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crafter15

House tutorial - nice, easy, midgame

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This is my new "second" or "third" house, that replaces the typical starting latrine architecture.

It's intended for midgame, where you have a pickaxe, saw and a (couple of) chisel. However, the basic framework can be done earlier, even out of straw, and replaced later on as tools become available (though for Holy Charged Creeper's sake don't make it out of raw wood logs).

Essentially it's the same old box house that can be built very fast. The cool chisel mechanics allow us to add nice decorations that make it look less like an eyesore while we do stuff. I'm not a roof person, so my roofing is simple, but you can add the traditional minecraft roofs if you like. I don't make youtube videos (if anyone wants to make one it would be nice), so click on spoilers below to see the step-by-step instructions.

Plank blocks: 90ish

Dark blocks (base): 230ish

Dark blocks (decoration): 106ish

Light blocks: 96ish

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The roof glows at night, which is pretty nice:

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Interior example:

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Step-by-step guide (part 1):

1. Build the basic frame out of dark blocks like this. You can change the double chimney if you like.

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2. Build the window frames out of light blocks like this:

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3. Build the chimneys with the dark blocks:

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4. Place the floor planks and fill the windows with glass panes:

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5. Connect the two window frames with light blocks:

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6. Build a doorway:

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7. Build an ugly roof out of dark blocks:

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8. Place the doors from the iside of the house:

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9. Now it's time to use the chisel. Get on the roof and slab (4 chisel hits) it like this:

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Step-by-step guide (part 2):

10. Slab the chimney, and the roof is finished:

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11. Place two dark and light blocks in front of the door and slab them to make a stair. I did only two hits with the chisel on the side of the light blocks:

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12. Place bushes and two dark blocks under the window, slab the two blocks:

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13. Use the Stair Mode of the chisel on the bottom dark block, and slab everything above that:

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14. Use the Stair mode on the dark blocks above the door (upside down), and the Detail Mode to chisel the corners of the blocks near the bushes:

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15. Place 6 dark blocks above the door and slab them:

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Step-by-step guide (part 3):

16. Place 5 dark blocks at the corner, make a stair out of the bottom one and slab everything above, including 4 hits from the top:

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17. The actual corner needs a lot of chiseling. Place a dark block next to the stair you just made and use the Detail Mode to chisel it like this:

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18. Place dark blocks above the corner, and slab them:

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19. Again, dark blocks to the top, stairs at the bottom and slabs above it:

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20. Slab and chisel a block next to the stair, and make a line of slabs under the window. Repeat the above for all four corners of the house.

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21. Make a slab line around the chimney, and you're done with the outer side of the house:

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From there on, it's easy to make further decisions. I built my forges in the basement (expanding downwards), but you can do it right on the first floor.

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nice chisel work/design. Like it.

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This mod is really great for detailed designs.

Very nice looking house from outside.

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Looking at this a year later, and god do those stone walls look ugly... I really thought it looked nice at the time (although I guess it's an ok midgame build).

 

Has there been any aesthetic blocks added to the mod since then? Would be nice to try this with a smoother textures.

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Looking at this a year later, and god do those stone walls look ugly... I really thought it looked nice at the time (although I guess it's an ok midgame build).

 

Has there been any aesthetic blocks added to the mod since then? Would be nice to try this with a smoother textures.

I think the stone brick looks good. However, if you're looking for something smoother, try raw stone. Sure, it takes awhile to mine it out, but it sure is worth it. I did this with the schist stone.

I don't think we have anything else to build with other than wood and stone.

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well to me I think it looks great, and much better than anything I could make :)  I suck at making nice homes lol so I definitely appreciate this guide and you for posting it ^.^

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what type of rocks did you use to make the bricks?

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