I was doing some planning for my barn and need to decide on the size of the stalls and the width of the isle.
My barn has posts down both sides of what would be the main isle. The posts are 10' 6" from the wall to the opposite side of the post. Then it is 11' 6" between the posts that run down both sides of the isle.
So I can have stalls that are 10-1/2 feet deep x 11-1/2 feet wide - 4 per side plus a feed room on one side and a tack room on the other side. The rooms would be the same dimensions as the stalls. That would give me a 11-1/2 foot wide isle.
It would be very easy to build the stalls at these dimensions. I had one stall roughed in extending 1 foot past the posts. If I did that on both sides the isle would only be 9-1/2 feet wide. The other downside is that is is more work extending the stalls 1 foot past the posts. Plus I can no longer anchor doors or stalls to the post and the beams that sit on the posts.
Hopefully this all makes sense.
What are your thoughts for wider isles vs. deeper stalls.
Thanks in advance for your replies.
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