I ahve a 12'x17' shed/woodshop with an a frame roof. I would like to add loft space for storage, though I haven't decided if I don't actually want to put in a whole upper floor space essentially making it a second floor, albeit a very short second floor
My first inclination is to simple lagbolt 2"x6"x12' to each stud and then screwing down plywood on top. I question if that is secure enough, and should I jackstud under each 2x6 like beneath a header.
After speaking with some people who all had ideas from the ridiculous to the sublime, the idea was suggested that I attach a 2x6 to the wall and another one parallel to it some distance out (for sake of example let's say 4') lag bolted to the studs, then using joist hangers build it up like one would a deck. The idea was that the shorter span for most of the boards could allow use of smaller boards ie 2x4 because they would only span 4'. In this case the two initial parallel boards would definitaly be jack studded I assume. I wasnt all sure that was much better because it seemed, at least for the first board, it would have to be lag bolted into the edge of the 2x4 studs ... or would 3 big old deck screws every 16 incles make it secure enough?