So, I'm installing a deck. Just bought the decking, which should be here in 2-3 weeks. (A mix of Ipe and Cimaru)
I've seen mixed answers on the "right way" to acclimate it.
Is "in the garage" acceptable? It would be on the floor, separated with shims, etc - but just not outside. Two reasons...
- Covering it. Most places say "Cover with plywood". They obviously wrote those instructions more than a year ago. Even "Covering with OSB" would mean at least 3 sheets, at $50ish each.
Is tarping an option if I have to keep it outside? Not wrapped with a tarp - more like a sunshade lean-to (so, the tarp isn't actually touching anything, and is open on all 4 sides)