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Forum topic by lazyoakfarm posted 09-15-2012 05:03 PM 1247 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-15-2012 05:03 PM

No excuse, I have to build something now.
Got Walnut, Mahogony, Hard Maple, Hackberry, a lot of Padouk, a lot of purple heart, a lot of Tigerwood.
Some is 4/4 and 8/4 rough, some s4s, some is a full 3” thick. The S4S came from Grizzly. How long ago did Grizzly sell lumber?

Now since I have a couple hundred feet of all kinds of wood i need to store it. I live in south Georgia and dont have a climate controlled shop and my wife wont let me keep in in the house.
Should I Just stach it up off the floor or put stickers between each of them to allow air all the way around them.?

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#1 posted 09-15-2012 05:12 PM

Ill store some of it for you in Atlanta! Some of it might dissapear though!!! :-P

You should definitly sticker it. If its going to be a long time, top it off with some 2×4s with sand bags on top to kip twisting to a minimum. Covering with plastic and some dessicant canisters might not be a bad idea either. Remember that in GA we keep most of our water in the air! (humidity)

-- Isaac- Decatur, GA - "Your woodworking....NOT machining parts for NASA!!!"

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#2 posted 09-15-2012 05:27 PM

Great looking wood, that’s the problem with milled lumber is that you’ll probably end up having to re mill it later on unless you plan on using it within the next year. If it is kiln dried and rough sawn you probably will not have any problems, wood never last that long on my wood rack, it gets used pretty quick.. We have a lot of humid weather here and the stuff that has sat on my shelf for over a couple of years has not cupped or twisted any worse than the day I bought it. I have a basement shop gets to like 60 degrees in the winter and up to 90 in the summer. But the only milled lumber I have is pine from the big box stores, everything else is rough sawn.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#3 posted 09-16-2012 02:08 AM

If you flat stack it in a nice tidy, tight bundle, that will retard the gain of moisture from higher humidity. It takes a good while for kiln dried lumber to gain moisture from higher humidity in a non-climate controlled space if you do not expose each individual board to the air.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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#4 posted 09-16-2012 02:19 AM

Man I never find anything like this. Great get. Just do your best to stack it so it can breathe.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 09-16-2012 05:41 PM


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