Planning to build a 10'x16' "cabin" with a loft. My idea is to use 2x4-10 for the walls then in the loft area use 2x4-8 for the walls and run 2x6-10 the width of the cabin to create the loft floor joists. Do I need additional posts or beams for support or am I just totally going about this the wrong way?
The loft should be able to support two sleeping adults and a mattress. I'm new to all of this so trying to keep it stupid simple.
- the cabin will sit on concrete pillar and beam foundation
- ground snow load in the area is ~100 psf
- the soil is loam