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NJRider
Jun. 15, 2010, 10:57 PM
What is the recommended thickness of plywood for indoor arena kickboards?

msj
Jun. 16, 2010, 09:40 AM
I don't know what is 'recommended', but when I did kickboards in my indoor, I used 3/4" plywood. At ground level I also had the builder put down a 1" X 6" pressure-treated board and then put the plywood on top. That way the plywood wouldn't rot out from dampness from the ground/footing like I'd seen in several other arenas. I've been at the farm 20 yrs and the plywood has held up well with no signs of rotting. :)

CatOnLap
Jun. 16, 2010, 10:02 AM
I would say 3/4 inch is the minimum. I have seen horses in stalls kick a hole right through it, but in an arena it should hold up to casual kicks. MSJ, really good idea about the lower spacer board to protect the plywood from sucking up the moisture.

msj
Jun. 16, 2010, 11:28 AM
MSJ, really good idea about the lower spacer board to protect the plywood from sucking up the moisture.

Thanks CatOnLap. :)

After seeing the bottom of the kickboards on one arena that was built by a well known national builder it just seemed a logical thing to do. :)

NJRider
Jun. 16, 2010, 10:33 PM
Thanks!!