by American Stalls July 19, 2021
When it comes to horse stalls and barn doors, there are two primary materials involved including steel and wood. This is the case whether you are thinking of remodeling or building a barn.
In this article, we would like to talk in-depth about the lumber choice for your horse stalls and barn doors. This decision is important because the lumber makes up so much of the horse stall. As a result, the choice in lumber will dictate the strength and longevity of your horse stall system. It will also drive the safety factor which is important to consider in a horse stall environment. Lastly, your choice in lumber also has a large in impact on the overall project expenses.
To start, below is an overview on the most commonly used materials and lumber in horse barn products:
Given the wide variety of wood and filler options, it can be difficult to make a decision about the best material for your barn. Although there are some best practices, each barn is unique because of its location, surrounding climate, and the barn's overall build.
A barn located in New England will experience heavy snow and heavy winds. This New England barn will often require different considerations than a barn located in a southern barn where insect issues arise. Below is a list of factors to research and consider when deciding on lumber:
The above is a starting point for your ultimate decision regarding the wood for your horse stalls and barn doors. Please contact our team if you have any questions or need guidance. Our team works on projects across North America and has significant experience in guiding our clients. Feel free to contact us today at (855) 957-8255 or complete our inquiry form. Our American Stalls team is here to be a resource to help you build a barn that is elegant, safe, and built to last.