storing plywood

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Blog entry by trucker12349 posted 12-23-2008 11:17 PM 3461 reads 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Can anyone tell me the best way to store assorted sizes of plywood. I have them laying flat on a table now, but everytime I need a piece it always seems to be on the bottom of the pile. Does anyone have a plan for storing verticly. Thanks ahead of time

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#1 posted 12-23-2008 11:36 PM

How about some slatted bins so they stand vertically, with the ends facing you, with openings about 12” wide? The depth would be determined on how large your largest scrap would be. Maybe a half sheet wide? You could use 2×4’s or scraps from pallets to make a sturdy structure.

Or, get an obedient offspring to stand there and hold them. }:)~

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#2 posted 12-24-2008 12:20 AM

One method that works for me is a storage rack for full sheets horizontially. It can be seen in my workshop post. I also use it to also store offcuts as well. For smaller peices, normally less than 16” in width and less than 4’ in length I store them in between the studs behind the plywood storage rack.

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#3 posted 12-24-2008 12:23 AM

I also think that vertical storage is the way to go. The only problem with any sheet good storage is that it can take precious floor space. To somewhat reduce the space required, store your sheets parallel to a wall instead of perpendicular to the wall.


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#4 posted 12-24-2008 12:43 AM

If you have a concrete floor you will want to keep them off the floor. You can build a material deck for this. You will also want to store them vertically because it is easier to slide a sheet out of the rack. Stacking horizontal means sheets will be on sheets, therefore making the bottom ones less accessable. When you make a rack make it at an angle to the room. This does 2 things. It gives you more floor space but also keeps the sheets out of alignment with each other, making it easier to grab each sheet individually. Hope that makes sense.

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#5 posted 12-24-2008 04:11 AM

all good ideas, thanks all mmh, where can I find one of those obedient things, lol

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#6 posted 12-24-2008 02:15 PM

This is what I made to store my sheet goods. It fits into a small space and when I need a sheet of somthing I just slide them out. I do store cut sheets in it as well. The press works well for keeping sheet goods straight, maybe these pics will help.
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