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such as explosive bombs, overhang the pallet or skid and are stowed nose-to-nose, a space exists between the tops of
the loads. In such cases, the lower course of decking is laid lengthwise across the narrowest dimension of the space.
Also, as the lower course is laid, dunnage, such as short 4by 4inch pieces cut at random lengths, shall be placed on the
loads at points where the decking would otherwise bear on an uneven foundation. Figure 7-9 also shows how short
lengths of 4by 4-inch dunnage are placed where the unit loads would not support the decking. The top layer shall be laid
crosswise to the bottom course and nailed sufficiently to ensure stability.
Figure 7-9. Construction of tier decking for unit loads with overhang.