How much weight can 2x6 ceiling joists hold?
My house was built in 1960. I have a very shallow hip roof and there is less than 2 feet of headroom at the highest point. I would like to put some boxes of junk up there and i was curious about how much weight the joists can hold.
Over a load bearing wall I think the joists are 14 feet long and sit in front of each other and then another piece of wood is bolted to them to connects the joists together.
Although it seems like a solidly built house should i be worried.
Here is a video of what some of the joists look like.