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post #1 of 3 Old 09-16-2013, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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Help! First time building a stall!

I am building a stall for my 23 year old Thoroughbred on my farm. There is already a barn and footing for the stall I just need to get the wood.

Does anyone know or can give me an idea of the size of wood and how many I may need.? This is my first time building a stall and I want to do it right.

And if anyone has any tips I would LOVE to hear them. I have cared for horses for 10 years so I know a lot but I know I can know more!

Thank you!
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Go with 2" thick lumber which is actually closer to 1,1/2", nothing lighter. It has to stand up to a horse rubbing an itchy bum and that's a lot of pressure. Use treated lumber for the bottom row/s that may come in contact with urine and manure.
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if you are putting the lumber horizontal, I would use 2 x8 x length needed
2 inch thick by 8 wide x 12 long . the less nailing the better, or wood screws.
I agree treated wood for lower area, and I would leave a small gap for some air flow at the bottom to help dry urine. 1/2 inch or 1 inch, but not on an outside wall .
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