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Forum topic by SG6578 posted 02-20-2015 08:19 PM 666 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SG6578

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02-20-2015 08:19 PM

Topic tags/keywords: drying lumber storing lumber

I’ve been adding to my hardwood inventory the last couple days. I picked up about 20bf of 4/4 ash today and about 10bf of 4/4 walnut. All 8ft increments. I’ve got a few questions about storing it.

Will be stored in a garage that’s heated in the winter. No humidity monitoring.

This specific pickup was kiln dried but I have some boards that were air dried as well from previous pickups.

I don’t have any specific meter to tell me the moisture content but I was told the air dried is about 8 years old.
1.
Is it necessary or optimal rather to store the lumber in a sticker stack? *

2. There is some checking on the ends of most pieces. Should I leave it or saw it off? My concern is that it will spread to the rest of the board eventually.

3. Since these boards could sit a few years before being used should I store them rough cut as they sit? Or should I plane them down and store them? I have a planer on site but if it’s better to plane them before use I will wait.

Thank you very much for any help in advance,

Kevin

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#1 posted 02-20-2015 08:22 PM

It’s best to sticker air dried lumber that is still around 14-15% moisture content. Once it is kiln dried it is okay to dead stack.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 02-21-2015 02:32 AM

I would dead stack it and not plane it until you are ready to use it.

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

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