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Old 11-25-2008, 01:42 PM   #1
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building a mezzanine

I would like to build a mezzanine for lighter storage in my shop.
I figure it like this. the size will be 12' x 7'
it will be fastened to outside 2x6 structure on one end and one side.
2x8 joists will give me better headroom above and below.
16" centers
I will double the outside end and side.
5/8' plywood floor.

Anyone know how to find the weight of this?

i would like to hang it from th etrusses and not sure how.
i am doubling th e2x4 trusses in the area and thought to hang it from them .
i would tie it in to both upper and lower boards of the trusses.

thinking maybe 2x6 at 6' intervals

If anyone can help on this issue it would be appreciated.


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Old 11-25-2008, 02:01 PM   #2
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building a mezzanine

Personally, I wouldn't hang anything from the trusses without it being specified by a structural engineer.

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Old 11-25-2008, 02:11 PM   #3
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building a mezzanine

I have one already on posts.
It would be nice not to have this one with a post to give more room in the shop.
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