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Any Structural Engineers Out There?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Snog, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. Snog

    Snog Well-Known Member

    Here's the deal...

    We're considering building a stand alone room inside of a large commercial building for video purposes. The room would be 18 feet X 18 feet. We'd like to vault the ceiling in the most simple way possible.

    What I've proposed is using 2 x 10's to vault the ceiling something like this resting on the walls (forgive the terrible art)...
    I know that wouldn't be acceptable for a roof but this will simply hold a drywall ceiling and insulation. What I am concerned about is if the walls will splay out if it's done this way.

    Any input would be appreciated.

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