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Raw & rotting log storage in the workshop?

by RobynHoodridge
posted 02-05-2018 10:35 PM

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#1 posted 02-05-2018 11:17 PM

I really doubt that moisture transpiration from the wood would adversely effect the room humidity very much if at all. A fan or something to circulate the air would probably be prudent however. But bringing in bugs and critters inside the wood may be a concern given the condition they were stored in previously. It doesn’t take long for them little buggers to get into wood, particularly when in direct soil contact.


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#2 posted 02-06-2018 09:50 PM

From the pictures, it looks like you have quite a lot of wet wood. That amount of wood would certainly release a lot of moisture into the room. I noticed you are in South Africa. I would store the wood outdoors on a raised platform, covered with a tarp and a fan for circulation. Bug infestation would be a big concern of mine.

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#3 posted 02-06-2018 09:54 PM

I agree with other posters, store outdoors of the ground, shelter overhead and plenty of airflow. I would not store them inside my shop due to the high likelihood of insects that can transfer to other woods or projects.


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