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Posted on Storing Lumber: Unheated garage, or a shed outside?

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#1 posted 03-27-2008 08:10 AM

I store wood outside and move it into the shop a few weeks before I’m going to build with it. I live in CA too, just south of SF, actually, and this works well.

What you want to do is allow air to pass around each board. Sticker the boards, seal the ends, etc. Keep it out of direct sunlight, but not under anything like plastic. Inside my shop, I have wood on those bracket elfa shelves, also stickered. That’s the stuff which gets used next. I try not to accumulate too much wood; it’s far too easy to do, and I don’t have a lot of space. I basically have on hand what I can use for the next project.

Can’t say I’ve had many problems…been doing it this way for 2 years.

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