JPalmer3

Building a wall on top of a beam

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I have an addition being built on an angle to an existing house.  The most sensible way to frame the roof to me involves having a gable carry through the main structure that ends prior to reaching the adjacent wall that is at an angle.  I will then need to hang a ledger board on that gable wall and frame a shed roof off of it down to the back angled wall.

So, here is the problem....I need to build the back gable wall on top of a beam, as it does not line up with any walls on the first floor.  Does anyone have any experience or thoughts on how to attack this?  I would even be willing to settle for a way to just generate a gable wall from under the roof so at least the exterior view of the house didn't have a big hole in it!

Kirby-back elevation-1-19.pdf

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Answers often depend on what title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2014, 2015 etc) you are using.

 

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Please post images directly. No need to make a PDF of an image.

 

To fill in the hole, go to the attic level and draw in your own wall.

 

 

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Thank you for your help and advice. 

CA premier X10 Beta 

 

do you know of any way to build on top of a beam?  We also have been trying to figure out how to fill in the gable section of a porch roof that extends out over a beam...thank you, at home on my phone now, so unable to attach a specific picture.  

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