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08-16-2010 07:27 PM

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I have about 20 boards that I am not using for any projects right now that is left over from a large order of cherry and tiger maple. They are all 9 – 10 feet long and in the way so I had thought I would cut them into smaller boards. This got me to wondering what other people do with there “good lumber” to store it?


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#1 posted 08-16-2010 07:32 PM

cut to smaller boards and stand them in the corner, not ideal, but not much else i can do at this time

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#2 posted 08-16-2010 07:35 PM

I’d avoid cutting them up if at all possible because you never know what lengths you might need in the future.

So – find a place where you can lay them out flat and if that’s on the floor put stickers at least under the first layer.

-- Joe

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#3 posted 08-16-2010 07:47 PM

I would store them as flat as possible.

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#4 posted 08-16-2010 07:54 PM

why cut them? if you don’t know what projects they’ll be used for, than you may cut them too short.

If possible , I’d sticker then amd store them somewhere out of the way, or put them up against the wall, make sure the end grain is not standing directly on concrete floor (it will soak up the moisture from it)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 08-16-2010 07:58 PM

Sandhill, if I were you, I’d send all those bad old boards to the east coast of Fla. so I could “store” them for you. Yeah, that’s the ticket! Think of all the space you’ll save, not to mention the wear and tear on your machinery! Hey, if they have to be cut down, heck, I don’t mind doing that too.

Just looking out for a fellow LJ, you understand.

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#6 posted 08-16-2010 08:01 PM

PurpLev@ I cant leave 70 bft in the shop because its in the way and all my equipment is on casters and needs to be moved when I need to get to a machine not to mention there a trip hazard.

PurpLev / ajosephg@ My thoughts exactly but they need to be out of the way or I have to move them each time I do a project. What to do?????

nailbanger2@ Thanks for the offer but I think I will pass- however if your interested there’s a guy selling 4/4 Tiger Maple, Cherry, Oak and Alder over here and last I checked he had about 1000 + bft of each for about $2.77 to $3.50 per bft. Be happy to check for you.

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#7 posted 08-16-2010 08:36 PM

Do you have any wall space for a rack? If not is there a place outside where it could be placed on 4×4’s and covered? I looked at your shop. How about a rack where it be stored above the garage door?

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#8 posted 08-16-2010 08:40 PM

Sandhill, I have stacks of hardwood that I bought “just in case” or because it was a good deal.
Have done some of each, cut some up and left some long. I have the room to store it, so I guess that doesn’t really help answer your question.

Tiger maple and cherry for that price?
Where is it located? I would be interested in knowing what they have if you can find out. Thanks.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#9 posted 08-16-2010 08:44 PM

Thanks, Sandhill, I appreciate the offer. Do you have an attic access in your garage? A real pain to get long boards in and out of, but sometimes you take what you’re given.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#10 posted 08-16-2010 08:55 PM

FYI, I put the extra long boards (10’-12’) on the rafters of my garage roof

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#11 posted 08-16-2010 09:30 PM

Unfortunately no overhead storage, every inch is taken and it is siting right where you walk into the back door of our kitchen against the work table.

See no room

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#12 posted 08-16-2010 09:38 PM

jusfine @ The guy is in New Port Richey FL. He has or had 3 saw mills in PA and brings a few thousand BFT down every summer. Right now he has a building about the size of a small hanger and is restoring 5 cars road runners, chargers, and Impalas from the 60s to the early 70s, when done he rents them for show. Interesting guy.

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#13 posted 08-16-2010 09:38 PM

Slip them under the wife’s side of the bed. LOL Looking at your shop picks you could hang a overhead rack above the overhead door rails to store your lumber.

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#14 posted 08-16-2010 09:54 PM

In the spare bedroom, really.

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#15 posted 08-16-2010 10:08 PM

How much room do you have in the back yard? Where I live, you can build a 10 X 12 storage shed with no permits. I have two on cement pillars. I also have a 25 foot enclosed truck van with my 20 foot wood in it.
Check with building and safety for your local requirements.

I have full acre backyard, so It is a snap for me here in the desert. I have a 50’ furniture van coming for my future storage of wood. Get a cup of joe and a chair and just set and think about your options inside and out. You will come up with a good solution. Rand

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