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Forum topic by OnhillWW posted 03-25-2017 04:17 PM 462 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-25-2017 04:17 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood storage warped wood question

Here is my question; which storage method is best to maintain warp free thin stock (3/8th or thinner)? I hate going through the work of fabricating and stockpiling wood only to find it has cupped or twisted rendering it unusable for my purposes.

To this end I take a lot of care identifying candidate boards from which I will resaw and finish into the thin stock. Quarter sawn or lack of complicated grain tops the list. Once I have completed the process I store the wood horizontally on the long edge on open stainless steel shelves, the type used in commercial kitchens. I am conflicted as to whether A or B is better with A being – Stacking all pieces together as they came off the board and holding them tight to each other with rubber bands or with small caul /clamp combinations at regular intervals or B – Using the same orientation but stickering with popsicle sticks at intervals allowing much greater air exposure to the boards.

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#1 posted 03-25-2017 06:28 PM

Sticker them.


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#2 posted 03-25-2017 06:37 PM

Sticker with popsicle sticks at no more than 12” spacing

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#3 posted 03-26-2017 01:52 PM

Thanks guys. Will try that for now.

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