8 x 10 corner loft for 14' wide garage-how to support the corner?
I want to put an 8x10 loft in the back corner of my attached garage. The reason it will not go all the way across the back is because I need to leave room for the access door to the house. I figure there are two ways of doing this, the first would be to support the outside corner with a post attached to the concrete slab with corner brackets and Tapcon type anchors. This would work fine, but it would mean that I could pull my wife's car, but not my truck, into the garage because the truck wouldn't be able to pull in far enough. The other option would be to create a beam that would span the width of the garage (14 feet). The question is how large would that beam have to be and how to attach it to the wall? The walls are 16" OC-what kind of supports would be needed to adequately support each end? What kind of beam would be sufficient? I was thinking something along the lines of 3 2x10s.