Setting up new shop #4: Lumber storage

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Blog entry by WoodenSoldier posted 11-22-2010 06:59 AM 3287 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Spent a little time today finishing my lumber storage rack. Since I work in a small basement and my planer and bandsaw are kept in a shed out back it only makes sense for me to store my wood out back too. I got the shelves from work, and today I picked up a piece of OSB and some flberglass corrugated roof panels to protect it from the rain.
I’m pretty happy with it and I think it will work well. Does anyone have any other tips for storing wood outdoors?



It’s not beautiful, but it will work.

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#1 posted 11-22-2010 07:36 AM

I would think you would want more protection from the rain but I don’t typically store wood outside.

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#2 posted 11-22-2010 03:22 PM

That will probably do in Calif, but I live in Mich and have to protect all 4 sides from blowing rains and SNOW! Like is coming on Friday. I used to store my cut off ina rack in my shop, but tht took up too much valuable space so I moved mine outside too. I had to build a little room under the deck. I’ll post the pics one day so you can see what I had to do up here to protect my wood.

I would say if it gets wet during rain storms, I’d put plastic or some removable covering all around so the wood does not get water stained. I’ll bet as you get more into woodworking, that rack will be full of wood you scrounge all over the place like I do. I try not to buy wood unless the project demands it.

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