Well I'm an idiot. Yep in the attic it is only about 4.5 feet from top of joist to roof at the peak. The slope of the roof makes it impractical to put the usable area of a loft anywhere but dead center to the peak/room.
Tried to take pics but phone's flash could not light up total darkness.
Joist- 16" apart and are 2x6
Rafters- 16" apart except a few which may be to accommodate for total dimension nondivisable by 16"? or something to do with that being area of chimney thru roof? They are all 2x6 as well.
Is that over built spacing? Will that cause issues (good or bad) with Vaulting when it comes to the possibility of using double collar ties and skipping some as addressed earlier?
Roof is 1x12 boards
Will have to do something creative for example in bedroom; Vault the ceiling and lower the loft floor in one section large enough for bed/or office. Underneath is drawers etc. or desk w/roll chair (so no need to stand).
Other option is vault ceiling in bedroom and add a "pull down from ceiling type bed".. except it pulls down only a foot or two and you climb into it as if it was a loft. "pull down loft?" Below that would be office? (so again with rolling chair no need to stand if bed in lower position? Trying to create "perception" of openness in a small space with loft like design as well as accommodate for GF or Spouse who may want to stay up later than the other.
Not sure how to to do second sleeping space with such low attic space. Can't really set up to drop the loft height anywhere else but bedroom cause moving thru the house you would hit your head on it; like in the middle of the night on the way to the bathroom.
Except......... hmmm???. Drop or fold down single bed over the washing machine and dryer. This is a nook that is on outside wall of the kitchen space. Nook created cause of carving out bathroom space into the square footage of kitchen area. One wall basically bisects the original house separating it into two rooms. One is the bedroom. Other is the kitchen/bathroom.
Remember the area discussed previously for lofting in other post was is the addition living room space. Needing to have usable loft height means loft would run awkward in that space IMHO
hmmmmmmm. For width would require removing one section of kitchen cabinets. For height; since it is on outer wall, thus requiring 3 foot or so drop........ would require folding or drop down bed and removing/modifying the hot water heater which is taller than W/Dryer. go tankless? Space is approx. 5'x8' after removing the kitchen cabinets shown.
Open to ideas