I am going to have a surplus of 8 sheets of 5/8" 4x8 drywall (4 type-x, 4 QuietRock 525) until my next soundproofing job this Summer. I have been storing 8 sheets at a time stacked flat on my upstairs guest room floor, but I don't want to store the remainder up there until Summer. If I could store it vertically up against the wall wrapped in plastic in my garage, that'd be great. Any ideas on this?
You could build a drywall storage rack.
- Start by building 2 or 3 triangular frames out of scrap 2x4s.
- Space them out to the desired length.
- To prevent sheets from sagging between supports, lay a sheet of plywood on the rack before placing drywall on it.
A rack like this may be overkill for a short term storage solution, but could come in handy if you find yourself storing drywall for extended periods. It's nice because you can store the drywall in less space, it keeps the drywall off the ground/floor, and it prevents the drywall from warping.
It's stored on it's side (beveled edge up/down) all the time on job sites. Just make sure to protect bottom edge and keep it off the ground if there's a moisture risk. The best solution is to get 3 or 4 of the blocks of drywall that they have when delivering it (allows them to get the forklifts under a stack) and use those to keep it off the ground. In addition to avoiding moisture, the important part is to avoid tearing the paper and placing too much stress in one place or over too long of a span.