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Forum topic by Chad_B posted 04-21-2018 02:20 AM 361 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-21-2018 02:20 AM

Ok I’m in a bit of a pickle. I have a 12×16 shop that was here when we bought the house, one of those prefab deals. I have made due for the last few months, but Plan to build another shop as soon as we’re finished with remodeling. In the meantime, I have a tool addiction and need more room in the shop.

I also have a lumber collecting addiction which takes up half my space. So onto the actual question, I want to add a lean to off my shed and build a big lumber rack. I have a pile of metal for the roof and can close in the sides so nothing gets wet. But I’m wondering if if ok to store all my wood outside. My shop is insulated but I do not keep iT climate controlled. I live in Florida the panhandle.

I have maple, hickory, cedar, cypress, oak, cherry, poplar, juniper. It’s all stable and dry, I just don’t want to jeopardize my lumber but due to my limited space I’m out of storage ideas. I have the materials for the Lean to and can build one in half a day.

Thanks for any help, Chad

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#1 posted 04-21-2018 02:35 AM

I wish I had that much space – the wife is getting tired of machines in the living room :) Anyway, you should be fine. I keep all my lumber under a pole barn and I’m just a few hours south of you. Just as long as it is off the ground and doesn’t get rained on.


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#2 posted 04-21-2018 02:46 AM

Awesome, that helps a TON. I live in gulf breeze. I didn’t think there would be an issue, there’s not much of a difference, if any, in humidity levels inside the shed. I insulted it so I could cool it off when I’m working it.

Thank you Brad! I just needed a little reassurance

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