Customer Stories: Stuart's Bucknells Log Cabin

Customer Stories: Stuart's Bucknells Log Cabin

Pictured Above: a Shire Bucknells Log Cabin in its Natural Habitat

An exceptional log cabin can transform your garden into a place where everyone wants to be. An elbec customer, Stuart, recently found this out after assembling his 10 x 8 Shire Bucknells Log Cabin which he explains was first ‘intended as a man cave’ – until the rest of his family took a strong liking to the new hideaway at the end of their garden.

From outside the log cabin, the Georgian style window and door give the exterior a timeless and handsome appearance – especially alongside the darker stained finish Stuart has picked, which beautifully complements the nearby potted plants and tree. It’s easy to miss the row of lights subtly placed under the shelter of the overhanging gable roof, the perfect finishing touch for some warm ambience when night-time comes.

Stuart's Overly Popular 'Man Cave'

The size of these Georgian style windows also provides the cabin with ample sunlight. There is nothing cave-like about this cabin – at least until Stuart decides it’s time to roll down the blinds, turn on his wall-mounted TV, and settle down on the sofa for a movie night. With walls built from 28mm logs, the cabin will stay cosy throughout the year. This is helped by a draught seal system on the doors and windows, designed to keep the elements at bay. There are always the additional options of having felt roof tiles, or upgrading to safety or double glazing for the windows –both are improvements which will make the interior even more warm and inviting.

On hotter days, the window can be opened to let any breeze flow through the inside of the log cabin. Stuart has left the interior unpainted, showing off the tight grain and blond colour of the timber logs. With a photo from the cabin itself below, you don’t need to imagine how to the place fills with natural light that bounces off these spruce logs.

A Bright, Airy and Comfortable Interior

The timber used in Stuart’s cabin is the high quality spruce used for all of Shire’s products, slow-grown in Scandinavia and Siberia before being cut down into straight-edged logs. These interlock with one another to give the walls a sleek and engineered look, which stands apart from the more traditional log cabin design with bulky, rounded log ends. Unlike the cheaper pine timber often used for log cabins, this spruce has a much finer grain with generally fewer knots in the wood, ensuring that Shire Bucknells log cabins have a long lifespan – so Stuart can be confident in his cabin lasting for many years to come. 

One of the most exciting and rewarding parts of searching for your ideal log cabin is finding a structure that perfectly suits the space you have. This is why Bucknells Log Cabins are made to order, and can be constructed with bespoke measurements if needed.

This 10 x 8ft cabin – the smallest standard size in the range – has a modest footprint that allows it to fit snugly at the end of Stuart’s garden.

Stunning Roof Beams made from Superior Spruce

He has also taken advantage of the option to choose the side on which the door and window are located. The window overlooks his lush nearby tree and lawn, and the door is positioned next to it, where it meets the garden path as it naturally should.

Then again, Bucknells Log Cabin looks equally elegant in a more open space, where the joinery in the four corners shows off the quality timber and gives it a striking appearance from a distance. If Stuart wanted to find a new home for this cabin in the future, it would certainly look just as tasteful elsewhere. This is always possible with the Bucknells Log Cabin, which can be taken down and packed up, even after years of use.

A TV, Ambient Lights and Some Shelving... the Man Cave is Complete

A smooth ordering and delivery experience with elbec made sure that Stuart was in the mood to relax when his cabin was complete. ‘The order process was hassle free,’ he says, ‘and I took advantage of the 0% finance, which was also easy to set up.’

Our finance plan is available on all products from elbec over a thousand pounds, so that the customer can spread out their payment into more manageable chunks without worrying about extra charges.

As someone who ‘enjoys putting things together’, he took pleasure in the experience of assembling the flat-packed cabin by himself over the course of two days – with some extra pairs of hands from his wife and children now and then, of course! Most customers find they need to set aside a full weekend or two to get their cabins built and furnished to their tastes. For those who would rather not involve their loved ones in a DIY project, there is always the option for assembly by our professionals along with the purchase.

A Blank Canvas for you to Decorate

Stuart has fallen in love with his cabin so much that he says he is ‘thinking about getting another cabin soon’. With a variety of options for the cabin, including a felt tile or shingle roof and additional glazing for the windows, we don’t blame him for wanting to invest in another one. ‘I just love being in it,’ he admits. We aren’t surprised!

The Bucknells Log Cabin is built with quality materials and tailored to the size you need, whether you mean to use it for work or for leisure. Learn more about this log cabin and others on the product page and find the cabin you’ve always wanted today.

15th July 2019

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