All new construction!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A 4 wall loft built into a 30x50 shop. (all wood framed utilizing 3 exterior
The loft floor is 16x30, with 7'6" ceiling @ the eaves, utilizing the end
wall. 30' wide and protruding 16' into the 50' length of the bldg. Loft will
have a bathroom (6'x16') with a load bearing wall (2x6) underneath at one
end of the 30' span which would leave an open span of 24'.
_____________________________________________ 30' wide
| | <bathroom 6'x16'
| <exterior wall |
| <exterior wall
--------- <-16' long |<2x6
load bearing wall
^ This interior wall will also be a 2x6 wall ^ around 9~12' @ the
As the owner would like a clearspan for the 24', I need some input as what
he could/can use for sub framing for the span. The clearance is currently
7'-6" from TOS to the bottom of the 2x6' floor joists of the loft. He'd
'like' to avoid the use of structural steel members for the span. And since
I know darn near diddley about wood framing for loads, I need some
input/suggestions to make this span.
On a guessing side, I was looking at those weird I-beams made of wood and am
guessing they'd be about 14~16" deep for this. The owner is 6'1" and has
concerns for "head knocking"! So we're looking @ a minimum depth for the
span. 7'-6" minus whatever to stay above his 6'-1" head. Cap/hat/boots not
FYI; His cost for rough cut lumber (full 2x6) is $720/2k board feet. Hence,
lumber costs are not a real issue here.
Any suggestions/advice are welcome. I can provide JPEG image, ACAD or
Sketchup drawings if it would help.
I'm also damn jealous on his lumber costs........................