irish Furniture
Rare antique 18th-century furniture, highly prized by collectors.
- Jewelry Armoire
A small armoire with drawers and compartments for storing jewelry.
An ornamental plant stand.
A finishing process in imitation of a Japanese design, which involves colored shellac, paint, and gilt.
A box-like, practical furniture style from the 1600s with properties similar to Baroque.
- King Bed
The widest standard bed size, through not as long as a California King Bed. Often has two side-by-side box springs. Dimensions: 76 in ? 80 in
- Kids Bedroom Set
A matched set of children?s bedroom furniture, usually including a bed, dresser, nightstand, etc.
- Knock Down Furniture
Furniture that is partially assembled and delivered in pieces that require a small amount of assembly.
A room in the home used for preparing and serving food.
- Kitchen Cart
A piece of furniture with drawers and compartments for use in the kitchen, mounted on wheels to be easily moved.
- Kneehole Desk
A desk with an open area underneath for a person?s knees.
- Kick Pleat
A pleated skirt across the bottom of an upholstered chair or sofa.
A brand of upholstery made from a blend of cotton and polyester.
- Kiln Dried
Wood that has been dried to reduce the moisture content and reduce splitting and damage.
A rich, violet-brown wood with distinct markings that is favored for furniture.
- Living Room
A common gathering area in the home, usually containing couches, chairs, and tables for entertaining guests.
- Living Room Sets
Sets of furniture which can include couches, chairs, sofas, sectionals, coffee tables, end tables, and other furniture for your living room. Sets usually come in matching styles.
- Loose Back
Sofas with loose, detachable pillows.
An overstuffed sofa with square cushions and a squat back.
A small couch or sofa, usually for two people.
- Ladder Back
A chair back made from horizontal wooden slats similar in appearance to a ladder.
- Loop Back
A chair back in an oval shape.
- Loft Bed
Also known as a Bunk Bed, a Loft Bed consists of two beds, with one raised on a tall frame above the other. Sometimes includes other additions like drawers and shelves.
- Lingerie Chest
A narrow dresser with smaller drawers for storing small pieces of clothing.
A short table or chest, sometimes used as a base under a highboy.
- Latex Mattress
A mattress made from latex foam which is antimicrobial and resistant to dust.
- Laundry Hamper
A large storage bin for holding dirty clothing.
- Luggage Rack
A folding rack designed to hold a suitcase during packing and unpacking.
- Lyre Table
A table with a pedestal shaped like a lyre, which is an ancient stringed instrument.
A protective material used to cover countertops or tables for easier cleaning.
- Leather Match
A sofa with genuine leather used on the cushions, while the body of the sofa is upholstered with vinyl dyed to match the appearance of the leather.
A brown or dark red hardwood used in less expensive furniture.
A light colored wood used for inlays and marquetry.
Grey stone commonly used in furniture and countertops.
- Louis XIV Chair
A chair made from hand-carved walnut with a high back and a large, cushioned seat.
A framework made from criss-crossed strips of wood or metal.
- Louvered Doors
Cabinet or armoire doors that consist of horizontal wooden slats.
Poles that can be pulled from the sides of a cabinet to support a fold-down desktop.
- Locking Cam System
An assembly system for ready-to-assemble furniture which uses a metal cylinder that rotates to lock onto a joint.
- Lateral File
A filing cabinet which can store files side by side instead of only front to back.
- Lumbar Support
A support built into the back of a chair to help hold the natural curve of a person?s back.
Super thin fibers used to make more resilient and stain-resistant material.
- Massage Chair
A recliner with electric massage units built directly into it.
- Master Bedroom
The main bedroom of the house, usually belonging to the parents of the family.
- Metal Bed
A strong bed made from a sturdy metal frame.
- Media Chest
A piece of furniture designed to hold televisions and electronics, with storage drawers and compartments.
The thick, padded support of a bed where a person sleeps. May be made with coiled springs, memory foam, or air chambers for the sleeper?s support.
- Memory Foam Mattress
A mattress made from a resilient foam that conforms to the body?s shape and helps distribute a sleeper?s weight more easily.
- Magazine Table
A small table with drawers or racks meant to hold magazines.
- Magazine Rack
A rack with one or more compartments that holds magazines, newspapers, or books.
A shelf across the top of a fireplace, where pictures and collectibles can be stored.
A supporting bar or strip of wood between adjacent panels of glass, such as on a china cabinet?s doors.
A light-colored wood used to make furniture.
A high quality wood often used in cabinet making.
A lightweight, pale hardwood, usually found in cheaper furniture.
A decorative technique of applying small, flat pieces of wood in elaborate patterns on a veneered surface.
A decorative strip of wood used for ornamentation.
A technique in which a hole is cut into one piece of wood and a matching peg carved into another so they can be fit together in a secure joint.
An ornamental relief pattern in a circular frame, such as in a mirror.
- Miter Joint
A joint that fastens two pieces of wood at a 90 degree angle.
A dark hardwood used in furniture making.
- Metal Laminate
Durable, easy to clean laminates used for countertops and tabletops. Similar to other laminates, but with a thin layer of metal on top in a variety of finishes.
An expensive white, veined stone used for tabletops and countertops.
- Mineral Tanning
A tanning process using mineral agents which is faster than Vegetable Tanning, and results in a more stretchable leather.
- Matte Finish
A low-gloss finish which is applied to leather for enhanced texture.
A finishing process that colors the hide with clear, transparent pigments for a more uniform shade.
A leatherworking process where hides are tumbled in heated drums to increase softness.
A decorative technique using finish or paint to create streaks of color similar to those found in marble.
- Mule Chest
A type of chest with drawers underneath and a hinged top above with a storage compartment.
A type of sofa that has one arm higher than the other.
A type of upholstery made from a lustrous cotton-wool blend.
The theme or dominant feature of a furniture design, such as a repeated design feature found in all pieces of a matched set.
A commonly used upholstery with high durability and resistance to soiling.
- Nailhead Trim
Decorative trim along the edges of the upholstery on a chair or sofa.
- Night Stand
A small table or cabinet that sits next to the bed.
- Nesting Tables
A set of tables that can be stacked together with each smaller table fitting underneath another.
A type of man-made material used in place of natural cane and manufactured from wood pulp.
Wood carving made by gouging out a pattern with a rounded gouge.
- Nubuck Leather
Leather upholstery with a sanded surface, coated with a sealant and dyed to a uniform color.
- Naked Leather
Tanned and aniline dyed leather without an additional top coating of finish.
A furniture style with simple designs based on ancient Greek or Roman features.
A furniture style with a great deal of embellishment and decoration.
A soft upholstery that is resistant to mildew and thus very useful in humid climates.
- Office Chair
An adjustable, wheeled chair on a pivoting base.
An upholstered foot rest or low stool with no back.
- Overhead Floor Lamp
A lamp with a wide base and one or more lights mounted at the end of long, arched arms which reach overhead, allowing the lamp to hang over furniture.
- Office Furniture
Desks, file cabinets, chairs, and other furniture used in an office.
- Office L Desk
An L-shaped desk that sits in the corner of an office.
A molding edge with an S-shape.
A convex molding shaped like a quarter-circle, fitted into a corner for decoration.
A light-colored hardwood commonly used in furniture.
- Oil Tanned
Leather that has been tanned using oils that make it more soft and pliable.
A type of upholstery that is durable and easy to clean.
Individually stuffed strips or pipes of upholstery on a piece of furniture?s back.
- Pad Foot
A round foot with a circular base, usually at the end of a Cabriole leg.
- Panel Bed
A bed with tall, flat headboards and footboards, which may be decorated with molding and groove work.
- Platform Bed
A platform bed sits low to the floor, and typically doesn?t need a box spring for support.
- Pressure Points
The points on a mattress where pressure can build up while sleeping, usually around the shoulders and hips.
- Pillowtop Mattress
The softest style of mattress, with extra padding for maximum comfort.
- Plush Mattress
A softer style of mattress with less support but more comfort.
- Punch-out Back
Panel backing on an entertainment center with sections that can be punched out to make room for cables and wires.
- Parsons Table
A rectangular table with straight, blocky legs.
- Pedestal Table
A table supported by a single central pedestal in place of legs.
- Pedestal Desk
A desk supported by a pair of pedestals on either end.
A portable piece of furniture with raised sides and a padded bottom, where a small baby can play safely.
- Plant Stand
A small table or pedestal that holds a potted plant.
A decorative container for holding plants.
A decorative item used to hold down stacks of paper.
- Pile Weave
Any type of upholstery with raised nap, such as velvet or corduroy.
A synthetic material used to reproduce wood trim or frames.
A synthetic foam material used for couch cushions.
A fabric with a decorative design printed onto the surface, instead of being woven into the material itself.
- Pegged Joint
A joint that holds two pieces of wood together with wooden pegs.
A decorative woodworking technique consisting of fan-shaped leaves like a palm tree.
A decorative pattern of round shapes in the appearance of a string of beads or pearls.
A type of wood that is common in woodworking because it is inexpensive and easy to work with.
Manufactured wood created by alternating layers of wood with the grains perpendicular to each other.
- Poly Dacron Wrap
A seat cushion made from a soft polyester material wrapped around a polyurethane core.
Also known as particle board, a strong, glazed wood often used as the backing of a shelf.
A natural wood finished made over time by age and regular polishing.
- Pickled Finish
A wood finishing technique of rubbing white paint onto already stained and finished wood.
Oval carving on the skirts and legs of tables.
An arched or crowned top of a cabinet or armoire.
A light colored wood commonly used in carving.
A type of wood that is resistant to swelling and warping, commonly used for furniture and molding.
A strong hardwood commonly used in dining room and office furniture.
- Pure Aniline
Leather upholstery that has been Aniline Dyed and shows off the natural markings and grain of the leather.
A term used to refer to the surface luster of leather which grows more beautiful over time.
- Pigment Finish
Leather upholstery which has been coated with a colored pigment for a more uniform shade and resistance to fading.
- Papasan Chair
A large, round chair with a bowl-like shape, often with a wicker or rattan base.
- Parsons Chair
An armless chair with a straight-lined back and a cushioned back and seat.
A term referring to decorations that include three or more colors.
A furniture style based on simple, peasant-like designs.
- Partner?s Desk
A large desk that seats two people, one on each side, facing each other.
A coat rack or hall tree.
An umbrella stand.
- P-top Desk
Similar to a Bullet Desk, but with an P-shaped extension on the rounded end.
- Pneumatic Height Adjustment
An adjustment on an office chair that allows the seat to be moved up and down.
- Queen Bed
A large bed, designed for two sleepers. Dimensions: 60 in ? 80 in
Upholstery made from two layers of fabric sewn together with padding in between.
A sparkling stone commonly used in flooring.
- Queen Anne Chair
An upholstered chair with a horseshoe-shaped seat and cabriole legs.
A commonly used upholstery with a soft feel and good durability.
- Reclining Sofas
A sofa with a reclining back and extendable footrest, which can be adjusted into various positions based on your comfort needs.
- Reclining Loveseat
A two-person couch or sofa with a reclining back and an extendable footrest.
A cushioned armchair with a reclining back and extendable footrest, which can be adjusted into various positions based on your comfort needs.
A chair made from slender, woven stems.
A chair with curved legs that allows someone to rock back and forth.
A horizontal beam connecting the headboard and footboard.
- Roll Slats
A series of parallel wooden slats, which can be used as a mattress support in place of a box spring.
- Ready to Assemble
Furniture that is delivered incomplete and needs to be fully assembled.
A thick, shaggy or woven fabric that covers part of the floor.
- Roll-top Desk
A writing desk with a cover that can be slid down when not in use.
- Room Divider
Any item used by interior designers to divide a room into separate spaces
A piece of furniture with hooks, compartments, or pegs for storing items.
Convex parallel grooves along the lengths of a chair or table leg.
- Rising Sun Pattern
A wood carved pattern in a semi-circular shape with a design that looks like the rays of a rising sun.
A rose-shaped ornament, such as might be found as part of a decorative wood carving.
A dark hardwood, usually used as a veneer.
- Running Ornament
Any type of decorative carving or gilding designed as a continuous pattern of flowing lines.
A type of woven reed commonly used for the seat of a chair.
- Rolled Arms
Sofa arms with flare outward then loop back down to connect to the side of the sofa in a roll-shape.
- Ruffled Pleat
Unlined fabric gathered together in a sofa skirt to create a ruffled design.
A lightweight wood often used in outdoor furniture.
A furniture style with classical designs based on biblical or mythological figures.
A long, upholstered chair designed for relaxing and reclining.
- Roundabout Chair
A chair with a rounded back and a rectangular seat set on a diagonal so that it can fit in the corner of a room.
- Radius Styling
Rounded corners on tables, desks, credenzas, etc.
Sofas made of modular units that can be rearranged into various different combinations.
An upholstered, cushioned piece of furniture that usually seats up to three people.
An expensive, but strong and resilient upholstery.
A sample piece of upholstery fabric.
- Semi-attached Back
A sofa with cushions attached at the back, but not on the sides.
- Stationary Sofas
Solid or straight-backed sofas that often come as part of a living room set.
A sofa with a foldaway mattress that can be extended to convert it into a bed.
- Stationary Loveseat
A small, solid or straight-backed sofa designed for two people.
- Swivel Chair
A chair on a rotating base that can revolve 360 degrees.
- Spindle Back
A chair back made with wooden spindles between the seat and the top rail of the frame.
- Splat Back
A chair back made from a broad, flat piece of wood, possibly carved with decorative designs.
- Shield Back
A chair back shaped like a shield with an arched top and ellipsed bottom.
Horizontal braces that reinforce the legs of a chair or table.
- Spiral Leg
A table or chair leg that has a twisted, spiral design like a rope.
- Storage Ottoman
An upholstered foot rest or low stool with a hinged top and a storage compartment inside.
- Swivel Rocker
A rocking chair that also swivels on a rotating base.
A long, upholstered bench with a back and arms.
- Sleigh Bed
A bed designed to look like a sleigh, with a high, curved headboard and a shorter, also curved footboard.
A tall bedroom chest with seven drawers.
- Sleep Set
A common term used for a matching mattress and box spring combination.
- Soft Mattress
A mattress designed with softer padding for added comfort.
- Single Sided Mattress
A mattress which only has padding on a single side, creating only one sleep surface.
- Single Pillowtop Mattress
A mattress with extra padding on only one side, creating only one sleeping surface.
- Split Foundation
A mattress base that comes in two pieces to support a larger mattress.
- Serving Cart
A wheeled cart used to transport food from the kitchen to a serving area.
- Side Chair
A dining room chair with no arms, which is usually placed along the sides of the table.
- Seat Cushions
Removable seat cushions which are placed on hard wood or metal chairs for added comfort.
- Slip Seat
A removable, upholstered dining chair seat.
- Serving Table
A long, narrow table, with small storage drawers.
A wide cabinet with drawers, used for storage in the dining room.
A liquid that is painted onto wood. When absorbed by the wood, it darkens and alters the color while keeping the natural appearance of the wood.
- Sofa Table
A narrow table a bit taller than a coffee table, which is placed behind the couch.
A writing desk with a drop-down writing surface.
Cloths placed over furniture for protection.
- Snack Table
A small, portable table, used for a single person to eat while sitting on a couch.
- Shoe Rack
A piece of furniture with multiple compartments for holding many pairs of shoes.
- Serving Tray
A tray with handles, used to carry food from the kitchen to be served.
- Storage Locker
A tall, metal cabinet for storing clothes and other items.
- Shoji Screens
Room partitions designed in a Japanese style, usually made from translucent rice paper.
- Saddle Stitched
A type of decorative sewing on seat cushions, used for purely ornamental purposes.
A type of upholstery that is tightly woven and highly lustrous.
An ornamental skirt border made from a series of small semi-circles.
- Slub Yarn
Yarn in irregular sizes which creates upholstery with irregular patterns.
A close-grained, hard, and durable wood in a yellow or brownish color.
A decorative wood pattern designed to look like rolled parchment.
- Segmental Corners
Rectangular wood panels with the corners broken into curves, which are decorated for aesthetic purposes.
A decorative pattern in wooden furniture with a sinuous curve across the length.
- Snake Foot
A chair or table foot designed to look like a snake?s head with a pointed end.
- Spade Foot
A chair or table foot designed with a tapered, rectangular shape.
- Spanish Foot
A chair or table foot with a hoof-like appearance and a curved shape.
A type of decoration made by tracing designs onto the wood.
The vertical, outer uprights on panel back chairs.
Furniture decoration made by gluing long, narrow strips of wood or leather in an ornamental pattern.
- Split Leather
Leather that has the top grain removed.
A protective product applied to upholstery to prevent staining.
A natural resin that is commonly used as a wood finish.
A chair seat with hollowed out sides in the shape of a saddle.
A rich medium brown wood which is highly durable and commonly used for cabinet making.
A strong, lightweight wood.
A reddish brown wood commonly used in veneers.
- Stone Laminate
Laminate designed with a thin layer of stone over top, to give the look and feel of stone countertops at a lower price.
A fine-grained gray, green, or blue rock that is commonly used in countertops and tabletops.
Cream, grey, red, or brown stone used in flooring.
A two-toned leather upholstery where a darker color has been applied over a lighter one.
Aniline dyed leather which has been coated with sealant and pigmentation, resulting in lighter color and grain.
Less durable than Top Grain Leather, made from the lower layer of a split hide.
A process by which leather is immersed in water to remove the salt content and make it more pliable.
- Slipper Chair
A small, upholstered chair with a high back and a low seat.
A furniture style with simple lines, tapered legs, and commonly having features like ladder backs and woven seats.
- Salon Set
A term for a complete, matched set of furniture for an entire room.
A type of leather made from the skin of sharks, rays, and dogfish.
- Sash Bars
The metal or wooden frames that hold glass panels in cabinet doors.
- Stump Bedstead
A bed without a canopy or posts.
- Surface Abrasion
A measurement of how well an upholstery is able to withstand wear and tear.
- Tight Seat Bed
The back of a sofa or other piece of furniture, which is fully upholstered so there is no need for cushions.
- Tuxedo Arms
Sofa arms that are slightly angled outwards, and are the same height as the back of the sofa.
- Tester Bed
A type of four poster bed with a frame on top to support a canopy.
- Twin Bed
The smallest standard bed size, designed for a single person. Dimensions: 39 in ? 75 in
- Trundle Bed
A small, rollaway bed that can be stored underneath a standard bed when not in use.
- Tri-fold Mirror
A mirror divided into three hinged sections to produce three images of a person, allowing them to view themselves from the front and side angles simultaneously.
Decorative woodwork along the sides and edges of furniture.
- Tight Top Mattress
An inner-spring mattress with a quilted padded top.
- Television Cavity
The alcove in an entertainment center where a television sits; the size of the cavity is important for determining what size television will fit in the entertainment center.
- TV Stand
A table or chest that holds a TV and other electronics.
- Tee Seat Cushions
A seat cushion for an upholstered chair, with front edges that extend in a T-shape in front of the chair?s arms.
- Table Pad
A protective cover for a tabletop, with a felt bottom to prevent scratches.
- Trestle Table
A long table supported by two legs with a horizontal stretcher running between them.
- Table Lamp
A small, shaded lamp, usually placed on an end table.
- Throw Rug
A small rug that can be easily moved, sometimes placed under a piece of furniture.
The rolling cover for a roll-top desk, made from thin strips of wood attached to canvas.
- Toy Box
A storage chest for holding children?s toys.
- Tray Tables
A small, folding table which can be carried to different locations for convenience. Usually comes in a matched set with a single storage rack to hold them.
- Towel Rack
A rack with one or more horizontal posts from which towels can be hung.
- Telephone Table
A small table with drawers that holds a telephone.
- Table Mirror & Lamp Set
A matched set of furniture which includes a small table, a lamp, and a mirror meant to be hung directly behind the table.
A blanket that is thrown over the back of a sofa or other piece of furniture for aesthetic effect.
- Throw Pillow
A decorative pillow that is placed on a chair or sofa.
- Top Grain Leather
The uppermost layer of leather and the part with the highest quality, used for the finest furniture.
A type of tropical hardwood commonly used in outdoor furniture.
- Tempered Glass
Heat-treated glass which breaks into pebble-like pieces. Often used for glass table tops.
A heavy woolen upholstery.
Upholstery woven with a diagonal pattern.
A decorative wall hanging made from woven fibers.
A fluffy, air textured yarn used in upholstery.
A bundle of loose cords or string, often used as ornamentation on curtains or pillows.
- Teardrop Pull
A dangling drawer handle with a teardrop shape.
A three-leafed circular design often found in wood carvings.
- Trifid Foot
A three-toed foot at the end of a chair or table leg.
- Trumpet Turning
A leg carved with a flared end similar to the shape of a trumpet.
- Tulip Wood
A decorative yellow wood with red and purple stripes, commonly used in banding and veneers.
An ornamental or decorative design on a chair or table leg, made with a spinning lathe.
- Turtle Top
A marble tabletop in the shape of a turtle.
Thin, square pieces that can be fit together to make a patterned tabletop.
A porous stone commonly used in flooring, furniture, and fireplaces.
The process of making leather from rawhide by applying tanning agents to prevent decay.
A leatherworking process that makes the upholstery more pliable, stretchable, and soft.
A furniture style with formal designs based on those of antiques.
A furniture style that blends influence from various other styles together.
- Tripod Table
A small pedestal table where the pedestal ends in three legs curving outwards.
The material, padding, and cushioning used to cover a piece of furniture.
- Upholstered Chairs
Chairs with padded and upholstered seats and backs.
Furniture that has not been stained or painted.
A tall, rounded vase with a stem and base, which can be used for holding flowers.
A thin layer of wood added over top of another piece of wood for aesthetic purposes.
A short table with drawers and an attached mirror.
A decorative container for holding cut flowers, which can be filled with water to keep the flowers fresh.
A transparent protective coating applied to wood.
- Vacuum Press
A method of applying pressure to assemble veneer or other furniture parts.
A closely woven pile fabric with a clipped nap.
- Vinyl Wrap
A method of applying vinyl to wood or particle board, used in cheaper furniture.
Decorative drapery across the top of a curtain or a canopy.
A spiral or scroll-shaped carving.
- Vegetable Tanning
A tanning process using plant materials, which results in tougher leather which is less likely to stretch.
A furniture style with elaborate carvings, sweeping curves, and other designs reminiscent of the 19th century.
- Venetian Furniture
A furniture style with extravagant carvings and ornaments similar to Baroque and Rococo styles.
A large, glass-doored cabinet such as a curio or china cabinet.
A durable upholstery, but one which collects a lot of dust.
- Windsor Chair
A chair with a curved back reinforced with spindles.
- Wing Back
An upholstered chair with a high back with wing-shaped extensions near the head.
- Wrap Group
A matching set of bedroom furniture designed to wrap around a room lining the walls.
- Wall Mirror
A mirror of any size that is meant to be hung on a wall.
- Wall Units
Furniture divided into several matching units, which stand against or are mounted on the wall to provide shelving and storage.
- Wall Clock
A small, usually battery-powered clock which hangs on the wall.
- Wine Rack
A piece of furniture designed to hold wine bottles.
- Wall Art
Any paintings, pictures, or other decorations meant to be hung on the wall.
A dark hardwood commonly used as a veneer or in furniture construction.
Straps of woven fabric that are used to provide extra support for upholstered furniture.
Furniture made from woven reeds or rattan.
Cord wrapped in fabric, used as a trim around upholstery seams.
- Whorl Foot
A chair or table foot with a reversed scroll shape.
- Wet Blue
Blue-colored leather, an appearance that results from Chromium Tanning.
- Wellington Chest
A simple, tall, narrow chest of drawers.
- Waterfall Skirt
A skirt on an upholstered piece of furniture that reaches from the cushion to the floor.
- Wrought Iron
A tough, malleable type of iron often used in furniture frames.
A light wood with dark grains that give it zebra-like stripes.