Wall Stud and Floor Joist Spacing
Hello Everyone – hopefully a quick, simple question.
I’m building a 24’x32′ workshop and trying to create the framing layout using advanced framing principles. Trusses will be 24″ OC and aligned with the 2×6 wall studs directly below and sitting on a single top plate. All that makes sense.
I plan on using 2x10s for the floor joists, spaced 16″ OC. A 2×10 will also be used for the rim joist around the perimeter. Subfloor is 3/4″ OSB T&G.
After stepping back and looking at it, it’s obvious that the wall studs (24″ OC) don’t align with the floor joists (16″ OC). If I set the joists at 24″ OC, I would need to step up to some type of I-joist. (I’m spanning a 14′ length and a 10′ length below.) I haven’t gotten an actual quote yet but anytime in the past when I’ve compared I-joist to solid lumber, it was significantly cheaper to use the solid material.
Will the solid 2×10 rim joist allow me to use 16″ spacing on the floor joists? Seems like it provides a direct load path from the wall studs to the foundation.
Thanks for the help.
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