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    Wood storage

    Earlier this year I purchased over 2,000 bdft of hardwood rough sawn. I am in the stage of moving it from the tarped trailer to a building. I have cut all of my stickers but here is my dilemma. What is the best way to sticker/stack this wood so one or two species isn't buried/inaccessible. I am putting this in a 10'X16' building, doorway in the middle of the one 10' end. Boards are 8' to 10' long. I haven't come to a good solution so thought to put it out here. Am I explaining my problem well enough?

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    jonathan,

    how bout a count on number of species and how much bdft of each...approx of course.

    my initial thoughts are to do a stack on either side of the door going along the walls, then a 3rd stack perpendicular to those at the end. depending on how wide each stack needs to be you could probably stack multiple species in a stack.

    let's say on the right side of the door you lay down your stickers, then you lay two boards of oak next to each other, two boards of walnut, two boards of ash (makin up species here) then you continue those three stacks vertically. that way you can always get to the tops of one of those 3 stacks.

    i hope i understood your question correctly

    chris

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    If you stack them 30" wide that would leave you room to have a walk way between the stacks and you could get two stacks on each side of the door. Then you still have room at one end for other things or a more stacks. How many different flavors of wood are there?

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    build a rack john!!!

    take a look at what i did and its holdin up just fine its 8ft high and ten long and 12wide but you can make yours 10 wide just support the stringers with cripples.
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    Chris - here is the earlier this fall post about the load.

    http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ead.php?t=5714

    Looking over the old post here is the breakdown:
    637 bdft of Beech
    192 bdft of Cherry
    624 bdft of Walnut
    455 bdft of Hard Maple
    293 bdft of Pine
    157 bdft of Red Oak
    assorted 4X4's and 2X4's of hardwood and pine.

    2358 BF of rough sawn lumber at .25 a BF.

    Al - Basically 7 flavors. The above as well as some kiln dried/lumber yard lumber that I want to put all in one place. Understand, this isn't "green" lumber so the kiln won't be in a high moisture situation. I have another shed same size for "green" high moisture lumber.

    Larry - I knew someone was going to tell me I needed to build something! The problem is, with racks (haven't looked at your thread yet) the doorway is in the middle and narrow.

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    cantilever style

    might work well for ya. tod has the skinny on those!!!
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    If it were me, I would stack all the Beech next to one 16' wall toward the end opposite the end with the door, then the hard maple in a stack next to it , then the pine in a stack next to that. I would then stack all the walnut against the opposite 16' wall, then the cherry in a stack next to it, then the red oak in a stack next to it. This should give you plenty of room at the door end of the stacks and the tallest stack would be against the wall and then a shorter stack and next to the isle in the middle would be the shortest stack on each side. This would allow you easy access to all the wood and should make it easier to get the wood out when you needed it since you wouldn't have to be lifting a long board over a taller stack to get it to the door.

    Maybe someone else has a better idea though.

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    although a rack would be nice....if you don't wanna build something, i agree with norman

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    norman has had to much time on his hands to be able to figure out the organization that well i agree with him though just the same no rack do it normans way
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    My suppleir has baiscly shelfs set up. The bottom wood is just setting on pellets to keep it off the ground. Then there is a shelf that is about 4' off the ground where he stacks more wood on. The self is just 4x4 w/ 2x6 stringers. It is fairly simple and can allow more use of the limitesq footage.

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