I'd like to build a storage loft shelf in my shop where the front edge
is suspended from the ceiling joists and the wall edge is lag bolted
to the wall studs (with under cleat too). It would be approx 16 feet
long and protrude 32 inches from the wall. It will be used to store
common household items like the lawn mower, and storage boxes, etc.
(I will affix a block and tackle to ceiling to hoist stuff up there).
Would I be stressing my ceiling joists too much? The ceiling joists
are 1x12 on 16 inch centers and free spanning 22 feet.
Is there a calculator or chart available that lists the load
capacities of common dimensional lumber given the spacing, span and
lumber size/species? Or do you think this will hold ok (assuming
nothing is in the attic).