Inside a Log Cabin

I’m quite often asked what a log cabin looks like inside. I think maybe some customers think it looks like a shed with a frame, a bit ugly with bits protruding. A log cabin looks the same inside as it does outside.

This what a shed inside looks like:

The inside of a shed and perhaps not the most pleasant of places

The inside of a shed and perhaps not the most pleasant of places

It’s not the greatest looking thing, it will show the framing and has bits sticking out,  it can of  course be approved on with a lining but it still a shed.

A log cabin is a completely different proposition. It’s smooth, it’s planed with no rough edges. We make a big thing of choosing Spruce for all our log cabins and this makes quite a bit of difference in the look and feel of the building. It is a whitewood and maintains it’s light appearance. It doesn’t turn red like pine does with sun on it and the knots are a lot fewer.

So, lets see what a log cabin looks like inside, here’s a basic example:

This is the basic inside of a log cabin with a floor fitted

This is the basic inside of a log cabin with a floor fitted

Once your log cabin has been built this is what it will look like inside. Both the wall logs and floor is finished as planed smooth.

Here’s another picture, this is the shed side of a Lukas Log Cabin:

Lukas log cabin shed area, our customer has made great use of left over timber to product some shelves.

Lukas log cabin shed area, our customer has made great use of left over timber to produce some shelves.

Here’s a peak at the Edelweiss log cabin mezzanine floor area:

Edelweiss mezzanine floor

Edelweiss mezzanine floor

So that’s what a basic log cabin looks like, so lets see what customers have done with their buildings:

Viggo log cabin, our customer is adding his beds onto his own laminate flooring.

Viggo log cabin, our customer is adding his beds onto his own laminate flooring.

The Stromastand log cabin being used as a garden office

The Stromastand log cabin being used as a garden office

This is the Rome log cabin, a family enjoying the building with a hot tub

This is the Rome log cabin, a family enjoying the building with a hot tub and its use is as a therapy room.

Another view of the Rome log cabin being used as a therapy room

Another view of the Rome log cabin being used as a therapy room

Inside a Santrov log cabin, simple and practical.

Inside a Santrov log cabin, simple and practical.

A nice sofa arrangement in one of our log cabins

A nice sofa arrangement in one of our log cabins

Our Stromstad log cabin being used for a therapy studio and office

Our Stromstad log cabin being used for a therapy studio and office

One of our log cabins being used as a pilates class room

One of our log cabins being used as a pilates class room

The inside of one of our Ingrid log cabin designed for a corner location.

The inside of one of our Ingrid log cabin designed for a corner location.

This is a picture of my Friends Henning log cabin - He now virtually lives in it much to his wifes upset.

This is a picture of my Friends Henning log cabin – He now virtually lives in it much to his wifes upset.

A simple scene from a Gustav log cabin.

A simple scene from a Gustav log cabin.

Our Edelweiss log cabin, a large and very versatile building.

Our Edelweiss log cabin, a large and very versatile building.

As mentioned in our Uses Of A Log Cabin blog post, our Cabins are often used for craft/hobby rooms and workshops:

 

Our customers love to turn their Log Cabin into garden bars, for example, this Julia Log Cabin being used as a pub right in their garden!

And if you just want somewhere where you can relax and regain your thoughts… The Emma Log Cabin is the perfect size for a lounging area:

How about this customer, who turned his Justine Log Cabin into a cosy man cave:

Another Log Cabin used as a business front- This customer used the 5m x 4m Klass Log Cabin to give them plenty of space to promote their mosaic designs, as well as a sitting area for their customers:

Meaghan Log Cabin

The Meaghan 4.5m x 4.5m Log Cabin provides a suitable base for an office area.

This hideout spot is inside a Gijs Log Cabin fitted with a log burner in the corner to keep the cabin cosy in the winter months:

Inside The Gijs Log Cabin

Our Petit Log Cabin is often used as a shed, due to it’s size of 2m x 2m. That’s why our interest was pipped when these customers showed us how they turned their Petit into a cosy island paradise:

I think you can probably get the gist now, log cabins are nothing like a shed. It’s smooth, sleek and very bright, you can create whatever atmosphere you would like to, just make sure you buy a Spruce one though!

You may be also interested in other customers buildings posts and thoughts:

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About Richard

This blog is my personal platform which I do enjoy. It is my own viewpoint and my own ideas. I may not be right and other installers / experts may offer a different view point or a alternative way to do something. I welcome contributions from anybody experienced to do so.

All my blog writing is MY OWN personal opinion ONLY and is NOT always the opinion of TUIN | TUINDECO as a company.

Log Cabins and Garden timber have a myriad of intricacies , I love to give away the secrets, there are a lot!

I enjoy using this blog to expose them so you know what you are buying. I love to know I am causing a few problems in the industry as it can be on occasions less than honest.

I actively encourage everyone to install their own buildings. So many times I would fit and the company I was working for would charge loads for my time, only then to be faced with the embarrassment when the customer says 'I could have done that' and YES you can without paying hundreds of Pounds!

I have over 19 years experience within the garden timber industry. I have particular expertise in garden buildings including the manufacture, design and installation from sheds to log cabins and all the way up to timber framed houses.

In my time I have been involved with virtually every manufacturer and supplier of garden buildings. I have also installed pretty much every make of Garden Building there is from ALL suppliers and manufacturers.

Prior to my career change I was a Watch Commander in the Fire Service with particular expertise in chemical incidents, training, technical design / technology / IT /Procedures / ISO Systems and road traffic accidents. I retired due to a nasty injury after 20 years service.

During my time in the Fire Service, on my days off, I was a self employed fitter for any type of garden building, I worked with most of the well known companies as a subcontractor.

I now work with Tuin | Tuindeco in the UK, supporting and advising on the vast range of products. I keep an eye out for help requests when we a supposed to be closed and can usually get back to you out of hours via email only (wife and children permitting on my days off).

In my private life I consult as an independent expert assessor for companies or private individuals when a dispute is present over their structure which results in producing an impartial report and assessment for whoever requires it. This is often higher valued than a structural engineers report born from my credentials, experience and widely recognised as an 'Expert' in the field.

I am a freelance writer for numerous companies, publications and blogs as well as an independent expert and fault finder for parts of the Industry and consumers with a particular emphasis on timber structures, both framed and of an interlocking design such as log cabins.

I produce numerous articles about timber in general, information on general timber products and specific guides when needed. I hope you enjoy and find my writing useful.

Please contribute and comment to my posts as you would like and I will try to respond as best I can.

Thank you

Richard.

3 thoughts on “Inside a Log Cabin

  1. Thank you for such An inspiring and very thought provoking site. Wish me luck with my house purchase and I will be ordering soon ! I have lots to ponder. Imogen Isle of Wight

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