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House 321 New Full Plan by Built4ever House 321 New Full Plan by Built4ever
Here's the update on plan for House #321, a classic American craftsman bungalow. New info showing up on these plans include: specific beam and truss specifications sized for live and dead loads (light engineering by me,) point loads indicated on the floor plans and cross sections (load imposed by a beam or truss which should be traceable to the foundation,) some limited plumbing information, HVAC location and limited info on air returns, which take up valuable space on the first floor, and very specific information on my interior panel system, which allows the wall paneling to be easily dis-assembled for service, updates, etc. Note: File updated Apr 27, 2012.

All drawings done by me with HB, H, and 2H pencils on tracing paper over graph paper entirely by hand. Elevations, cross sections, and floor plans drawn in scale 1/16"=one foot. Interior elevations drawn in scale 1/4"=one foot. Drawings are scanned, "color tweaked," cleaned up, put on backgrounds, and labeled with GIMP software. Perspective drawing of front done entirely by imagination, no computer models.

This plan will be updated with more info including roof plan, porch details, more interior elevations, the entire beam schedule, wall cross sections, a door and window schedule, plus more!!

This file is getting huge. I hope you all can read the fine print! If you have problems, just download it and view under magnification with your favorite viewer software.

Constructive critique is fine. Enjoy!!
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Elven-Samurai Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Wow! :) (Smile) 
darklord86 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Great job!
TheBIankCanvas Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
how long do you spend on this ?

Built4ever Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
I have no idea because it work on it on and off over a long time period. Maybe everything here has a total of 75 hours? Not sure...
TheBIankCanvas Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Ahhh youre amazing. I admire that you still work by hand when everyone seems to be digitally generating architectural drawings. 
Built4ever Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
There's a place for the computer but drawing skill trumps all, at least to me...
TheBIankCanvas Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
I'm an architecture student. The studio that I'm doing atm encourages hand drawings. Were also learning about the vernacular. So I've been inspired by your drawings :) 
Built4ever Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Yes good, draw draw draw as much as possible...
CrystalGreene Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh. my. God.....
justien16 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
wow nice detail
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