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Old 05-13-14, 11:29 AM
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Quick question......

I am back looking for some more novice advice. Lowes had an online deal yesterday so I place a bunch of lumber orders a little sooner than I wanted to since I have limited space to store this stuff. Anyhow.....before building the floor (PT lumber) should I let it sit in the sun to dry out for a week or so? I dont wanna end up with warped/twisted boards, I am not sure if that is inevitable.....

Also, I have OSB and untreated siding coming. Is that ok leave outside or do I need to keep that dry? I assume non-treated lumber (studs, etc) should def be stored in the garage?

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Old 05-13-14, 12:40 PM
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You want to nail up the PT wood pronto! It can/will warp as it dries if it's just left laying around. It's always best to store all lumber out of the weather but especially so with untreated wood and plywood/OSB.
 
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Old 05-13-14, 12:45 PM
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will do. I appreciate the quick response!

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Old 05-14-14, 12:48 PM
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Storing Lumber

If you must store outdoors, make sure the lumber does not touch the ground and is completely covered with black plastic to block out the sun. The lumber will warp for sure if left uncovered in the sun.
 
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