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  1. Building & Construction
    Just bought an old home with a detached 1905 brick garage w/ loft. Currently, the only way to access the space is by pulling out a ladder and climbing through a 16" opening at the end. I'd like to install a ladder for easier access to ultimately build out a loft space. Garage specs, specific...
  2. Building & Construction
    I am interested in building a loft in my garage and need some advice. The garage is 2 car 20'x20' with 17' garage door on one side and house entry door on the opposite side. It is the "first floor" of a 4 story townhouse built on a hill giving it a 16 1/2' ceiling of currently wasted space. I...
  3. Building & Construction
    I am wanting to build a loft in a portion of my garage that is currently walled on 3 sides. The loft will be approximately 9'x9'. I was planning to attach a single 2x8 ledger board to each of the 3 garage walls and attach them directly to every garage stud (every 16") with LedgerLOK structural...
  4. Building & Construction
    First time post-er - long time lurker/reader. Thanks in advance for any/all questions and comments/suggestions. I am working up plans for a garage loft. We have a cape cod style home with a high peak to the garage roof. The previous owners attached some plywood to the existing roof joists -...
  5. Building & Construction
    I want to build a storage loft in the space above my garage door. I’ve read articles on this and most have the loft attached to the joists or rafters above the space with bolts and chains. I don’t want to go that route. My plan is to build two supporting walls on either side of the garage...
  6. Building & Construction
    I built a loft about 3 feet below the existing ceiling of my garage for additional storage & removed the ceiling drywall so that I would have head room into the attic space. I have attached photos of some studs that I would like to remove that seem to me like they are only there as a means of...
  7. Building & Construction
    Hello, I'm new to this site but am hoping you all can help me out! Me and my friends have recently rented a Loft in Brooklyn and we have a very ambitious project to build out 5 rooms in this 28x18' loft None of us have ever built something this big before but have some general knowledge in...
  8. Building & Construction
    I am building a sleeping loft in a small apartment. The loft will be 13' long and 6' wide. It will be well supported on one 13' side and both 6' sides, but one 13' side will be a clear span. I would like to keep the construction as thin as possible to maximize head-space below and above. The...
  9. Carpentry
    I have a loft sleeping area in the roof area of my bungalow. I know you are suppose to put a 42" railing by code. Problem is this will make it look ugly. 36" would work but around the stairs would be like a tunnel. I was thinking lowering to about 20" then have the railing go up to that point...
  10. Insulation
    I have moved into a semi detached house with one other person. We are renting the house and got it through a letting agency (although the house is owned by the landlord). The house is from 1930's (I think) and has been renovated over the years (double glazing, energy efficient eaves, efficient...
  11. Remodeling
    Well... I've bitin' the bullet and signed up - giving up the idea of not looking totally ignorant in search of knoweldge on how to do this.... I used to have a motor home - now I don't (yay!) But what I do have is a 25' x 40' over engineered steel structure building that will withstand 175 mile...
  12. Remodeling
    I just moved into an apartment of a restored mill building. The ceilings are 20+ feet high and in the master there are 2 closets that have storage space above. We're very tight on space in the room and would like to put (temp) flooring on top of the closets from wall to wall including the span...
  13. Building & Construction
    HI, in a bit of a situation here where we will be passing up the rental of a wonderful apartment because of the soul fact that one bedroom is a loft that we would need to put in temp soundproof walls for roomate. I had the idea of making a wood frame (box and X in the middle) measured out from...
  14. Building & Construction
    Greetings, To start off, I'm not as skilled in doing these projects as you guys are... In my garage, I have a partial loft area from the wall to the middle of the room, which is secured to the rafter on the roof. I'm afraid that the weight from everything is too much for the roof. It looks...
  15. Interior Decorating
    Hello, I am moving into a loft bedroom in about a week. I wanted to know some ideas on how to decorate it. Most of my furnishing for inside the room are modern dark woods. What I am mainly concerned about is privacy as my room is right by the front door of the entrance of the apartment...
  16. Building & Construction
    First off, I have a bit of carpenter experience, so I am confident in my physical ability and knowledge of the use of tools that I can complete this project myself. But, I do not have the know how for my current project at hand. I am going to be extending the second story loft interior...
  17. Building & Construction
    Hi all, We have built a detached garage with a loft over it. The garage and loft will be heated, but the garage part will be a lot colder. I am going to insulate the ceiling of the garage with bats between the floor trusses - they are 16" high open web type. The loft floor is 3/4" OSB. Can I...
  18. Roofing/Siding
    i have a storage space 3 feet high above the bathroom and bellow the roof (roof made of concrete). the storage space has foam insulation on the ceiling and metal showing between, the sides are cement and brick and the floor cement. There are also 4 pipes (hot and cold) pipes running through it...
  19. Building & Construction
    We are interested in building a new home with a gambrel roof. We would like to make use of some of that space as a loft overlooking part of the open floor plan below. The house would be a very basic rectangle or possibly a square. Is it even structurally possible to have a loft and open...
  20. Building & Construction
    I am working up plans for a garage loft and seek some wisdom from the many wise folks here. Many humble thanks in advance. I intend the loft to span the entire width of the garage. The garage is quite small spanning 11'4" from wall to wall. Each wall is load bearing and constructed with 2x4...
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