Garden Games Room and Pub Log Cabin

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Laura and her TUIN Truss Log Cabin which she and her family are using as a fantastic authentic Garden Games Room & pub.

The Truus Log Cabin is a very apt cabin for this particular use. This is because of its size, log thickness and authentic style.

Garden Games Room Log Cabin Truus

The large open internal area has been utilized into different sections. There is a space for darts, pool, bar, and pub style seating.

Upon walking into the Truss Garden Games room, I was immediately hit by its warmth. With the 45mm cabin logs, double glazed windows and insulated roof, the cabin holds the heat in incredibly well. Perfect for the cold winter months.

Laura mentioned that one of the best things about their games room log cabin is that it’s a separate space from your main house. This means that you can entertain without worrying about disturbing the rest of your household. It’s also a great option if you have teenagers or young adults who want their own space.

Benefits of a Garden Games Room

There are many advantages of having your very own games room and pub log cabin. These include:

  • Entertainment: A garden games area can provide hours of entertainment for you, your family, and your guests. You can enjoy games like darts, pool, foosball, and more in the comfort of your own garden. Having a bar in your garden games room log cabin adds to the entertainment value. You can serve drinks and snacks while playing games.
  • Increased Property Value: Adding a log cabin to your garden can increase the value of your property. This is because log cabins are seen as desirable features by many home buyers, and serve as additional living space.
  • Privacy: Having a log cabin in your garden can provide a private space for you to relax and unwind. This can be especially important if you live in a busy area or have close neighbors.
  • Outdoor Living: A garden games and bar cabin help you enjoy the outdoors while having all the indoor comfort. You can spend time outside with friends and family, enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.
  • Health Benefits: Spending time in nature has been shown to have numerous health benefits. These include reducing stress levels and improving mood. Having a garden games and bar cabin can help you reap these benefits of your outdoor space.

Garden Games Room Log Cabin – Feature Video

Garden Transformation

As you can see from the comparison, Laura’s family put a lot of effort into transforming their garden space.

A raised patio area can be a beautiful and functional addition to your garden, providing a comfortable outdoor space for entertaining, relaxing, and enjoying your outdoor surroundings. With proper planning and construction, Laura created a raised patio area, providing years of enjoyment for her and her family.

When the family were thinking about a patio area for their garden they considered its:

Location: When selecting a location for their raised patio area, they considered factors such as sun exposure, drainage, and accessibility. They ensured the area was level and could accommodate the size of patio they had in mind.

Materials: There are many options for building a raised patio, including wood, stone, concrete, and composite materials. They chose materials that complemented the style and aesthetics of their home and garden, and that will hold up well to outdoor conditions.

Seating and Entertaining: They thought about how they will use their raised patio area and planned for seating and entertaining. They thought about a built-in seating or a dining area, and left leave space for a BBQ or outdoor kitchen if desired.

Garden Games Room Log Cabin – Bar

Laura’s Dad creatively designed and built their bar and worktop.

If you don’t fancy building one for yourself, we have a very nice bar table with a matching back display piece available.

Made from the same 44mm interlocking spruce logs we use for our cabins. It measures 180cm long, 72.4cm wide, and 127cm high giving you the illusion of being in your local pub, as well as giving you plenty of space to show off your drinks collection.

Log Bar Table & Display piece


Laura opted to have her Truus Log Cabin Immersion treated.

Immersion treatment, also known as dip treatment, is a method of treating wood with preservatives to protect it from decay, insects, and other types of damage.

The immersion process uses immerses agents in a diffusion. All the parts of the log cabin are treated including the windows, doors and roof. After immersion the cabin is allowed to air dry and is then re-packed.

Immersion treatment is a rot proof treatment, not a weatherproof treatmentImmersion treatment does not have moisture regulating properties and your building will not be weatherproof without a final treatment. Laura opted for a weatherproof treatment as well, so the immersed timber was left for a few weeks to ensure the wood was completely dry before applying the weatherproof treatment.

Our log cabins can be treated in green, silver grey or brown. Laura chose brown to suit the cabins’ surroundings.


The Truus Log Cabins was also treated with a timber treatment which comes highly recommended by us at TUIN, and that is Sikkens.

Treating a log cabin with Sikkens is a great way to protect the wood from weathering, UV rays, and other environmental factors. Here are the steps to follow for treating a log cabin with Sikkens:

Clean the surface:

Before applying Sikkens treatment, it’s important to clean the surface of the log cabin to remove any dirt, grime, or old coatings. Use a pressure washer or a scrub brush and a mild detergent to clean the logs thoroughly.

Sand the surface:

After cleaning, sand the surface of the logs to remove any rough areas and create a smooth surface for the Sikkens to adhere to.

Apply the Sikkens treatment:

Stir the treatment thoroughly before use and apply it to the logs using a brush, roller, or sprayer. Be sure to apply it evenly and avoid over-applying to prevent drips or runs. It’s best to work in small sections and complete one log at a time to ensure even coverage.

Allow to dry:

After applying the Sikkens, allow it to dry completely before applying a second coat. The drying time will depend on the temperature and humidity, but it typically takes 24 hours.

Apply a second coat:

Apply a second coat of Sikkens using the same method as the first coat. This will provide added protection and durability to the logs.

Overall, treating a log cabin with Sikkens is a great way to preserve the natural beauty of the wood while providing long-lasting protection against the elements.

We also recommend the brands Sadolin & Kingfisher. They are on the pricy side however treatment is a case of you get what you pay for.

We also have a “Log Cabin Treatment – Advice” blog for more information.

Other similar TUIN Cabins

We have a number of cabins available which can be suitable for a garden pub / games room.

Here is the Leipzig Log Cabin which the customer transformed into a football themes Pub.

Other uses of the Truus Log Cabin

A large log cabin such as the Truus in your garden can have a variety of uses depending on your needs and preferences. Here are some potential uses:

  • Home office: A log cabin can make for an ideal home office, providing a quiet and comfortable workspace away from the main house.
  • Guesthouse: A large log cabin can serve as a guesthouse for visiting family and friends, providing them with their own private space.
  • Hobby or craft room: If you have a hobby or craft that requires space or privacy, a log cabin can provide you with the perfect setting to pursue your interests.
  • Yoga or meditation studio: If you practice yoga or meditation, a log cabin can provide a peaceful and calming space to do so.
  • Workout room: A log cabin can serve as a private gym, allowing you to exercise and stay in shape without having to leave your property.
  • Art studio: If you are an artist, a log cabin can provide you with the space and privacy you need to create your work.
  • Music room: A log cabin can be converted into a music studio or practice space, allowing you to pursue your musical interests without disturbing others in the main house.
  • Children’s playroom: If you have children, a log cabin can be converted into a playroom or even a mini indoor playground, providing them with a safe and fun space to play.
  • Relaxation space: Finally, a log cabin can simply be used as a space to relax and unwind, providing you with a quiet and peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.


All of our log cabins are manufactured and designed with the customer in mind. With only basic DIY skills, tools, time, and assistance, you’re well on your way to building your very own log cabin!

Building your own log cabin from one of our kits has several advantages:

Cost savings: Building a log cabin from a kit can be much less expensive than building a custom log cabin from scratch. Kits typically come with pre-cut and pre-measured logs, which can save on material costs.

Ease of construction: Our Log Cabins come with detailed instructions and all the necessary components, making the construction process much easier than starting from scratch. Kits can also be assembled by a small group of people with basic construction skills, saving on labor costs.

Time savings: Building a log cabin from a kit can be much faster than building a custom log cabin. Kits are pre-cut and pre-measured, which means that construction time can be significantly reduced.

Customization options: Our Log cabins come in a wide range of sizes and styles, which means that there are plenty of customization options to choose from. This allows you to create a log cabin that meets your specific needs and preferences.

Quality materials: Our Log cabin kits are made from high-quality materials, which provide greater durability and longevity than other types of building materials.

Watch this timelapse of one of our customers building their Truus Log Cabin while they battle with the rain.


The Truus Log Cabin has proven time and time again to be a strong, adaptable and bold Log Cabin. With its size and log thickness, the Truus was a superb choice for Laura and her family. It successfully provides a warm and inviting space for the family to enjoy over and over again.
A garden log cabin games room is a perfect addition to any garden. It provides a versatile space for entertainment, relaxation, and family fun. With its stylish design and practical functionality, it is sure to be the envy of your neighbors. Whether you are hosting a party or just looking for a quiet place to unwind, a garden log cabin games room is the ultimate garden retreat.

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