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Baron's picture
How Long, how long shall I wait

Good Morning Men!

How long must I keep stickers in slabs and lumber.

Last fall I stored all of my air-dryed lumber into an old barn and would like to remove the stickers to consolidate the stacks and make more room for access. They were all btwn 11% and 14% when I checked them. The Barn is a PA bank barn (old dairy barn) with good air movement.



eddiemac's picture

Under the conditions you mention, dead-stacking should be fine.  I've never had a problem with air-dried lumber flat-stacked under my open shed roof.

Bill's picture

Like Eddie I've restacked piles of lumber without the stickers and no problems.

Baron's picture

Thanks Gents! 

Hope you are all well.


r.garrison1's picture

One thing you may do is sticker every 10 layers or so, so there is some cross-support. Makes it one big bundle, instead of a lot of stacks of boards. More stable. Don't need to be too thick of sticker, just something to hold it together.