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Quiz I

  1. What is the process of sealing joints by applying a flexible compound or sealant called?
  2. What name is given to the method of strengthening weak foundations whereby a new, stronger foundation is placed beneath the original using long columns of concrete?

  3. What does the 'B' and 'Q' stand for in the DIY chain B&Q?
  4. What's the supporting post at the top and bottom of a staircase called?
  5. Joining wallpaper edge to edge, with no overlap, is called what sort of joining?
  6. What is the moulded wood surrounding doors and windows called?
  7. What is the name given to the circular metal bands combined with a worm gear fixed to one end, designed to hold a soft hose onto a rigid circular pipe?
  8. What is the four letter acronym that's the name of tape used to seal threaded plumbing fittings?
  9. What name is given to a small-diameter hole drilled to act as a guide for a screw thread?
  10. Aimed at professionals, what is the name of Stanley’s premium brand range?
  11. Which colour is the live wire in a standard British plug?
  12. What's the three letter acronym of the steel beam often used to provide support to the floors of houses?
  13. Which registration do individuals need to undertake to work on gas pipes or install gas appliances?
  14. What name is given to a type of moulding fixed horizontally to the wall, around the perimeter of a room, and typically 36 inches from the floor?
  15. The first Ikea store in the UK was opened in Warrington, in which year: (a) 1967, (b) 1977, or (c) 1987?
  16. Which word, from the French "a small compartment", is a geometric mosaic of wood pieces used for decorative effect in flooring?
  17. What name is given to the triangular portion of a wall between the edges of intersecting roof pitches?
  18. Which type of saw, similar to a jigsaw, is a type of machine-powered saw in which the cutting action is achieved through a push-and-pull motion of the blade?
  19. What name is given to the smooth cement finish of a solid floor?
  20. What is the name of the projecting tongue at the end of a length of timber which fits into matching mortice?
  21. MDF is an engineered wood product, what does the acronym MDF stand for?
  22. What name is given to the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it in combination with special paint effects or other decorative elements?
  23. Which type of saw, with a very narrow blade stretched across a D-shaped frame, is used to cut intricate shapes in woodworking?
  24. What is the name of the metal plate used to surround a keyhole?
  25. The wedge-shaped depression in the surface of a brick shares it's name with what small animal?
  26. Jackhammers, pneumatic drills or demolition hammers are often colloquially known by what name (it's from a former British brand name)?
  27. What name is given to an internal, non-supporting wall made from wood battens and covered with plasterboard?
  28. In the United States, what is the common word for a tap?
  29. What is the method of affixing plasterboard to stone or brick walls by means of plasterboard adhesive rather than a stud frame called?
  30. Which woodworking tool is used to join two pieces of wood together by cutting crescent-shaped holes in the opposite edges?


  1. Caulking
  2. Underpinning
  3. Block and Quayle (Richard Block and David Quayle created B&Q in 1969, in Southampton)
  4. Newel
  5. Butt joining
  6. Architrave
  7. Jubilee clip
  8. PTFE tape
  9. Pilot hole
  10. Fatmax
  11. Brown
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  13. RSJ beam
  14. CORGI (Council for Registered Gas Installers)
  15. Dado rail
  16. (c) 1987
  17. Parquet
  18. Gable
  19. A reciprocating saw
  20. Screed
  21. Tenon
  22. Medium-density fibreboard
  23. Decoupage
  24. Coping saw
  25. Escutcheon
  26. Frog
  27. Kangos
  28. Studwall
  29. Faucet
  30. Dot 'n' Dab
  31. Biscuit joiner

Did you know that the term "do-it-yourself" has been around since at least 1912, but the phrase did not come into common usage until the 1950s?

Did you know that Ron Hickman invented the foldable Workmate bench after sawing through a piece of wood into a supporting chair, when making a wardrobe? It was famously rejected by Stanley tools as 'Sales possibly being in the dozens'. First made in the early seventies and sold at trade exhibitions by Hickman, Black & Decker finally saw its potential and now the workmate has worldwide sales topping 35 million.

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