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Stacking lumber horizontally on a wall rack is by far the most often-used way to store wood, according to the results of a poll on Knots, the user forum on FineWoodworking.Com. A total of 949 people voted in the poll, which ended on Oct. 24.
And before you think that Knots users are a very organized lot, note that the second most-popular choice for lumber storage was, “anywhere I can find space.” The graph below breaks down the responses.
Several of the respondents who posted detailed replies had numerous ways to store lumber. Here’s a selection:
“I built the ‘Paul Anthony’ style plywood stands onto which I can stack an enormous amount of wood . . . .I built a ‘Norm‘ style shop helper cart with four shelves . . . .When I run out of room, I grab two of my sawhorses and just stack it up.”
“Horizontal wall rack that, when full, leads to vertical against the wall. When I run out of wall space, anywhere I can put it without tripping over it.”
“I store it at the lumber store.”
“I use the wall rack for short-term storage and a loft for long-term stickered storage and anything that is too much for the wall rack.”
The poll is a an unscientific (but, we hope, entertaining) part of FineWoodworking.Com. There’s a new poll posted on the home page.
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