Storing flatwood (plywood, mdf, etc) horizontal or vertical?

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Forum topic by TheLandYacht posted 07-16-2009 06:39 AM 1096 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-16-2009 06:39 AM

Is there any reason to store flatwood in one way versus another, for the sake of the wood itself (warping, etc)?

I’m new to the wood thing & tryin to start out right.

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#1 posted 07-16-2009 06:51 AM

I’m not sure what flatwood is but most wood is stored flat you have room. But I think many people store it on end for easier access as far as my storage both sheet goods and hardwoods are stored on end just for access and it’s were it fits in my shop.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 07-16-2009 07:24 AM

“sheet” wood was actually what I was talking about, thanks Jim.

But what I think I’m getting from someone who seems to have been at it for just a bit longer than me…is that it doesn’t make enough difference for the majority of woodworkers to worry about.

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#3 posted 07-16-2009 07:42 AM

I store my sheet goods one edge (No room to store flat) but if it is going to be stored for more than a few days…or if it is “Thinner” sheet goods, I have a rack in my storage room that sits at a slight holds my wood and also supports the wood and does not let it bow or warp.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#4 posted 07-16-2009 06:27 PM

i store mine standing up. it takes less room that way (only 4’ vs 8’) i built a designated spot for the storage with a brace that keeps everything flat

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