This “L”-shaped room is located under one of the roof slopes, almost under the ceiling. It is enough to make minimal efforts to make it an office or a bedroom for friends. On this relatively small space between massive walls, a load-bearing wooden structure was built in compliance with the usual proportions for wooden buildings.
The structure, made of solid oak, rests in front on a cross beam and two support posts (in
The poles are attached to the side walls and to the floor with screws with a diameter of 10
In front of the mezzanine on the transverse beam are six longitudinal logs. Their opposite ends are supported by a grooved transverse lag, fixed with screws in the wall.
The floor and its foundation
Assembly scheme The floor is made of oak parquet boards nailed to longitudinal joists. FROM
A prefabricated parapet, necessary for security, covers the front of the mezzanine. FROM
||A hole was drilled in the center of the base of the support post, through which a rod was passed with the base screwed through the tiles to the floor. The whole structure is reinforced with mortar.|
||Screws are screwed through drilled holes of the appropriate diameter with cylindrical chamfers 20 deep.
||The support posts and the cross beam are connected by means of spikes and grooves. In addition, the beam on both sides enters the walls
||Longitudinal logs attached to the first backing bar are laid in the gap between the sheathing plates and the floor. They pass through the grooves corresponding to the section of the transverse log.|
||To make holes in the parapet posts to secure the parapet itself, make a cardboard template exactly along the contour of the cross-section of the parts.|
||According to the same principle, grooves are made for the lower frame of the parapet and the log supporting it. Before final fastening, check their verticality.|
||First you need to strengthen the parapet on the pillars, laying them on the floor. Then lift the entire structure (two people can do this) and attach with screws.|
Source: Ideas for Your Home Magazine#9