Last time we drew the cabin end elevation with the porch and now we are ready to tackle a side elevation.
Begin with the floor plan:
We will be using the floor plan to locate the various elements of the side elevations such as end walls, chimney, windows and the end porch (figure 1). We will do this by extending guide lines for these elements from the plan to the elevation drawing.
We will also use part of an end elevation:
This time we will re-use the end elevation with the chimney since it also includes the sill of the windows (figure 2). This will allow us to establish the height of elements such as the roof, chimney, eave and window sills.
Follow along with the guide line drawings below (Figure 3) as I take you through , step by step, creating the end elevation from the guide lines.
First we will establish the grade, the floor, the eave and the roof.
These elements will be located by extending the guide lines horizontally from the partial end elevation (figure 2).
- First the grade line (#1).
- Next the floor line (#2).
- Then the eave lines (#3).
- And the roof ridge line (#4).
- Finally the window sill line (#5).
Next establish the end walls, window locations and the roof overhangs.
These elements will be located by extending the guide lines vertically from the floor plan (figure 1).
- First extend the end wall lines (#6).
- Next the porch post lines (#7).
- Then the gable roof overhangs 8″ (#8).
- And finally the location of the windows (#9)
Next we will draw the balance of the elements.
Lastly we will locate the remaining elements of the elevations.
- First the bath window sill for the shorter window (#10).
- Next the porch floor (#11).
- Then the screen supports (#12).
- And finally the top and sides of the chimney (#13).
Important… Darken in what is closest to you first.
Now finally darken in all the structure that you have just outlined (figure 4 below).
So now you have finished the rear side elevation. Next time we will tackle the front (porch side) elevation by using what we have already done as a guide.
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