Hey all, and welcome back for the 14-15 season!!! I'm looking for some board suggestions based on my budget. Last year I found some really cheap OSB that I couldn't pass up for my 1st year rink. The rink turned out to be a success but the boards were trash after the year, as I had expected. My goals for this year were going to be big, however, our dog got attacked and in order to save his life, my rink fund was depleted. I've caught up with bills and I'm putting together plans for this years rink but it won't be what I wanted(double layer treated plywood). So after comparing costs of lumber, below are my options. I'm strictly looking for suggestions based on just the board aspect of my options below. I'm already aware of how much support I need, etc. Please let me know if you've had good, bad, neutral experiences with options below.
My slope on my yard is about 8" to my lowest corner and I'd like a little board in areas, so here we go.
Option 1: 2x12's all the way around. Treated or Untreated?
Option 2: Treated 2x4's as a base, with untreated 2x12's on top connected by 2x4's
I guess to look at it simpler, is I'm trying to figure out if I need treated or not. If I need treated, is it wise to use a shorter treated board as a base and stack a wider board on top to get the height I need while obviously attaching the 2 with 2x4? Thoughts?