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How do you stack/store lumber? Horizontally? Vertically?

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majority of hardwood stock- horizontally on wall mounted racks

sheet goods - vertically on the long edge, elevated off of the concrete floor

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Vertical until I cut it for guitar backs, sides, and tops and then stickered horizontally.

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majority of hardwood stock- horizontally on wall mounted racks

sheet goods - vertically on the long edge, elevated off of the concrete floor
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What I do have I stack anything under 4' upright in two bays one for hardwood and the other for softwood. Any small pieces I stack on a shelf laying flat along with all of my turning spindle blanks, bowl blanks I pre-cut into rounds and they are also stacked on a shelf dry ones in with all other dry wood. I have a separate shed for green wood turning blanks and any that are still in log.
For very small pieces that I use for toy making I keep in a draw unit along with all of my pen blanks

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Vertical because I don't have the room to do anything else. I really don't like it but that is the way it is.
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No more than 6-8" from each end and no more than every 2' in between.

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Since I mill boards from Pine, Douglas Fir and some Hickory, they are air-dried by sticker in the yard, then bought into the garage to fully dry. I'm envious of others' solid organisation of lumber indoors, as my shelves begin orderly & then drop into a shambles! My biggest problem is self-inflicted because I hate throwing scraps or off-cuts into the burn-box ... always feeling they'll be a use for that piece sometime!
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@PapaTango

With you on the cut off pieces, they can be glued up and make great boxes, etc.

Agree with the horizontal and vertical stacking approaches but I seldom have enough on hand to worry about due to space constraints.

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