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Posted 27 March 2011 - 07:54 AM

Now i just designed a house for minecraft(duh!) and i have dug the design in minecraft and have everything ready to build but i dont know what to build it out of that looks nice, i was thinking wood and stone but i am unsure...so i came here to ask what can i build my house out off that looks nice, sandstone and planks? wood,stone,sand?


*note This is not just a square block derp first build't house its my third on this map its all ready designed and ready, its not a flat roof either one of those ones that go up untill the sides meet type of thing and no i dont have pics
Oh and it is vanilla minercraft so no texture packs or mods, it has to look nice in vanilla minecraft*
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 07:56 AM

Combination of fresh wood, glass, and stone halfblocks. The combination is very refreshing. Put in the extra effort to make the wood pine, and it will be extra classy!
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:11 AM

Kastrel said:

Combination of fresh wood, glass, and stone halfblocks. The combination is very refreshing. Put in the extra effort to make the wood pine, and it will be extra classy!
hmm seems nices....*go's to go find trees.....*  but what about torchs? arnt we not able to place torchs on stone halfblocks? like i get i can place it on walls and make skylights....(i used skylights once to light up my second floor works perfectly  if done right and uses half the torchs needed because teh second floor needs none...and mobs also dont spawn up stairs either!)
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:17 AM

You can put torches on "full" halfblocks . . . actually, I guess I should have specified that I meant "full" smooth stone halfblocks. Not just half ones (though you can certainly use them) and by no means cobble halfblocks.
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:24 AM

Make a house out of gravel, perhaps. That'd be quite the task for you. Post screenies btw!
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:28 AM

Sandstone and dyed wool (esp. blue, imo) go really well together.  It tends to give your structures a vaguely middle-eastern look.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:31 AM

Pigs.  :o

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:36 AM

itg said:

Sandstone and dyed wool (esp. blue, imo) go really well together.  It tends to give your structures a vaguely middle-eastern look.
i just came back form holidays in the middle east lol.....got back before the protests....but i might go with some mixture of sandstone,wood,full stone half blocks and yes i will post screenshots...though dont know where to put the sandstone....oh and glass thats being used too..
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:52 AM

i go with wood, cobble, glass, and smooth half steps... i know a lot of people aren't fond of cobble but i like how it gives a vaguely medieval look to buildings
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:59 AM

I'm a fan of plank pillars are the corners with a sand fill and halfblocks are around the windows. Gives it a nice look.
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 09:00 AM

Whatever you do, just make sure it's not made out of straw or sticks..
My personal favorite is a mix of wood, planks, and glass; with cobblestone flooring.
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 09:03 AM

might take a bit for me to get pics my tree farm...is a bit small because of lack of flat areas...and because my tree farm floats
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 10:18 AM

I tend to make my houses out of different materials, depending on the style I want. I found a combination of logs at corners & floorlevels, combined with cobblestone works nice. Floors are made of planks (can use wool to create the illusion of a carpet on the planks).
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 10:34 AM

I like basic old wood for houses, with a stone basement and brick roof. But on my last house i made the floors of both levels out of glowstone and it is awesome! Was a pretty wide two floors so it took awhile to gather it all but i like it a lot. Lights the whole house up with no torches required, kinda why i did it too cuz torches look to primitive for me.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 10:45 AM

Im thinking snow blocks(don't melt ) with clean stone, wooden floor and fences for pillers mabye some glass.
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 11:32 AM

make it out of bricks :3
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 12:04 PM

Walls:   :brick:  bricks

Windows: :Diamond: Glass

Roof: :wood: Wood
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 03:20 PM

Here's what I do:

I make the frame out of fresh wood (The edges, not the actual structure)and use wooden planks to make the rest of the house. I make at least 1 layer (the bottom layer) out of cobblestone and use either wooden planks or wool for the floor. I use fresh wood for the roof and make it spiral to the top, not flat-faced. I usually have a lot of large windows, sometimes taking up a whole wall. The interior is up to you, but I tend to make it the same as the exterior walls. I can make one to show you if this is too confusing.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 03:35 PM

I usually like to make my houses with corners made out of regular logs, the first line of the wall cobblestone, not counting with corners and the whole top layer pine. Let me demonstrate:
:soil: :soil: :soil: :soil: :soil:  
:log: :wood: :wood: :wood: :log:    
:log: :wood: :wood: :wood: :log:    
:log: :wood: :wood: :wood: :log:    
:log: :cobblestone: :cobblestone: :cobblestone: :log:    

With  :soil:  being pine.
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 03:44 PM

I make my houses out of a combination of planks, logs and slabs. I think somebody actually said this but I tested it and it was really neat and tidy.
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