My guides are setup like old Lego instruction booklets; picture intense/text lacking. Just remember you're building from the ground up, each step is a layer to go onto the previous layer.
Any stone block can be replaced with blocks of your choice.
Mycelium is used in this build for the added visual affect and can also be replaced.
Glowstone can be replaced with torches, but the single torch cannot be replaced with Glowstone.
Any glass seen in pictures indicates space that must remain open.
White Wool indicates ground level. (You won't need it)
Light sources are mandatory unless you like surprise mob visits; its going to be a very tight space in and out, any mob would be impossible to avoid in there, and creepers will make the pages fly.
This build will be 5W X 7L x 7H. (5x5x3 below ground / 5x5x4 Above)
You will need (Only mandatory items listed)
4 Glowstone (or 4 more torches)
Firstly dig a space 7 blocks long, 5 wide, and 3 layers deep.
For my build I dug 4 layers deep and replaced it with Mycelium because the block color and the particle affect add to the feel of the area.
(Picture shows the ground you will start to build on)
From left to right:
Front/above, Front/below, Back view, Encased Front and side, Encased front.
White Wool indicates ground level.
Just in case you've seen other setups or doubt this one, I tested 6 bows choosing levels 47-49.
1: Power V, Punch II
2: Power V
3: Infinity I
4: Infinity I
5: Infinity I
6: Power V, Flame I, Infinity I (Shown below / level 47 chosen)
I hope this guide helped you and you look forward to more.
If your playing survival, make sure you plant a very large amount of reeds/bamboo before taking on this build.
(Its gonna be 657 pages/219 books for those shelves.)
Other posts by me:
(Inspiration) Rebuilt NPC Village and Simple Defensive Measures
UPDATE: npc village may be a while; an idea for a "mob zoo" lead to hours upon hours of building it down a road from the village, complete with flashing sign.
Also working out kinks for Christmas lighting in village.
UPDATE: X-mas lighting posted (not in village yet)