I have several Home Depots near me as well as Lowes. Particularly the Home Depots, which I visit more frequent, I am finding most of they smaller sheet plywoods are warped. They store them on end standing up. I was looking at 1/4" 2' x 4' boards and ALL of them were warped (~20 boards). It this normal? Is standing them on end the prefered way to store plywood or lumber in general? When I do this, and lean the boards against the wall, within a few months I find the board start bowing.
Sorry if my questions seem somewhat nieve, but I am just beginning in woodworking and am still learning. Spent year slowling collecting tools (had money for either tools or wood, not both). At point where I finished a good solid workbench, have a good tablesaw (Ridgid 3650), Mid-sized router with plunge base, Delta 13" planer, small dust collector, ... Next purchase looking at is band saw. This is where I am fighting the "what I need, what I want, and what I can afford" scenario.