I am about to receive a large number of 2x4's and 2x6's and have no
indoor storage. Is it necessary to to cover the wood with a tarp? Or
is it better to build a small structure to keep the wood dry? If I
need to build a structure can it be an open wall design with just a
More than you ever wanted to know.
From the page http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/TMU/publications.htm
Off the ground at least 6" and stickered for drainage. If they're for
construction, and it's a year or less, let 'em drain on their own, else
slanted roof of plastic or sheetmetal to shed the weather.
After sawing a green (freshly felled) log into lumber,
the pieces have to be separated from each other in order
to dry without rot. Stickering is layering the lumber with
small sticks between them so they dry evenly, flat, and
Larry <ever foolish>
From time to time, we have been tempted to believe that society has
become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by
Hi Gerry, Stickers are square sticks placed between the layers of
lumber to allow for air flow. They need to be placed about every
couple of feet so the boards won't bow. The boards should also be
spaced a little between for even drying. Also, dead piled (no sticks)
will stain the lumber. After the lumber is dried, you want it dead
piled to reduce the chance of the lumber picking up moisture.
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