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3 DIY furniture tasks to improve your log cabin

3 DIY furniture tasks to improve your log cabin


A log cabin is a great place to relax with friends, spend time on your hobbies, or even work from home. From summer houses to two-storey log cabins, these versatile structures are available in a range of styles and designs – but how can you make the most of the space in your cabin? Here, we suggest three easy DIY projects, to help you get the most out of this handy additional space.


1. Build some shelves

Create a rustic book nook by installing natural wood shelving in your log cabin. Capturing the popular hygge aesthetic, wooden bookshelves can be paired with a comfy armchair, fairy lights and plenty of cushions and throws to 
create a cosy relaxation spot.

Source cheap wood from builder's yards or DIY superstores and use varnish or paint to give it a new lease of life. Simply secure firmly to your cabin wall and you have the perfect spot to store your favourite books, board games or picture frames.


2. Create a pallet table

Upcycle a wooden pallet
 into a handy coffee table for you and your guests to rest your drinks on whilst you catch up. Ideal for playing board games or scattering with your favourite newspapers or magazines, a table is a handy addition to any log cabin.

Wooden pallets are often available for free or cheap from large retailers, builder's yards or construction sites, so scout around and see what you can find. Remove any leftover nails from the wood and sand down any rough patches before applying a coat of paint or varnish. Stacking multiple pallets together will lift the height of your table, whilst attaching castor wheels will make it easy to move out of the way when not in use.

3. Upcycle an old desk

Whether you use your log cabin as a home office or enjoy writing, painting or browsing the web from your garden room, a good desk is essential. Luckily, you don't have to break the bank to find a desk that you love.

Visit car boot sales, charity shops and antique fairs for an affordable desk that will look great in your cabin, and don't forget to keep an eye on online marketplaces too. Once you've secured your dream desk, why not upcycle it by varnishing or painting the wood? You could even replace any desk drawer handles with funky knobs to give your new desk a unique twist.




Create a space that works for you

The versatility of log cabins has led to an increase in these structures in gardens across the UK. Whatever you choose to use your cabin for, there is a DIY project that you can get your teeth stuck into. Just remember to take
proper care and maintenance of your cabin, and it will last for years to come.

For more tips and advice, visit our Log Cabin Specialist blog today.

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