Wet Okoume

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Wet Okoume

Postby jwv630 on Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:43 am

Hi Guys

Have been storing my Okoume plywood in a shed under a waterproof tarp. The shed’s roof developed a big hole and some of the plywood is real wet; some soaked thru i spots. It’s probably been in that condition fot at least a week. Concerned about dry rot after it drys out and/or that the wood will never be full strength.

Thinking of bringing the wood into my home to dry it out and srore it. Maybe put a heat lamp on the worst spots to expidite drying...?

Do you think the wood is salvagable? Ideas, opinions, concerns much appreciated.

Jimmy V
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Re: Wet Okoume

Postby riverron on Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:22 pm

I am not a plywood expert, so you may want to talk to the guys at CLC.
I would fix the issue with how it is getting wet and bringing it inside if you have the room.
I am not sure I would try to force the drying process, but let it dry naturally.

Are these the CNC cut pieces or full sheets of uncut plywood?

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Re: Wet Okoume

Postby jwv630 on Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:17 pm

Hi Ron

Thanks. Yes, I'll call CLC tomorrow; yes, the wet pieces are the one's included in the kit from CLC.

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