View Full Version : Type of wood for replacement boards

May. 16, 2011, 05:05 PM
I have a paddock that I need to replace several boards on to get ready for a new horse. No fence posts need to be replaced, just boards. I rent this property, so I'm not looking to invest a lot as I don't plan to be there any longer than 2 more years at most, but don't want complete crap either. What type of wood and or treatments do I need? I've never had to purchase wood, I grew up with electric fencing.

May. 16, 2011, 07:11 PM
You need oak boards. Anything else is too soft and will encourage your horse to make like a BIG termite.

May. 16, 2011, 08:47 PM
I find my guys chow down on the oak boards, but the ash boards they leave alone totally and completely. And the Ash is $8.00 for a 16' length compared to $11.00 for oak

I also find the ash is cut thicker than the white oak which suits me just fine as well

Just remember that if you use oak or ash, you need to pre-drill the holes first otherwise your nails will just bounce off them unless you are using a hydraulic nail gun

Good luck! :)