Well… After a considerable amount of work I decided that I hated that house design so I started from scratch on a new one. I guess one could call it a Mid-Century Modern Timber Frame?
The idea for the house popped up while I was grubbing the pad area using a Deere 160 excavator. I’m factoring in several things now that I have had a chance to see how much light is available during the winter and summer seasons.
I also had a chance to open up some of the timbers that I have been dropping on the lot. Beetle kill white spruce for my post and beams and balsam poplar for cabinets and trim.
Attempting to factor in a few things that I have always disliked about the homes that I have lived in. One thing is why are bedrooms so large with tiny closets? The master suite is only 110 square feet but the 5/12 pitch on the roof makes for a much larger feeling to the room. Full bath to the right of that and a large walk-in closet on the other side of the bath. Loft office overlooking the living room and just enough shop space to work on a vehicle if needed.
Either plan is going to make a great looking home with the outdoor beauty you have there. The building materials you’ve shown are also gorgeous.
Fun to visualize the plans though,
It is fun visualizing the build. I have a pretty solid plan for the foundation, as well as the timber framing required. I went ahead and photographed the first beam made on the bandsaw mill, used it for UVs on the posts, beams, floor joists and roof rafters.
Here’s a few isometric views of the house with the SIPS removed for visualization purposes.
I realized that after I had posted those isometric cutaways that I had goofed on the stair placement. Oops… Good thing I have all winter to work the bugs out of my design.
I decided to play around with Eevee. It’s amazing, can’t wait for 2.80s release!
A little something for my wife. It’ll be a challenge to inlay the mokume gane centerpiece but I’m looking forward to it. Cycles render, 256 samples, filmic.
The ring was just a bit too busy with the Celtic knot work so I removed all of it. I’m attempting to simulate a diamond as the stone but it obviously still needs work. No post processing was done, straight cycles render saved as a PNG. Anyone have a good diamond material?
Tweaked the stone material a bit. Still not perfect but hey it’s good enough for what I’m trying to accomplish.
Several modifications were needed. I based the mokume inlay on some 18 gage sheet stock I’ll be ordering this week. I also worked on the diamond material, pretty darn happy with how it looks.
Still tinkering with this one. I really didn’t like the prongs but I’m having difficulty finding something that I like.
Screw it, roundcubes for prongs it is. Last render before the 3D print, render done in Cycles, 1024 samples at 3072x3072 pixels, 1:24:36 render time using a Nvidia Titan Black.
I couldn’t help myself. Those prongs bothered me too much so I changed them. Boolean Bevel worked wonders for getting the transition I was looking for.
A few more tweaks and then boolean the whole thing. Everything done in Blender. Printed in B9 Emerald Green casting resin.
First batch of 3D prints had some issues so I decided to do a second one. While I waited on the printing I thought I might have fun with a few more renders.