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Forum topic by Broda posted 08-16-2009 04:28 AM 949 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-16-2009 04:28 AM

Topic tags/keywords: timber storage

hey everyone,
as I was trying to decide were to stack my drying timber, i thought “what if I can put them up in the roof?”.

we dont have an attic with floorboards so you can walk around but i was thinking if I could put some in up there I could store some drying wood.
storing them in the shed is out of the question becuase I’m already cramped in there.

Is this a good idea?
will the heat up there split the wood?
will the wood grow mould up there?
will it atract termites?
etc etc

there won’t be much wieght up there because it will be mainly turning blanks and a few small boards.

Thanks everyone

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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#1 posted 08-16-2009 06:16 AM

Rapid drying of green lumber can lead to excess warping, checking, etc. Generally speaking, attic space is typically used to finish off lumber that has allready been air dried somewhere else so the remaining moisture can be brought down that last 6-12%.

Attics are typically too dry to support mold. If you get a mold problem in the wood then you’ve got some other roof problems to take care of.

Different species of termites behave differently. The species I deal with won’t suddenly appear high up in an attic simply because you put some wood (food) up there. They typically come out of the ground and use a pathway of wood like a wall stud that they eat as they go. But you’re down under and things fall up there and you have some species of termites that definately could behave differently.

Since you’re dealing with small quantities of wood, I would find a way to dry them down some in another area before moving them to the attic.

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