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Hello .. can you tell us what the structural framing is ... ?? .. 2X10 on 16 inch centers ? with a 12 froot span ?
Framing is 2X8 on 16 inch centers; some joists are at 12 inch centers.
Foot span to beam at middle of floor is over 13 Ft.
House is a 3 Bdrm. Rambler approx. 38 Ft. wide - House is 55 years old.
My concern is a seemingly heavy bed frame with wood slats in bedroom.
I cannot find any figure from your response that says maximum # XXXXX pounds per square foot for the floor that the bed I sleep on can support.
I did see that answer was positive?
OK .. the standard for allowable load , 40 # XXXXX and 10# XXXXX load, for your 2X8 , 16 inches on center would be a 12 foot span with #2 southern pine ..
a better grade wood and the use of full size timbers would increase this load capacity .. as will the sometimes 12 inches on center
So I would say that you are withing the safety factor of the floor with your old bed
Thoughts ,, concerns??
Thank you for your answer Stephen,
This is a new bed frame (Full Size - made out of particle board. It is heavy but
probably not 1200 pounds.) On the bed frame you put the box springs, then the mattress (pretty heavy) and then me - I weigh 171 pounds.
The bedroom has a dresser, a closet, and other small furniture.
I want to know if the floor is going to hold it all?
What is the maximum number of pounds per square foot that this bedroom floor
Thank you very much for your answers.
Thanks for the reply.
The bedroom is 12' x 13' = 156 sq. ft. x 40 = 6,240 lbs.
The frame - 200 lbs, Mattress - 100 lbs., box springs less than 100 lbs. and my weight - 170 lbs. = 570 lbs.
My question may sound a little rediculous, but when you buy a new bed frame (the
predecessor broke after sleeping on it for 54 years - also particle board) and it feels
so heavy you get a question in your mind.
I could always get 2 two x fours nail them together and put them under the joists in
the basement that support the bedroom. The builders did that for the refrigerator.
Your answer is very helpful. I can do the bonus.
I did appreciate your help. I finally decided to put the bed back together and I have
been sleeping on it from a few days after we talked. I still think that whole bed setup is pretty heavy. This house is pretty solid.
When I put that new bed frame together I said this thing is too heavy so that is why I decided that I better find out from someone.
I am old enough to know when in doubt find out.