With all of the main floor framing completed it was time to start building up, time for the cabin loft flooring.
For the loft joists we used 2×10’s, 20 feet long. Over the vault area the plans called for the use of the same 2×10’s but doubled up and four feet apart to form beams. We decided to temporarily space them evenly. This would allow us to build a temporary platform to work from when putting up the roof joists. It would still be tougher than working at ground level but since we didn’t have any scaffolding it would still make our lives easier.
Of course we hadn’t built any stairs yet so every time we needed to get to the loft we needed to use a ladder. After going up and down the ladder all day it really became tiring.
Can’t wait to get real stairs in.
3/4 inch Plywood for Loft Flooring
We used the same 4/4 inch plywood for the sub-floor on the loft that we had used on the main floor. The 4×8 sheets were heavy, so it was fortunate we had help getting it up to the loft level.
We glued and screwed the plywood to the loft joists so there would be no squeaks in the future. All the joists are also cross braced.
With a stable platform to work from we can now start putting up the roof trusses we built at the beginning. Should go fast now. Fast, but not easy.
The first task is to get them from ground level to the loft without a crane.