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Building a Loafing Shed – Process Of Making A Wooden Shed For Horses

Horses need more protection from nature’s elements, and having a loafing shed can give them the protection they need. Designs are easy to find and it is just as easy to build with the right tools and materials.

Tools and Material Needed

  • 4 – 12x4x4 posts
  • 2×4 lumber pieces
  • Siding
  • Roofing nails
  • Regular nails
  • A hammer
  • Concrete mix
  • Bags of sand

Making the Foundation: Start by measuring the spots for where the corner posts will go, the regular size is 12×12 feet. Dig holes for the posts for the 4×4 pieces to 36″ deep. Put the posts in the holes with concrete and allow them to sit for 72 hours until the concrete dries.

Building the Walls: Build the walls with the 2×4 pieces on three sides, starting around 4″ from ground level and up to the tops of the posts. Make sure that you leave a small gap near … Read More

Types of Wooden Planters

Not all wooden planters are made out of cedar wood. Some of them are made out of oak or even compressed wood. The type of wood that you choose is usually determined by your own taste for decor as well as price.

The best type of wooden planters are made from hardwoods, naturally. Wood is a natural product and it allows soil and roots to breathe. It is also porous so you have to be careful that outdoor plants in wooden planters do not get flooded. For this reason, cedar wooden planters seem to be the planter of choice for outside planters.

You can find cedar wooden planters just about anywhere. Most home improvement stores have these planters as well as garden centers. You can even find them online. Once you have a cedar planter, you need to fill it with topsoil and allow it to sit for a day … Read More