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dado

1. the lower part of an interior wall that is decorated differently from the upper part
2. Architect the part of a pedestal between the base and the cornice

Dado

A rectangular groove cut across the full width of a piece of wood to receive the end of another piece.

dado

[′dā·dō]
(architecture)
The lower portion of an interior wall set off by molding or other decoration.
The portion of a pedestal between surbase and base.
The portion of a wall basement between surbase and base course.

dado

dado, 3
1. The middle portion of a pedestal between the base (or the plinth) and the sur-base (or the cornice, cap, or entablement); also called die.
2. The middle part (sometimes all parts) of a protective, ornamental paneling applied to the lower walls of a room above the
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Start assembling the middle section by gluing and clamping the bottom dividers (M) one by one into their dadoes in the bottom (G) as shown in Photo 4.
Use the assembled middle section as a guide to lay out the dadoes in the sides (F), then cut the dadoes.