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Project by kiefer posted 07-12-2011 04:55 AM 3316 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a simple rack I put together to dry some spruce I have left over from a planter project.
There where some beautiful boards in the lift of fence board 1×6 which I decided to dry ,but I had them just leaning them up against this and that and came up with this idea.
A 1×3 with staples driven halfway driven into it and a 18 gauge brad into the end of each board formed into a hook to hang the board on to the staple.
This should provide good ventilation around the board and not leave any sticker marks and the weight of the board itself may keep it straight without stress building up in the board.
I hope to have dry lumber by next winter that I can use on some projects I have planned for this beautiful lumber.


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 07-12-2011 05:48 AM

I would be afraid the brad, “driven into the end of each board”, will pull out when the board dries out; due to shrinkage.

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#2 posted 07-12-2011 05:58 AM

HI crank49

You have a good point but the brads are coated with a glue which holds the brad well even in end grain but a screw in hook may be better . Time will tell as this is my first try doing this and i am sure I will learn something from this and keep yo guys posted.



-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 07-16-2011 04:34 PM

Nice efficient use of space

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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