I'm trying to get an approximate feel on how much can a 10cm brick wall be loaded with. Here is an image to describe the problem:
I am planning to make an elevated bed and the beam on the picture should be the main carrying construction. It should be able to withstand two people sleeping there, I plan to test it with 4 people directly hanging at the beam and swinging.
I don't have enough experience on how the brick wall would behave when exposed to such stress. The load will be solely vertical.
Does it makes sense to put another beam as a pillar as suggested in the picture below?
I know it would probably help, but I wouldn't want to go solving problems that don't need to be solved.
How would you approach this problem? What would be your biggest concern?