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Forum topic by rustynails posted 07-31-2018 12:52 AM 589 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rustynails

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07-31-2018 12:52 AM

I have a lot of veneer (about a pallet full) and have not had a problem with storing it as it has been in the basement at my house. (live in Michigan) But since I am in the process of downsizing I may not have a basement to store it in and I am concerned about storage and what the climate and temperature can do to the veneer. How are others storing your veneers in the not most ideal conditions to ensure long term storage for future projects? Currently I store it all flat and with sheet stock in layers on top to keep it flat. Do you have a special veneer room / closest with climate control and if so what kind of equipment are you using to ensure the moisture in the veneer and at what temp and humidity levels are the best conditions for the veneer? If you have some pictures of your controlled areas,and equipment or how you are keeping it that would be great for ideas as well.

Thanks


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#1 posted 07-31-2018 01:12 AM

I also store my veneer between layers of sheet stock. I accept that it may not be perfect when I am ready to use it. So when I have a project I treat my veneer with a veneer softener and press it for a couple of days then it is ready to use. The veneer is then flat and flexible.

-- Tom D

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#2 posted 07-31-2018 01:56 AM

I don’t have huge veneer pieces or quantity. What I have I keep in a cooler, more for protection from damage than anything. If I had long pieces, I would get PVC pipe, and cap the ends. Dessicant packs would take care of moisture.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#3 posted 08-01-2018 12:38 AM

I keep my premium sawn veneer in “la cave” in my shop basement. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/100059
However my larger stock of “commercial” sliced veneer is mostly in my veneer room which, here on Vancouver Island, requires no special control. The room is insulated and has no windows but other than that I don’t do anything special.
(The room is now FULL. These pics were taken a few years ago.)

In my place in Az. my veneer dries out badly but can be rejuvenated reasonably with a spray of water and maybe pressing with a hot caul.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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rustynails

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#4 posted 08-01-2018 03:08 AM

Thanks for the reply’s guys and the tips to rejuvenate if needed. I am hoping that I do have a basement to story in but not sure at this time. That’s why I am reviewing possible controlled type rooms or caves.

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#5 posted 08-02-2018 08:18 PM



I also store my veneer between layers of sheet stock. I accept that it may not be perfect when I am ready to use it. So when I have a project I treat my veneer with a veneer softener and press it for a couple of days then it is ready to use. The veneer is then flat and flexible.

- tomd

Sounds like your best idea at present.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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