Started by ajbremer, March 21, 2016, 05:46:04 AM
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Quote from: ajbremer on January 26, 2017, 05:53:29 AMNearing January 2017 End....My thought is to add my top plates right after all external walls are done, then make sure walls are straight, level, and plumb and then keep them that way using braces and nailing temporary diagonals on the inside. Next step is to add the interior walls which there are only two of them, bathroom walls. The loft floor joists are going to rest on the top of the bathroom wall just short of the half way point in width.I plan to use doubled 2x6's at 16" on center for the loft floor, they will act as beams. They will rest on 2 sistered studs at each 16" point at each end of the loft joists. That will make for a really nice sturdy loft floor. I want to use 2x6's instead of single 2x8's, 2x10's, or 2x12's because I want to have every inch possible for head room up in the loft....
Quote from: ajbremer on January 31, 2017, 05:13:14 AMGetting excited about sheathing the walls. I called my local lumber yard for the price of 4x10' sheets of 1/2 OSB and calculated that it'll cost me around $350 to go around the whole thing.ChugiakTinkerer mentioned that I might use 4x6 rough sawn lumber for my loft joists. I called my lumber place and a 14' long 4x6 rough sawn cedar cost $65 each. Is cedar strong enough for that and I wonder if their usually nice and straight? I probably will just go with 2x6's at 16" on center though because it'll be way cheaper.