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    Hi I have just bought some
    merbau decking i have placed it on the concrete floor
    in the garage. it was about to rain melbourne weather
    will it be ok there or should iI raise it off the floor
    it will sit there for about 3 weeks

    thanks

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    always raise any stored timber but merbau especially as when wet will stain cement

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    Best practice is to raise it off the concrete floor, but so long as it will remain totally dry it is not critical to do for three weeks or so. The timber might 'sweat' due to the temperature differential and could stain the floor, but it won't hurt the timber.

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    I would agree with the other posts and would also seriously consider putting under the timber builders plastic sheeting or a large outside tarp. This would be critical if there is any chance of the timber while stacked may get wet. Merbau/kwila is loaded with a purply tanin that when stained on concrete can be a nightmare to remove.

    Jim J www.restore-a-deck.com.au


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