In order to build a temp wall, as I understand it, I am supposed to support the rafters with 2x4's cut at an angle on one end and a bottom plate on the other.
The old roof stage Left still has old roof on both sides of the 'ceiling joist' (which is rotten on one end and being held up by wood from the drop ceiling) But it doesn't look like the old roof on the front side is serving purpose at all.
Do I support the ceiling joist and remove the front part of the old roof, so I can build a temp wall by affixing 2x4's to the rafters?
What do I do with the rotten ceiling joist? It isn't supporting anything except old roof boards AND that one piece of wood stage Left.
Are there two pieces of wood holding up the roof?
Here is the old roof stage Left.
Im confused again!