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01-28-2016 10:59 PM

When I was in Industrial Arts in 8th grade we constructed a cross section of a house with all the elements you would find in a real house. We build a sub floor, installed electricity, plumbing, insulation, siding, rafters, etc. When I search the internet for Build Cross Section of House, or Build House Wall Model or anything else like that, I get lots of hits on building model houses and building walls in design software. Does anyone know where I could find something like that? I’ve searched the regular places like instructables and pinterest with no luck, too. Maybe I’m just not asking the right question.

-- Butchering wood since 2015


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#1 posted 01-28-2016 11:02 PM

Like you want to draw one up?

Sketchup can be used for that.

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#2 posted 01-28-2016 11:50 PM

No, I want to build one. Out of physical material. In my shop. Except I don’t know what all is involved in making one. Thought it would be kinda fun to practice some of my handyman homeowner skills on, know what I mean?

-- Butchering wood since 2015

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#3 posted 01-29-2016 12:15 AM

I don’t know of any tutorials out there (but I’m sure there are somewhere), but it’s pretty easy to do with balsa… a quick google search turns up lots of examples.

Cheers,
Brad

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#4 posted 01-29-2016 12:24 AM

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#5 posted 01-29-2016 12:29 AM

Architectural Graphic Standards would have that but they’re not yet online with it. Here's what you're looking for though.

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#6 posted 01-29-2016 12:40 AM



I don t know of any tutorials out there (but I m sure there are somewhere), but it s pretty easy to do with balsa… a quick google search turns up lots of examples.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Thanks, Brad. When we did it in school we used the real building materials you would use when doing it for real. Picture a 5’ tall structure, maybe 4’ across. In that 5’ structure, you build a sub floor, put down some kind of flooring, make a 2’ high wall with studs, insulation, wiring, plumbing, etc, make a “second level” floor and wall, and then make a pitched roof with rafters. Exterior walls get covered with whatever normal layers go between the inside and the outside and then something like siding or whatever. Roof gets it’s layers and then gets shingles or whatever for the roofing surface. It’s a learning project for some of the basics on how a home is constructed

-- Butchering wood since 2015

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#7 posted 01-29-2016 12:41 AM



Architectural Graphic Standards would have that but they re not yet online with it. Here s what you re looking for though.

- builtinbkyn

Those are good drawings of the framing. I’m looking for all the other layers, too. And I don’t want to research all the layers required because I will end up missing something or doing it wrong or something, know what i mean?

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#8 posted 01-29-2016 12:44 AM

Thanks, Brad. When we did it in school we used the real building materials you would use when doing it for real.

Wow.. thought you were talking about architectural model type stuff… didn’t think that 8th graders would be doing it full scale! In my best Emily Litella voice, never mind :)

Cheers,
Brad

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#9 posted 01-29-2016 12:47 AM

The construction type is called platform frame. It’s pretty standard for stick home construction. Prior to platform frame and seen in many older homes is balloon frame construction. It was displaced by platform framing because of fire. Balloon framed homes went up like candles. Platform framing isolates the fire and provides fire stops not only at each floor level but also intermittently within the walls between each floor level. The link I posted illustrates cross sections and labels all the components.

Have fun. I built a scale model of a building wall section in my first semester toward my architectural degree. I think it’s still somewhere in my folks basement :)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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wmgworks

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#10 posted 01-29-2016 12:52 AM


The link I posted illustrates cross sections and labels all the components.

Have fun. I built a scale model of a building wall section in my first semester toward my architectural degree. I think it s still somewhere in my folks basement :)

- builtinbkyn


Cool! Being the teen adolescent testosterone charged boys we were the instructor allowed us to “practice” demo on the models after we were done. Although I’m not sure picking up what’s left of the frame and body slamming it is an approved demo method. But we tried it!

-- Butchering wood since 2015

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#11 posted 01-29-2016 12:53 AM

Build a small shed/shop. Build like its the real thing & when you’re done you’ll have something useful.

M

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#12 posted 01-29-2016 12:57 AM


Build a small shed/shop. Build like its the real thing & when you re done you ll have something useful.

M

- MadMark

I live in a townhouse complex. I don’t think the HOA would like it if I erected a shed in the middle of our driveway ;D

-- Butchering wood since 2015

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#13 posted 01-29-2016 12:58 AM

Many of the illustrated sections show the sheathing, insulation and the rest of the components in a wall section. Just have to sort thru which drawing provides the information you are looking for.

Architectural Graphic Standards would have that but they re not yet online with it. Here s what you re looking for though.

- builtinbkyn

Those are good drawings of the framing. I m looking for all the other layers, too. And I don t want to research all the layers required because I will end up missing something or doing it wrong or something, know what i mean?

- wmgworks


-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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#14 posted 01-29-2016 03:14 AM

Call it a dog house and build it on a skid. LOL

M

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#15 posted 01-29-2016 03:37 AM

Or on wheels.

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