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Old 02-18-2010, 11:41 AM   #1
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Building a loft

I have a very large space that I want to build a lofted office space in. The ceiling height isn't issue. The lofted space will be in the corner of the space so 2 sides of the loft will be attached to a dry walled wall.

I'm fine with the construction of the actual loft floor, but how should I go about securing the structure to the walls? or should I just build a free standing lofted space and then secure the flooring to wall as added strength?

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Old 02-18-2010, 12:41 PM   #2
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Depends on your budget and intended use and desired look.

Your best bet is to support it inside of the "sheetrocked wall" to the studs - with studs underneath the beams all the way to the ground

Then additional posts underneath the loft

But this would require removal of drywall for additional studs inside of the wall
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You need to concern yourself with the loads, both live and dead on the floor it rests on. It the flooring up to this task?
It wouldn't hurt to mention the span involved and your framing plan to deal with it, as it helps to hear the whole story.
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