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Board hoarders unite!

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Boards behind a chain
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Conserve valuable floor space
by storing long stock on end.
This also saves you a lot of
heavy overhead lifting.

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When boards come into your shop -- no matter their origin -- take the time to sort them into rough sizes. I store boards longer than four feet vertically in one area, and shorter lumber finds its way to a shelf. If I'm building a small item, such as a keepsake box or clock, looking first through the "smalls" rack often saves my big boards for larger projects.

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9794072466 wrote:

Great article Tom. I was looking for a special board the other day in my stash, and realized (after not finding it after a long search) that I hadn't reorganized my lumber in almost a year. I spent most of that rest of the day doing just that. (and eventually found the piece I was looking for...ha ha) Thanks

3/12/2015 09:50:58 PM Report Abuse
mappcs2570232 wrote:

As I save more and more cutoffs I start running out of workshop space. I found that I use less than 10% of the scraps I save. I am much happier since I gave all my scraps to my wife to burn in the fireplace and SHE is too. Make sure it is really a keeper before you give up your space.

5/29/2014 09:15:19 PM Report Abuse

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