whole bunch of missing information...
what are the spans???
what is up in the loft..
how tall is the post..
what kind of base...
She wants the post removed but the support retained but made of cedar to look like it is supposed to be there.
take out the 4x4 and replace it w/ cedar column??
My plan is to put a 6' - 2"x6" between the existing 4x6 supports (flush to the wall), then add an additional10' - 2"x6" or 4"x6" down the middle parallel to the existing 4"x6's. (same thing on the other end of the new 10' support)
not really sure what you are saying??
two piece beam joined together at the top of the post???
So my question is what kind of joints would you recommend connecting the new 10' support to the new 2x6 and then one kind of joints connecting the new 2x6 to the old 4x6?
If I read this right..
open the wall and build a layered column out of 2x4's to hold up the end of the new cedar beam...
make the beam to column connection w/ a metal beam saddle bracket..
there a lot of variations and this one some serious heavy duty..
It would be pretty strait forward to use a mortise & tenant joint to connect the new 10' support to the two new 2x6. But what about the joint to connect the new 2x6 to the old 4x6? I don't want to use Sampson tie joist hangers as they would look bad. I could use pocket screws, but I don't know where to get rough cedar plugs to fill the holes.
that's tenon.. and if I got this right...
mortise (notch out) the bottom of the beam an inch or so as a receiver for the blunt end of the column...
T plate them together and through bolt the plates..
antique the plates, leave then as is or paint the...
use the saddle bracket...
the pieces I showed you are meant for exposed timber framing...
the Simpson strong tie would be perfect for the ends hidden in the wall..
I just realized that I could remove the decking and use a type of mortise there too. Not sure what its really called but I'm picturing notching a slot out of the 4x6 that a tenon would slide down in from the top.
What kind of dimensions would y'all recommend for the size of the tenons in each joint?
not a clue w/ out more details and measures...
I'm not seeing the use of the 2x6's...
you know you could put in a beam w/o the support if you see fit to do that... Floor Beam Span Tables | Calculator Engineering Data - Real Cedar UMass Amherst: Building and Construction Technology » Understanding Loads and Using Span Tables