Goat stalls - cover the 2x4 framing or not?

seachick

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Building a new small barn -yay! Question: is there any advantage to covering the inside of the framing, at least the lower half, with boards or plywood? I see this done both ways in photos of other people's barns.

It seems like it might make cleaning out the stall easier without all those corners, no? What do you guys think?

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I didn' t cover mine with anything other than laytex enamal paint, and sand floors over dirt base. Easy to hose down if needed , quick asorb. With sand for floor ( it works for us in Florida)

On the other hand, if you can afford to have a "finished" inside wall, it looks better, you could insulate, and it is a stronger wall.

It all depends on your climate, and budget.......:thumbsup
 

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What???? People put up finished walls, cover the 2x4 studs????? sez the mule, looking out window at screened porch with unfinished 2x4 studs on lower half of wall...….and tufts of Great Pyrenees hair in the corners...….:lol::lol::lol:
 
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