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Post Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 8:43 pm 
 

I'm putting some of my books in a wooden footlocker. Should I place them horizontal(cover face up) or vertical? All opinions appreciated.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 9:31 pm 
 

ifearyeti wrote:I'm putting some of my books in a wooden footlocker. Should I place them horizontal(cover face up) or vertical? All opinions appreciated.




Personally. I would suggest laying them flat, particuarly if you have to move the box around a lot.  If you stand them up, they are more likely to get corner &/or edgewear damage due to the fact that gravity would always be pulling them down on the edges and corners, where if you lay them flat they would be only likely to get damaged if they were really shook back and forth pretty hard. Just my $.02. :)


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 9:47 pm 
 

ifearyeti wrote:I'm putting some of my books in a wooden footlocker. Should I place them horizontal(cover face up) or vertical? All opinions appreciated.




I always put cardboard between items in a stack, OR no-slip stuff. Whatever the name of the latter, it's an industrial synthetic fishnet-like product that you buy it in rolls; you put small bits under things that you'd rather not have moving about on their own. We use it a lot at the bakery, for antiques on shelves and cakes in delivery vehicles.



The no-slip stuff is at least 1/16" thick, maybe a tad more, and 4 small bits 1/2" square will isolate each item from the adjacent pieces.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 10:27 pm 
 

Please use extreme care if you plan on using the synthetic mesh designed for displaying ceramics and other articles on antiques.  It will destroy the finish over time, especially in a humid environment.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:10 pm 
 

Bag them for protection and stand them up on end.  Stacking them will ruin the books at the bottom of the stack.


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:29 pm 
 

I have mine bagged and boarded, standing upright in file cases.  They're packed in tight enough to keep each other vertical, but not so tight as to cause stress.

  
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