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Staging area
« on: June 27, 2018, 03:36:36 PM »
Well I plan on going through with this and building a timber frame shop. I am very OCD when it comes to prep work. I was looking for any tips on where you stored timbers while you are cutting. What kind of orginization did you have? How did you lay them out. I live in Louisiana. Lots of humidity and brutal sunny days with rain. My longest timbers will be 16 ft. The sizes will mainly be 6 x 6 and 6 x 8. I'll be using southern yellow pine. Not treated. Or should I get them all treated? I am pouring my slab first. It gets a lot of afternoon shade. I have a 2 car garage with a half stall that I use as a "shop". I could store them in there. It's 9' x 22'. Also has anyone ever sealed the timbers once they are up or before raising? With like a water seal or varnish for protecting it 


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Re: Staging area
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2018, 04:07:58 PM »
What part of Louisiana you in? Me, just North of BR.

Storing your timbers, best is out of direct sun. Having air movement is a big plus. Having them stacked and stickered level is a must. If it was me, I would wax the ends and cuts.

Having them treated, I would pass on that unless the post and beams will be exposed to the weather in the long term. 

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Re: Staging area
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2018, 04:18:41 PM »
End coating with anchorseal should be done soon as they are cut to length.

lots of air flow as mentioned. blocks or stickers every two feet.

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Re: Staging area
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2018, 04:52:00 PM »
I am just north of lake Charles. I have a 2 car garage that doesn't have a back wall. From the road it looks like a garage bc of the doors. When you open the doors you have a carport. I could probably stack them there. Air flow and it's out of the sun. 

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Re: Staging area
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2018, 09:30:43 AM »
For storing in the garage, I would just make sure you can easily access the pieces in stack as you need to. I imagine you will be handling them frequently. If you need to use a tractor, you might be restricted.

Best of luck!

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