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Forum topic by lazyoakfarm posted 01-17-2012 12:40 AM 1040 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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lazyoakfarm

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01-17-2012 12:40 AM

I Know there are several posts on storing plywood and I have gotten a lot of good ideas from them. I have not seen anyone allowing airflow all the way around the plywood. I like the concept of laying the sheet goods on their side (long side) and clamping them to keep them flat as shown in http://lumberjocks.com/topics/23592. I was going to use a system similar to this and my father is suggesting to space the plywood with 3/4×3/4 strips to allow even airflow around the sheets and lumber. My question is what are the Pros and Cons of allowing airflow all the way around?
My shop is an hour and a half from the supplier and not open on the weekends so I like to keep some lumber and sheet goods in stock. I do not have room to lay it flat and have more than one stack. It never fails that when it laying flat, I always need the sheet ont he bottom. Other factors are that I live in southeast georgia and my shop is not climate controlled. It is very humid.


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Reys

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#1 posted 02-01-2012 06:52 AM

Hello. When the humidity is high, allowing for air flow is the best idea. A good air flow could help decrease the level of humidity. Besides, use a heat lamp. This method is a good in order to get the wood dry quicker. It’s almost the same as you put the wood facing the sun but to let the wood under the sun, there should be a hot weather, not in a rainy day.

-- Reys at http://shedplan-woodworkingguide.blogspot.com/

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