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Is vertical storage of sheet goods causing my boards to warp?

MDF is heavy and we all know that. Like keshlam says if it is not supported across its vertical span then it will pull itself down slowly warping it. Gravity is a [w]itch. Now if you cannot store it ...
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Is vertical storage of sheet goods causing my boards to warp?

If you lean stuff against a wall at an angle, it's weight will tend to cause it to bow. If you can stand it fully upright with support on both sides that will be less likely to happen. Or you can ...
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How should I set a hand plane down?

"Lay your plane on it's side son." This is the long-standing advice. It is old, nobody knows how old, but many (most?) now don't do this, some to deliberately buck Old Timer advice (which can often ...
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Store timber as logs or as slabs? [Acacia sieberiana/Vachellia sieberiana]

Your trees will maybe begin to decay if stored as logs. When sawmills need to store logs for extended time it is often kept floating in water. Logs can be safely stored in water for years, out of ...
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How to attach 1/4" thick plywood to 15/32" thick plywood at 90° and being able to remove and attach again?

Simple, quick and dirty solution: Screw or glue a piece of wood to the bottom of each of the half-inch sheets. Should be somewhere around 1" by 1" (or larger) and across the length of the ...
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Will a french cleat system work against bare studs?

I think this will work fine. Make sure you use a spacer, of the same material as the cleats, on the bottom of any storage units so they sit flat on the wall (studs) so the bottom does not teeter in. ...
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Will a french cleat system work against bare studs?

A french cleat relies on the cleat itself- placing a furring strip to further support is a belt and suspenders approach, at which point your cabinets could be screwed to those studs that are exposed ...
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Storing Danish oil

This is because when you close the can there is still sufficient oxygen left inside to start the finish curing. Removing the skin will allow you to continue using the finish, but only to a limited ...
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Can I stack wood finished with Danish Oil while it cures?

No, stacking will lead to visible marks. Possible effects include dents (or indented stripes from board edges), extra-matte areas, patterns matching the overlying material. Even you don't notice the ...
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How to store/dry freshly cut lumber (white oak)

Seal the ends as wood loses moisture from the ends faster than the face. You are trying to lower moisture throughout the wood evenly. Latex paint is a cheap effective sealer. Pick a location with good ...
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Choosing a CA glue for general purpose woodworking

Superglue does tend to begin to set in storage and I believe the usual consumer experience is you end up wasting most of it :-( The small tubes don't last well after opening and I think can't be ...
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Is vertical storage of sheet goods causing my boards to warp?

Moisture can add to this problem. Do not let the wood come in contact with cement or concrete block. They will need to be supported in the back and possibly held down in the front. Even when stored ...
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Which solvents can be stored in which plastics? -- is there an organic chemist in the house?

In Asia, solvents are generally sold in glass beer bottles with plastic stoppers. It works well, though there is some diffusion through the stopper. Not enough to smell, unless you're storing ...
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How can I store hand tools so they won't rust?

CRC food grade Silicone Lubricant is magic on any metal, Never leaves a mark and does not go away unless you want it to, They use this stuff in museums when long term storage with protection is of the ...
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Are systainer tool cases of different companies compatible with each other?

I first bought a tool in a storage box from Bosch, it says Systainer on the lid and I found that it would stack and lock onto Makita Makpac boxes even though the Makita lid edges were slightly rounded ...
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Building a wide storage box

Depending on your exact requirements and a few details of the final design you could use many different woods for this, possibly including pine if the centre of the 66" span is supported in some way ...
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Raised platform around bed with built-in storage

I think your searching around for similar projects to help as a starting point for this was just hampered by your wording, as this type of storage is not shelving. So projects with "shelves" or "...
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Is vertical storage of sheet goods causing my boards to warp?

What I do with sheet-ware due to lack of space, is basically "hang them on a wall". I built a heavily braced and supported shelf low down, with a row of holes perpedicular to the wall every ...
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How to store/dry freshly cut lumber (white oak)

How long does it need to dry before I can use it? Short answer is, until it's dry enough to use. Ideal moisture level for seasoned wood is dependent on how it'll be used, dried wood for interior ...
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How should I set a hand plane down?

Do you really have to ask if your grandfather is more authoritative than random people on the internet? (Of whom, I should note, I am one.) Put the plane down gently. It's a good habit to put the ...
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Hang paddles on the wall in a X shape

If you don't mind drilling holes (tool needed, hand drill, either power or manual) in the shafts of the paddles, you can construct a simple brace/bracket that will minimize the holes drilled into the ...
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How to treat tools immediately after de-rusting treatment (molasses)?

not so much information on what to do after the treatment. I think part of the reason for that is that it's simply not that critical. Just as with removing the rust in the first place there are ...
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Storing Danish oil

I find that if I store the unused Danish oil in the same can upright, a skin of cured oil forms on top and makes it hard to use the remainder. This is due to the air trapped in the container after ...
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Safe to store a tabletop vertically?

I am assuming your table top is glued-up long planks, with or without appropriately attached bread board ends. If that is the case, and it is actually vertical, or reasonably close to vertical, and ...
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How to attach 1/4" thick plywood to 15/32" thick plywood at 90° and being able to remove and attach again?

Magnet approach sounds like a good one but I am confused as how to add magnets to 15/32" thick plywood? Do I need to find magnet with radius less than 15/32" and stick in it? If you go with ...
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Grid pattern made out of thin wood slats or MDF

Can the wood slats or MDF be purchased pre-cut ready to assemble? Depending on how you want to assemble them, yes. Most home centers sell strips known as lath, usually in bundles of 50. The strips ...
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Can you store a synthetic waterstone in water permanently?

My personal experience leads me to say yes you can. I've been storing my waterstones in a plastic tote just as you mentioned for 10+ years now and there have been no issues of swelling or degradation. ...
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How to treat tools immediately after de-rusting treatment (molasses)?

After cleaning the parts and drying, a light coat of oil will prevent them from rusting. The application of phosphoric acid is to convert any remaining rust to a more stable compound.
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Choosing a CA glue for general purpose woodworking

CA glue is highly perishable, regardless of what you do. I think you've learned that one. This is why you often find it in smaller tubes (Loctite, for example, sell theirs in 4g sizes for the most ...
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Is vertical storage of sheet goods causing my boards to warp?

The answer by user1981 probably has the key. The top and bottom sheets will warp cause just one side is sealed and the other is exposed to air. Air exposure will allow it to take on or shed moisture ...
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