I have a consistent problem with warped sheet goods, particularly plywood and MDF. They always seem flat when I buy them, but by the time I use them they are always curved or twisted. It's a source of constant frustration. Even 3/4" stuff gets a slight curve.
The way I've always stored everything is simply to lean piles of it against a wall. I don't have a lot of space.
After a recent comments discussion it dawned on me that this might be the problem:
Totally off topic, but how did the MDF warp in the first place? I have this problem where none of my MDF stays straight, and it frustrates me because all I hear about is how stable MDF is. – Jason C
The piece was stored vertically and had leaned a bit in the storage rack causing a slight twist. – Ashlar
My question is: Could this be my problem? Can storing these sheets vertically be causing all the warping?
If so, is there a way to store sheet goods vertically without damaging them? I don't have the space to stack them horizontally.