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Forum topic by FancyShoes posted 02-09-2016 01:53 AM 743 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-09-2016 01:53 AM

I see people saying to sticker lumber when storing, but when i see youtube videos, a lot of people just had their lumber stacked up on walls, with out stickering. So when your lumber is dried and stacked in the work shop, will I have to worry about warping or anything if it isnt stickered!

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#1 posted 02-09-2016 02:17 AM

Usually the stock stored in thier shops is already down to equilibrium and some of those guys go through thier stock fairly quick, so i would guess stickering wouldnt be needed.

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#2 posted 02-09-2016 02:21 AM

If it is already kiln dried then you can dead stack it. If you want it to continue drying ie: air dried lumber that was brought indoors to acclimate, then stickers are needed.

Once it’s dry I usually mill it to S3S, then store it vertically. If I need the board on the bottom of a stack I have to move the whole pile. However if I need the board at the back of my vertical lumber rack, I can still get to it easily.

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#3 posted 02-09-2016 02:48 AM

Stack and sticker while drying, after it is dried no need to sticker.

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#4 posted 02-09-2016 02:59 AM

I’ll do it after first surfacing my rough stuff.

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#5 posted 02-09-2016 05:08 AM

I will sticker new wood as it comes into the shop for a few days to weeks. I buy kiln dried but it stills needs to acclimate to my shop. Then I will stack it on my shelves.

As TheFridge said I will also sticker wood after surfacing, resawing, planning, etc.

I figure that being safe and stickering the wood does no harm and if it keeps it from warping then it is worth the effort.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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