Is there some sort of rule-of-thumb
as to how much weight can be stored
in rafters? Presumably, one that
takes rafter spacing into account.
I have finished (house) and unfinished
(garage) rafters. The house is in
western WA state, so earthquakes are a
concern. I can use nylon netting to
keep stuff from falling as long as
it's nothing heavy.
Also...I put a sheet of 3/8" plywood
on some of the unfinished rafters to
store a pile of empty cardboard
boxes. Is there any reason not to
screw the plywood down onto the
rafters? It keeps sliding around
and dropping boxes off the sides.