Log Cabin Spare Parts

There’s a very high chance you’re have lots left over when you’ve finished your log cabin, there’s often a spare log, roof boards, spare floor boards and packing pieces.

This is all high quality spruce and it’s a shame to throw it away, there’s plenty you can do with the leftovers from your log cabin.

Here’s some inspiration from some of our customers who kindly sent in pictures, read the images caption/description for more information on them:

Using the timber provided by the pallet used for delivery, this customer recycled the timber to create this adorable bird table – Also using some spare shingles for the roof:

Recycled Bird Table

This customer had some extra logs from his Daisy Log Cabin by modifying it to have an additional window. So he used those logs in order to create this adorable mini Log Cabin for his cat. We hope you love it as much as we do, Winston!

It’s truly amazing what people can produce with spare logs – Take this bar top for example, made from a spare roof purlin, and looks astonishing with the addition of lighting.

a coffee table for your log cabin made from leftover floor and roof boards

A coffee table for your log cabin made from leftover Spruce floor and roof boards

A planter made from a spare log. You could also make this from floorboards.

A planter made from a spare log. You could also make this from floorboards.

Draws made from the pallet and floor boards.

Draws made from the pallet and floor boards. This is taken from a video our customer sent us of the Emma log cabin. You can find this is our pictorial reviews page.

A nest of tables made from Spruce floor boards.

A nest of tables made from Spruce floor boards. again this was taken from the video mentioned above. This lady was very resourceful.

This has got to be my favourite, a bar made from a spare log, pallet and flooring.

This has got to be my favourite, a bar made from a spare log, pallet and flooring.

Another nice table made for a customer's Inn. style log cabin.

Another nice table made for a customer’s Inn. style log cabin.

As well as the table he also made a functioning bar out of spare timber and the pallet.

As well as the table he also made a functioning bar out of spare timber and the pallet.

A great addition to his Inn themed log cabin

A great addition to his Inn themed log cabin

Gunda Leftover Wood Shelves

A very functional idea, using the leftover timber to create storage shelves for his Log Cabin workshop.

Bird Feeding Station

I do love the idea of watching your bird feeding station being used while relaxing in your Summerhouse Log Cabin!

Mini Cabin Idea

How about a mini Log Cabin for children?  This idea is so sweet!

Wooden Craft Table

This customer used their leftover wood to make a craft table to fit in their Log Cabin.

Wooden Storage Unit

A storage unit with working draws made from leftover wood? Yes please!

Handmade Wooden Table

We love the square design on this handmade coffee table!

Leftover Wood Seating

Extra parts are always useful for extra seating. Make sure to add comfortable cushions!

These shelves were made from leftover logs – Definitely ideal for a shed:

I hope this gives you a little inspiration, don’t throw away your spares, there’s lots you can do with them. If you come up with anything good I’d love to see your creation.

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4 thoughts on “Log Cabin Spare Parts

  1. I bought a Diane excellent quality! Getting another for my new house and with the left over logs I made a bar.

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