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Posted on Storing lumber outside - do's and don'ts

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Ian S

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#1 posted 01-24-2017 05:36 PM



I don t know what your set up is exactly. Maybe under a deck where you can hang the curtain. “Water proofing” will hardly be seen under there and save you precious shop space.

Some people storing wood outside put a tarp over it and call it a day. Depends on how permanent you want it to be. Either way, keep it as far off the ground as you can as plenty of moisture will come from there.

- TObenhuber

Good point about the tarp—I guess I’ve seen that work for some people.

My setup is illustrated (crudely) in the link I provided in the OP. I’m hanging some (strong) adjustable shelves off the outside wall of my shop to use as a lumber rack, and all this will be sheltered under the eave of the roof.

From what I’m hearing so far, it sounds like I’ll probably be fine. Maybe the exception would be if I have really nice (or really dry) wood that ought to be kept in a low-humidity and low-exposure setting.


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