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Wood storage Vertical or horizontal

by treesner
posted 08-27-2016 10:31 PM

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#1 posted 08-27-2016 11:13 PM

I store all my wood in the shop horizontal, & have for several years. I store lumber in my storage shed horizontal, on stickers whether it’s good & dry or not. Simply to keep it flat.

-- Sawdust703

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#2 posted 08-27-2016 11:28 PM

Mostly vertical. It’s much easier to go through boards when they are vertical. Anything I have that I have milled from logs that’s already dry goes vertical. If I buy something from the lumber store and it’s already surfaced and ready to use, I have horizontal racks.

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#3 posted 08-28-2016 01:03 AM

I have it stored both ways. I’ve got to find a way to use it up faster than I collect it.

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#4 posted 08-28-2016 01:25 AM

Vertical in the unfinished portion of the barn. I then bring it into the shop and sticker it horizontally to acclimate for 2-3 weeks before beginning a project.

-- Please Pray for Our Troops / Semper Fi / Bob Ross /

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#5 posted 08-28-2016 06:10 PM

Horizontal when I can. I made 2 racks (benches actually) from 2×4’s and spaced them with a gap in the middle so can I support long boards. If I ever run out of long boards I can remove the outer rack. Some stock I have stored vertically but never had much luck in working with it. Perhaps it would be better if I flipped it from time to time.

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Fred Hargis

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#6 posted 08-28-2016 07:31 PM

I’m able to store horizontal, but can see how that wouldn’t work for a lot of folks. Vertical is a lot handier (easier to pull out that special board that for me is always on the bottom) and if the wood is properly supported it won’t take a bow. I’m building a new shop right now and may switch to vertical once I get moved in.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#7 posted 08-28-2016 10:05 PM

What do you guys think about plywood vertical vs horizontal. Looking at a wood rack design and would like to store a few sheets and cut offs

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#8 posted 08-28-2016 10:37 PM

I am storing my eastern red cedar horizontally. I store 900 board feet. It takes me about two years to use that much. I will need to make a trip to the sawmill later this year, it seems.

-- No PHD just a DD214 Lubbock Texas

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#9 posted 08-28-2016 11:13 PM

I like how this one leaves room for scraps

And this one leaves room for tools on top

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#10 posted 08-28-2016 11:23 PM

I just finished a storage cart. I had to work around a garage door and window, and the cart was the only way I was going to get 8’ long storage. My last two garages/shops have had horizontal storage for long boards, and the plywood just leaned up against the wall as tight as I could get it. If it didn’t fit in the garage, it went in the shed, stored flat.

-- Phil

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#11 posted 08-29-2016 12:47 AM

I use both. Boards are stored horizontal (2×4 shelfs) and sheet goods also larger pieces are vertical

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#12 posted 08-29-2016 11:30 AM

Foot Print,

In my 2-car garage, it’s all about the floor space. I had to tear down my A-frame storage rack to free up some to make room for a lathe. So sheet goods lean against the wall everything else: suspended from the ceiling or shelves high-up on the wall.

-- Randy in Crestview Florida, Wood Rocks!

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