When I first ordered my building I ordered it with an 8’x16’ loft with the floor raised 6” so I would have an 8’6” ceiling under it. The rest of the building would be clear to the roof. This will give me plenty of headroom for moving full sheets of plywood and long boards. About a week before they start building I get a call from StorMor, because of the span of the building the truss design won’t allow for a full width loft. The widest it can be is 10’ and I can’t have 8’6” ceilings by raising the loft floor. They explained the problem finally in a way that I understood and offered to floor the entire loft at no additional cost. I would have a 10’x 24” loft. I agreed to pay the little extra to have 9’ ceilings, which I really wanted in the first place and had cut because I was trying to keep the cost of the building down. I still wasn’t sure what I would have for headroom so didn’t plan on using it for anything but storage. Once the building was up, I came home from work, the first thing I did was climb up in the loft. There was way more room than I had imagined. The walls were 5’8” high and the center was 6’8”. All of a sudden this loft just became usable space. I need windows in the gable ends, insulation, sheetrock power and paint. The first thing to put in was the windows.
I found a couple of 2’x3’ double pane windows at Lowe’s framed it in from the inside cut out the hole, got my son over to hold the window in while I nailed and framed the windows from the outside. Light made that loft even
Time to put in the insulation.
Yesterday I got my son over to help with the sheetrock.
When he left yesterday this is where we were at and out of sheetrock.
I got 2 more peices this morning and it now looks like this.
The next thing is learn how to figure and cut stairs. That really should be interesting.
-- Bruce, Boise, ID