Rillian here, bringing you another episode of "Blocky Blueprints"! This episode will cover two different ways to make three different drinking establishments: The Pub (or Tavern), and the Inn. So let's get to it:
Style 1: The Pub:
The pub is short for "public" establishment. It's basically a drinking house, like a bar. A pub will only really sell ale, and was commonly found in most every town in the medieval ages, as people more often drank alcohol than water, as water was unfiltered and oft times contaminated; people generally stayed away from it. Thus they established the pub. Now, you can also use this as a tavern if you make it slightly bigger. The difference between the two is that a tavern sells food as well as drinks.
I started with the foundations for my pub; in the back, you can see the layout for the fireplace:
I then built up the wall. In the front, you can see where I made the doorway:
Then I made the eves for the roof. You'll see that I'll be using a shorter, more gently sloped roof, made out of stone half-slabs:
I then built up the fireplace. You can see the front, and the back:
Here's the roof:
Inside, I laid down my wood floor:
And I lit the fireplace. I then sat for about 10 minutes to make sure nothing would catch:
I put my windows in:
I then put the bar in. I used levers for taps:
I also threw a couple of tables around (Minecraft: Pistons and Wooden Stairs):
The finished pub:
Style 2: The Inn:
The inn is usually much larger than a pub or tavern, and often has a second floor; this is because an inn offers drinks, usually food, and has rooms or beds for travelers or guests to pay and sleep the night.
Here, I laid my foundations:
I then raised everything up. I put glass into my bay windows:
I laid out the foundations for my second floor. As you can see, most of the second floor will be jettied from the first:
Building up the walls of the second floor, and adding space for windows:
Finally, I build the fireplace:
I added the wood for the second floor:
Here, I placed beds and added the layout for four rooms on the second floor:
I built up the walls for each room:
Here, I added the eves for the roof. Once again, this will be a gentle slope made from stone half-slabs:
I raised the fireplace and added the topper:
Then I started on the roof, making sure I left an overhang:
Finished the roof:
I then lit the fireplace, and crossed my fingers for twenty minutes, hoping the place wouldn't burn down (Part of it did, so I had to replace some wooden blocks on the second floor with stone bricks):
I then threw in the wooden first floor:
I built the bar. In the back are two furnaces and a cauldron with water:
Then I put some tables around, and added my stairs to the second floor:
Finally, to finish up the first floor, I put a nice rug in the middle:
On the second floor, I added the windows. Finally.
For the rooms, I flattened the tops because I've found that's the best way to make them look natural without leaving the tops open to the outside (If you catch my drift):
I furnished each room with two beds, a crafting table, and at least one double chest, as well as a torch for light:
Finally, I added a railing to the stairs so people don't fall:
The finished inn:
Minecraft Version: 1.1.0
Texture Pack: Jolicraft
This is the end of the second episode of Blocky Blueprints. I hope you guys had as much fun reading through this thread as I did writing it, and I'll be glad to see any pictures that you make of your drinking establishments inspired by Blocky Blueprints. Please also leave a comment describing what you want the next episode to cover. I'd love to hear it!
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And of course, as I've said every time, have a pleasant day, ladies and gentlemen.
Well done again Rillian, I'll update my post with the screen shot of my version and a different texture pack later tonight.
EDIT Here is some screen shots with my texture pack in our up and coming city. These screen shots are the pub and the black smith from his other blueprints. I hope this helps everyone give an idea of a finished product!
http://imgur.com/a/rzFl6 (The link to the screen shots is grouped into this album, I don't want to take the time to upload each individual picture)