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Forum topic by JackAttack posted 12-28-2020 01:49 PM 353 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-28-2020 01:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: storage finishes redwood beeswax


I am moving overseas and putting my oversized live edge table into multi-year long term storage units. My company has arranged the storage so I can only assume the units are NOT climate controlled.

What is the best way to prepare and prevent warping or bowing in the furniture for both climate controlled or non-climate controlled storage units? I assume airflow is important and avoiding plastic wrap as it would hold in moisture are best.

Current plan is to add coat of beeswax, wrap in soft blankets, then outer shell of cardboard, then request items are stored flat.

Table is redwood finished with several coats of Sam Maloof Poly and top coat of Arm R Seal from General Finishes.

Thanks in advance!


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#1 posted 12-28-2020 03:52 PM

I do not have first hand experience but, I think, the worst thing you can do to wood furniture is put it into non-climate controlled storage. Having said that, I suspect that if the storage is similar to an unairconditioned home of years ago, then it might not be so bad. If it is an uninsulated metal building that will alternately bake and freeze the contents and have high humidity changes, that could be very bad. If you have no control over this, you might consider storing your most important items separately in a place of your choice.

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