Aug 11, 2009, 6:52 AM
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Anyone know the Spanish word for finial?
I was in Home Depot asking to see what they had and since I did not know the Spanish word I drew it and they said they did not have any (after 3 people tried to figure out what I drew).
My local hardware store has one type but I am looking for others. The people at the hardware store do not know what to call them either. Once I wanted a kitchen sink drain/strainer as mine had broken, they did not know the word for it either but it was on the box. Their finials come in a plain box and they order them by a picture.
Interesting how descriptive this language is as I find things described many times and a word for them unknown. "Maztique" (putty) is another one that only the glass/mirror places knew. Of course they do not have any nor do they use it in Mexico since silicone came about or so I am told.
In case you do not know a finial is: a decorative, terminal part at the tip of a spire, gable, lamp shade support, etc., or projecting upward from the top of a cabinet, breakfront, etc.
Nothing is intrinsically good or evil, but its manner of usage may make it so.
-St. Thomas Aquinas