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alcove

any recessed usually vaulted area, as in a garden wall

Alcove

A small recessed space, connected to or opening directly into a larger room.

alcove

[′al‚kōv]
(architecture)
A recessed part of a room.
A small room that opens into a larger one.
An arched opening in a wall.
(geology)
A large niche formed by a stream in a face of horizontal strata.

alcove

A small recessed space, opening directly into a larger room.
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Next, measure the depth of the alcove, or how deep you want your shelves to be, bearing in mind you may put a wood fascia on the front.
MEASURE OUT YOUR DRILL HOLES If you're building shelves in an alcove with a replace next to it, it's likely to be a brick wall, so you'll need to use your drill.
The Alcoves is expected to follow the success of ALP's two tower communities-the 1016 Residences, which was launched in 2010, and the Park Point Residences launched in 2012.
The connected components of the complement to the affine braid arrangement are called alcoves.
as tall as minor mountains, each one carved in its own alcove.
Sliderobes specialises in bespoke fitted wardrobes, which work around awkward features such as alcoves, sloping ceilings, chimney breasts and low beams, to create optimum storage space.
One of two tombs found, which were carved out of stone, consists of a vast chamber that branches off into many alcoves.
The gully system shows four intervals where water-borne sediments were carried down the steep slopes of nearby alcoves and deposited in alluvial fans," said Samuel Schon, a Brown graduate student and the paper's lead author.
When I first saw the huge magnetic imaging machine I was reminded of the sleeping alcoves in the movie "Aliens," where people emerged from years of "hypersleep.
Use the tile to decide on exact dimensions and positions of benches, alcoves and even wall thicknesses so you can use whole tiles as much as possible and minimize cutting.
Others, without such alcoves, are blockier and invite circumambulation rather than potential entry.
4m units contain cellular accommodation--bedrooms, living rooms and offices--separated by triangular alcoves, entrances and circulation zones.