I’ve been working on this color storage since October 2022, and I’m far from done. I’ve finally made it to the fourth and final floor of the main structure but still have “accent” work left to do on every floor. I thought it would be fun to share with you the process I go through to make the storage “rooms” for each color and all their shades.
Laying down the skeleton.
Each section will be a hallway dedicated to a specific color, for instance, this hall will be dedicated to the color Azure. Each section of the hall will be related to a different shade of Azure, ie: basic azure, bright azure, cool azure, etc.
Since Azure has ten different shades, this color will require two halls. (I didn’t plan this perfectly, so the first hall is a bit smaller than the rest, but it’s worked out just fine.
The first step in creating these halls is placing the wooden outline. The walls will rest atop the wood and then the floors will be placed in between. By the time I’m done with each hall, the wood will still be there, but wont be visible.
The next step is deciding what color to use for the inner walls, floors and storage of each hall. In this case, I don’t have a lot of pretty colored meta azure, so I’ll be traveling to Sydney on Lasania to check out Econodogs stock as well as DragonLairs Quarry to see what they have available.
Neither Econo or Dragons had much of the prettier shades of azure in meta, but lots of cool, deep, light and strong sedi or igneous. Dragons Lair is cheaper and I just happen to be poor.
I already have quite a bit of night azure meta, which I’ll use for the walls. Then I’ll need to buy some light azure sedi for the accent floors and door ways, and then I should have enough deep azure for the deco floor and storage.
Next comes the REALLY fun part of transforming the sedi/igneous to meta to make marble, and then crafting the marble. If only you knew how much bonding agent I’ve had to make and use to get this storage facility looking like it does.
While I wait on the marble, I’ll start on whatever I have the blocks for, in this case, the deco floors with filigree border.
The walls are outlined with marble and will be filled in with storage container. Each room requires 54 storage blocks, each hall will require 270 storage blocks, and since azure requires two halls, I’ll need 540 azure storage blocks all together.
Still waiting on marble to cook, I’ve decided to start laying out the main hall, which is made of marble and iron filigree with a primordial resin accent.
Day 2 on the Azure Hall: Time to start adding the light azure accent floors and doorways. I’ve also filled in the space between storage blocks with machined iron for now. The machined iron will eventually be replaced with gleam chests where needed for extra storage.
Placing the lights, signs, and sorting the corresponding colors is next.
I’ve also gone ahead and chiseled the accents and the last thing to do to this room is add the ceiling.
In the end, each room looks a little like this. Since this room is one of the smaller ones, I’ll also show you what a big room looks like when complete. (There are only two small rooms on each floor and ten larger room per floor.)
The last room on each hall gets a window.
So, thats the process. It’s been a work in progress since October and I’ll probably still be working on it for another three months. I’ll let yall know when it’s officially complete. If anyone is interested in checking it out, it’s located in Heartstone on Biitula.