Originally Posted by AQHA13
Those look great! Out of curiosity, cost wise, were they more efficient even after you added the manual labor it took you guys?
If we were paying ourselves 10.00 an hour no, but in this day and age. Our labor is free for our projects. Money out out of our pocket is not. We got enough lumber/supplies to do 5-6 stalls and spend about 1200.00. Mats were free from local limestone quarry, and we've probably spent 3-4 hours a day working on them for the last week and a half.
Prefab stalls run 1,000 and up each and usually do not include wood. WHile they are convenient I don't like the "bangy" noise they make. I've also seen many that have only been up a year all rusted and rotted out on the bottom.
We arent fortunate to have awesome tools to drill the holes so I did them by hand. If your wondering. There are 57 bars down the side at 3" on center. So.. I drilled just for the sidewall last night over 100 holes. (doesnt include the fronts)