Store wood vertically.

Simple vertical lumber rack

As we carry out woodworking projects, we accumulate leftover wood and boards that we cannot use in projects that are closer in time but that we “know” we will end up using, even if we design a custom project for them. I am not talking about the very small cuttings that sometimes we also keep “just in case”, and for which it is better to have a big box to throw them away (I do not have too many of these because as it is dry wood that burns very well, I use them to light the fire). the wood-burning stove of the gîte I am referring to the pieces of medium to large size that are gradually gaining strength in a corner of our workshop, so that we no longer even know what we have and to look for something among them we almost need a plan of attack.

The most appropriate way to store wood is not precisely by leaving it upright, as it eventually ends up bending, but it is the way to occupy the least possible space.

Modify shelving.

If we simply place the pieces against a wall, next to each other, they will end up in disorder and it will be very difficult to find anything. Sooner or later they will end up on the floor, for example when we fight with them looking for that piece we need. If we have a system of slots through which we can put the sheets and boards, we will be able to arrange them in order and it will be easier to find what we need among them.

When I installed the inexpensive shelves I bought in the workshop, I thought that using the slots between the slats of the shelves could be used to store wood. As you can see at the beginning of the video it is very easy to use the shelf for this purpose, but to make more use of the space we are going to completely modify the shelves to enlarge the holes in which we put the wood. With the shelf modified in this way we can sort the wood by size and it will be easier for us to search to see if we have the piece we need for the piece of furniture we are working on.

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