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Original Balustrade Designs by Built4ever Original Balustrade Designs by Built4ever
Original design sketches for balustrade systems, interior or exterior, designed for stone, but posts could also be executed in hardwood for a furnishing, drawn with lighter pencils such as H and 2H on a drafting board, partly drafted and partly drawn by hand, especially the curves, size is only about 6" wide by 10" tall! (very small indeed.)
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:iconq4554:
q4554 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great to see this type of drawing.
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:iconedaherz:
EdaHerz Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Amazing!!! Thank you for sharing!!! :aww:
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:iconrealvect0r:
RealVect0r Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Impressive. Nice work. Thanks for sharing with a community =)
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
No Problem...
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:iconthyia:
Thyia Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This took me back to engineering drafting classes during undergrad.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Yes, I used drafting board for straight lines, center lines, etc...
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:iconavirextin:
avirextin Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Drafting.

*sigh* xD
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
It's good for you, like high-fiber cereal.
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:iconavirextin:
avirextin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I know. I'm learning mechanical drafting, and I'm pretty good, and I was awesome at architectural, but....

Long story. XD I like your designs.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Draw baby draw!
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:iconavirextin:
avirextin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But I suck at dimensioning sometimes.
It's a pain when i realize that I dimensioned something twice. Makes me feel dumb.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Like you put 6' 5" twice?
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:iconavirextin:
avirextin Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
More like, I dimensioned the same feature in the top and right side view. (Mechanical drafting error)
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:iconash-not-ketchum:
Ash-Not-Ketchum Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student General Artist
This is amazing...I love it! :heart: Well done! You deserve your DD!
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconciimoore:
CiiMoore Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh...I like these. x3 Dunno what I'd do with them if I had them...but I'd want them. lol!

Great work!
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
It's for your French castle design he he...
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:iconciimoore:
CiiMoore Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student General Artist
LOL Nice!I will have a french castle then...even if it's a miniature one. xD
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Well I just posted my first castle, but it's more German than Francais he he...
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:iconciimoore:
CiiMoore Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Cool! I like a lot of styles, they bring wonderful elements and inspiration.

And I am watching you because you have awesome talent and skill. I wish I could draw architectural type designs! (I always veer off to more stylized...surrealistic/imaginitive things.)
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Don't worry, I sometimes envy people who are more imaginative, surreal, expressionistic, etc. I'm just too ...REALISTIC.
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:iconciimoore:
CiiMoore Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha! At least it suits you very well, and I am glad I found your profile. Your work is very inspiring. :)
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Thanks, please enjoy it!
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Neat :3
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MitchMitton Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Con grad of DD
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Thanks man! This one got recycled heh heh...form 2 wks ago...
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:iconretizent:
Retizent Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful and old-fashioned!:XD:
Like it! :meow:
:+fav:
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Thanks!
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:icondesmondekapi:
DesmondeKapi Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is brillant.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Thanks, glad you like..
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:icondesmondekapi:
DesmondeKapi Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love you.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
(Blush)
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Chicks82 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
how do these work as far as code is concerned? do they space out such that there is no gap bigger then 4"? Also if I wanted to stretch them due to IBC (international building code) requirements that rails should be no less the 42" would they stretch easily?
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Excellent questions, we discussed the 4 inch ball test and how to space them properly when we actually executed the one. You can mash them together just to the right point where a ball won't go. You say stretch? Like just stretch each post? Might be okay, easy to do with software, just watch the top and bottom rails I suppose. Which IBC requirement is for a 42 inch rail system?
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Chicks82 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
We are using 2009 here in CA and I know its ins some earlier versions and its for sure in later versions. Min height is 42 and the 4" ball test is for any gaps below 34 and 8" ball test for anything between 34-46 i believe it is. And of course 6" ball for the triangle that is made on and open stair well where the bottom of the rail and the tread and riser meet.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
You mean all rails are 42 inches now???
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Chicks82 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
All protective rails are min 42. Hand Railes are 34-38.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
When do you use a "protective" rail over a "hand" rail?
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Chicks82 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Hand rail is that which is used for a persons stability while walking up stairs. A protective rail is everything else, like decks, lofts, ect.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Okay, gotcha, so that's interesting because it means a deck here would need a 42 inch rail, but that's not what we do...
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jaevairny Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
classy
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Good word.
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Oiiou Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
:heart:
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
OHHHH a heart!
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Oiiou Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
:aww:
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Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
I did not expect to see Balustrades here on DA, or see anyone that knows what a balustrade is. In my line of work I make these things all the time, but made of cast stone.

I love the sketch style you put on this, it makes it look like it was done old school, before AutoCAD. And from the looks of it, I would say you know what you are doing in the line of drafting. Though I am sure it is just because of an example of the designs you have, but balustrades are at max 2" to 3" apart, at least for residential areas.

As for the designs. Many of the Balustrades are rather classic, most I seen alot of. Like numbers 4 and 6. But I think I like #7 the most, with a twist LOL. The base designs are conventional and good detail. The railings, they do match your base, but in my time I see that rails do not match the base that much. Normally they are more rounded, but is good you got a peak there, so it looks like you know what you are doing. I still like them, I just normally see rails with a bullnose. Anyway great work on them.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Good, these were the first I ever drew, a few years ago, one of them was produced by the hundreds for an expensive lake house. They are all original designs of course. I drew them in very small scale on a drafting board, but the curved parts are really all hand-drawn, no other way to do it. Autocad is terrible for curves because it segments them. My compass draws a perfect circle every time! I just discussed below the spacing with another guy. Our code requires that you can't put a 4 inch ball between the posts. The spacing on the drawing is not for alignment purposes of course. What is your line of work exactly?
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Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Nice. Not sure what you mean about the circle, because I use AutoCAD and it makes perfect vector circles. perhaps your settings were not adjusted right. Or you tried a real old version, or did you draw it with the line command? But either way, I have more respect for the architects that still do it all by hand. They are super accurate in there work because they are not lazy, and don't want to have to draw it twice.

Yeah four inches! how did I get that off? But yeah they do that so a little kid don't get his head stuck between the balustrades. Been a long time since I did those, so I forgot how big the ball was LOL

I am a drafter for cast stone company's. I draft up construction drawings with details of cast stone, and then I make shop tickets for each piece. Most of the stuff I do are window & door surrounds, caps, and banding. I used to do some fire place surrounds too. I use AutoCAD, and I can get creative with developing tools. My boss loves me because I make tools that saves time and makes things more accurate. So in a since I am an architect as well LOL
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
It was an engineer friend probably using an ancient autocad. If you do that kind of work, than of course, this stuff is right up your alley. You would enjoy the full size drawing of the post we produced!! Huge drawing of course, with all kinds of little measurements for the various radii and lengths and such. RIDICULOUS! I charged a lot for it. I can't scan it or I would post.
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Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
I worked one something that has a radius up and down, and side to side. That is real anoying to make, particularly when the Architect won't even give us the AutoCAD files to base our work on. So yeah radius can be annoying some times.
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