I was planning to balloon frame it, as i have access to several lengths and widths of studs, but no beams.
If the loft took up the entire floor, it would be easy. i would just frame 10 foot walls, then build a full floor on top of that and then frame 4 foot walls and my gables walls. however, i only wanted a small loft and leave the rest open. my main problem right now is raising two 14 foot walls when i only have a 12 foot floor to build it on. adding jack studs to support the beam which supports the loft floor is simple enough.
Does anybody have any sketches for framing such a barn? Any suggestions how i should go about doing this or alternative methods that will yield the same look?
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