Tuin Lukas Log Cabin Review

Like many of our kind customers Mr A reviewed his recent building, the Lukas 34mm Log Cabin on the site and wrote:

Ordered Lukas cabin as I needed shed space and a workshop. Arrived on the date promised and my wife and I set to unpacking and sorting the pieces. Time well spent as next day we started assembly, really easy to erect and cabin and roof were up by end of day one.Day two saw the shingles fitted and day three the floors. Quality of pieces and machining were excellent and it fitted together with just a tap of the mallet. Instructions on the site were really useful and a broken pane of glass was resolved without fuss. All my neighbours now have shed envy.

Mr A then sent us a series of pictures of his build and these are particularly useful if you are intending to use a timber frame base for your log cabin. As well as the pictures Mr A sent us a video review which I have posted at the bottom of this page. You will also find this and others customers pictorial and videos reviews on our detailed review page


A really solid base is key to any log cabin build. It must be 100% straight, level and square.


Joist hanger are being used for the inner joists, these can also form part of the floor.

Plastic packaging removed, this picture gives you an idea of how tightly the logs are put in the pack. They are not packed in order though.

Plastic packaging removed, this picture gives you an idea of how tightly the logs are put in the pack. They are not packed in order though.


First few layers on wall logs going down. The base has been made exactly to the footprint of the building.

Windows and doors are added.

Windows and doors are added.

Roof boards nailed to each purlin and outside wall log

Roof boards nailed to each purlin and outside wall log

Roof shingles being fitted. It is a good idea to remove the doors by lifting off the hinges

Roof shingles being fitted. It is a good idea to remove the doors by lifting off the hinges until the build is complete to give yourself more room.

Completed Lukas Log Cabin

Completed Lukas Log Cabin

If you would like to carry out a video walk around or a review we do also supply action cameras for this. Please ask and we will send you one. This is Mr A’s video. As well as the cabin there is some very useful information about the base he makes.

Thank you Mr A for these review, pictures and video, when you come to purchase the garage we spoke about please let me know and I will make sure a very good discount is applied for you

Other customer experiences, build and ideas are here:Pictorial Tuin Reviews

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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.

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