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Silverthorn 09-26-2014 03:57 PM

storage of reclaimed maple hardwood - freezing ok?
 
Hi there, I recently purchased 1200 sq ft of 3/4" reclaimed maple hardwood. It was originally installed as a gymnasium floor, and was pulled up, plank by plank. I'll be installing it in my house (new construction), but won't be ready for it until December or later. It's currently in an un-insulated shipping container on site. Is it ok to freeze as long as I acclimate it prior to installation?

Thanks!

joecaption 09-26-2014 11:09 PM

Moisture and not sticking it is far more important then temperature.
Sticking is nothing more then wooden slats so there's air flow all around the pieces.
Moisture is going to cause cupping, curls and twist.
Hope this works out for you trying to recycle.
Could have installed prefinished floor and walked on it the same day and had about 7 layers of finish already on it. And there would be no missing tongues and groves from where the nails ripped out, bottoms would be flat with no flaws to deal with, no sanding dust, no having to wait for anything to dry.


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