first time post. I am building a new 'brewery' in my house and it involves closing off part of an unfinished room. I've been reading lots on framing and understand the basics. I'm just lost on how to accomplish my goal with the duct work on part of the wall.
Here is a picture of the space, the blue painters tape represents the wall or thereabouts.
The ducts are just under 8' from the ground, and the floor joists are 105" from the floor.
Here is another angle to better show the ducts:
It runs parallel to the floor joists, but its not exactly lined up with one, its off by maybe 1-2 inches. Do I need to create some blocks across the joists to secure the top plate? I also am putting in a door frame on the far right portion of the new wall and plan to just install a sliding door.
I understand the codes and allowing combustion air for the water heater and furnace and can put in the appropriate vents.
The brewery room the ceiling is left exposed and has been painted a flat black. There is barely any room between the two vents, may be hard to secure a top plate with that.
What are my options? Does anyone have any picture examples they can show me how this can work?