I am building a loft in my barn, it will be 24 foot wide by 60 foot long and 7 feet tall. I was trying to keep the middle span open underneath the loft. I was planning on using 2″x12″x16′ joists, they would overlap by 8 ft in the middle. I was going to use 4 bolts, nails and heavy duty adhesive. I am afraid of having spring in my floor, does anybody know where I could find engineering specs on attempting this. I do not want to go this road if it is unsafe. The lumber will be bought at Home Depot or Lowes in MD, I think it is mostly douglas fir.
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