I have a garage with a "cathedral" roof going from about 10' to 0'. I am thinking about finishing the high half. The garage floor is 21'L x 24'W with 2 small rooms (3' deep) along the high wall. There is an existing "beam" through the center. It consists of two 21 foot planks sitting vertical with another alongside them lying flat (like an "L" with the two on the vertical side). None of these appear to be attached to the others. They are also not attached to the 2 x 8 joists running across the garage at (generally) 16" centers.Assuming that I make a regular room (drywall, subfloor, finish floor, some cabinets, maybe bookcases on end wall) what do I need to do or add to the center "beam" which will be part of the low-side interior wall?Bill V.
I've not heard the word "monoslope" but it sound like that would fit. One slope across the whole garage
No, the room will be the second floor above the garage with the "beam" at the floor level. I have no photo
Do you want to send an email after you finish dealing with other things? Just waiting is not on my list of fun things.
The joists will be about 10 on each side of the beam" but they are not attached. The beam runs across the beams at right angle. The joist look like 12' long with overlapped joint.
The beam span is essentially 21' and supports only the joists. There is a semi-wall (a few 2x4 unevenly spaced from alongside the beam to the roof joists
The beam will be attached to the joists by me and will support the floor of the room to be made on the second floor level
about 12' on each side. Only one side will have floor, people, etc.
What will? what is "LVL"
I will have to look that up. I assume one can purchase such things (probably custom)
Actually, I know what most of that means. That must be the answer to my question. but should I replace the current dimension lumber with the new item?
should I replace the current dimension lumber with the new item?
THANK YOU. That's all I need
You might need a better internet connection.