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Posted on Storing Wood horizontal or vertical?

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Moron

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#1 posted 634 days ago

Good question and would say yes to both.

Furniture grade timber has to supported either horizontally or vertically to minimize any twists, bows, cupping, etc., but generally speaking horizontal would be an easier way to create a surface that starts out flat, level and plumb and one could only hope that gravity was on your side.

ie., the principle of your horizontal racking system (pic), albeit correct in concept, fails in its span, as the centre to centre distance of supporting structure vs length of lumber stored leaves timber susceptible to bowing over time and therefor if given a choice I would stand those timbers up or add another supporting gusset

its a bit like framing a house

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso


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