Ulrik Twin log Cabins pt 2

This post is a follow on from Mr J’s Ulrik Twins Log Cabin post so it maybe better to read that one first if you have not already. Mr J was kind enough to send an update on his twin Ulrik Log Cabins which, like his first posts contains some very good tips on his build which may help you with yours and more specifically finishing the build.

If you are fitting electrics to your log cabin Mr J shows very good examples of the neat fitting of this as well as a handy wood store made from leftover pallets and shingles.

Consumer units are fitted externally (IP65 rated). These small garage ones from Screwfix hide away nicely behind the log corners.

Consumer units are fitted externally (IP65 rated). These small garage ones from Screwfix hide away nicely behind the log corners.

Twin and earth was run around the outside of the cabin in flexible conduit, to allow for movement in the wood.

Twin and earth was run around the outside of the cabin in flexible conduit, to allow for movement in the wood.

Nice and neat inside as a result

Nice and neat inside as a result

The pallets that the cabins came on didn’t go to waste…

The pallets that the cabins came on didn’t go to waste…

My wife had the genius idea to make timber stores out of them in the ‘wasted’ space at the rear of the cabins. The ground here is very uneven due to the old Leylandi stumps.

My wife had the genius idea to make timber stores out of them in the ‘wasted’ space at the rear of the cabins. The ground here is very uneven due to the old Leylandi stumps.

The base was raised on legs to level, with upstands to the roof.

The base was raised on legs to level, with upstands to the roof.

Same on the other cabin. Whilst they are tied to the cabins, they are done so with slotted hangars to allow for movement in the wood (the ones shown here were temporary)

Same on the other cabin. Whilst they are tied to the cabins, they are done so with slotted hangars to allow for movement in the wood (the ones shown here were temporary)

Finished timber store, now with slotted hangars.

Finished timber store, now with slotted hangars.

Plenty of storage for timber now!

Plenty of storage for timber now!

For more ideas on what to do with left over parts this article may interest you: Log Cabin Parts

Thank you again Mr J for sending us this great article.

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