Wow, glad I saw this topic. There's a lot of really great tips to start working from. Not sure I could have figured out a switch-back staircase like that without a lot of trial and error. It's such a great space saver, and indeed looks wonderful compared to just having a ladder against a wall.
By the way, I love the houses that blend the smooth Stone and the Stone Brick blocks. It creates a very pleasing relief without jarring too much with contrasting colors. It works a lot better than mixing the Stone and Planks, I think.
Maybe we can talk Jeb into implementing the ability to make stairs and slabs out of the various Woods and not just planks. We need more wooden options for decoration. I mean, if stone has Cobble, Smooth, and Brick varieties of everything, we should have the option for Pine or Birch stairs and slabs!
The new structure in question is a completely clean slate. I will definitely still be employing a one-material style for the defensive wall, except I used planks on this. Blast/fire resistance isn't really a huge concern of mine because I don't maniacally set fire to things and I don't feel like I need the creeper protection.
I mostly meant that the wall was all one material, not that it was planks specifically. Single-tone buildings are... blah.
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What is this thing you call logic?
...Oh, but I threw that away last week...
I can honestly say I enjoy reading this from time to time, great job :happy.gif: I'm actually pulling some stuff from this to use on my new survival world :happy.gif: Thanks for all your help :happy.gif: