Supplying log cabin kits, homes and sheds in kit form is a tradition that has lasted over a century and during this time has led to more efficient and easier to make kits than ever before.
Despite being supplied in parts to be built either by contractors or enthusiastic builders, many of these buildings still endure to this day.
However, by following a few simple tips, you can make your life easier when building a log cabin and ensure that the day or two you spend building are enjoyable and easy.
Building a log cabin is not as hard as it may initially look. If you are capable of putting together flat-pack furniture, and can use a hammer, saw and Stanley knife, and can lift the different logs and components, then you can build a log cabin.
Each package of components will come with a set of instructions which will include all of the parts that come with the packs and how many you should expect, as well as the exact elevations of the building and the floor plan.
Keep them close to where you will be building and carefully follow them, counting logs throughout to ensure you do not use too many.
Once your logs arrive at the site, try to organise them by length and type. Make sure you have enough room in your garden or on your property to do this.
Keep them straight and try to keep them out of direct sunlight.
The plans and instructions can look daunting at first, as indeed many self-assembly builds can at first. However, much like how the instructions for a flat-pack cabinet make more sense as you progress, as you follow the instructions other components will start to make more sense.
Author - Martin Corby
Posted - 30 Jun 2021
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