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I have built a 14W x 20L shed. I want to put a loft in it 14W X 10L. I was going to use 2x6s at 16 on center for the joists but I am reading that 2x6x14 is to weak for the width of the shed.
My questions:

1. Is this true? Will using 2x6x14 be to weak as a joist for a loft? I will be storing wood and other items up there but I don't want it to fall at some point.

2. If the 2x6s are absolutely to weak, can I use 2x8x14s?
3. What size board can I safely use for floor joists for my shed's loft.

I understand a lot of these charts are based upon building a floor in a house or building that will support lots of furniture, people etc where I am using it mostly for storing wood and maybe walk up there from time to time to get something or move things around.

Appreciate you help in advance.
 
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