Log cabins are one of the most versatile and cost-effective types of buildings you can build. It can be used for your home, your business, or even a tourist attraction. A great option is a small log cabin which will not take up much of your garden but will be large enough to house all your necessary working gear. Something small, with a lower construction cost, is bound to fulfill all your requirements.
Still, the lifespan of a log cabin isn’t something you should think too much about. If you plan to sell it in the future, you have to make sure that there is a market for wood garden offices in your area. Otherwise, you may find yourself with nothing to sell. But if you plan to use it for your home or garden, you must ensure that it will last long enough so that you can enjoy it for many years to come.
When planning to build your own garden home office, it is always better to plan things out from the start. Write down your dream project and make sure it can be implemented into a plan. This is important, as it will ensure that you don’t get into any complications later on. There are three main issues you will have to deal with when it comes to planning your log cabin garden home office.
First, the type of timber you want to use for building your garden home office must be considered. Saw horses are the best because they are very durable and also relatively cheap. On the other hand, pine is also good but it is a bit more expensive. The next issue is the location of the building site. It must be far enough away from the house so that there will be no inconvenience when the weather turns cold.
Next, you will have to decide on the type of log cabin you want to have. There are many models available in timber garden building kits. Some are designed to be permanent dwellings while others can be moved from one place to another. Permanent log cabins are obviously more expensive than mobile ones. But they are more reliable and even if they have to be moved once in a while, they can be easily re-moved.
But if you want your timber garden building project to be mobile, you can look for a do-it-yourself kit. There are some of these available in hardware shops and you can buy one and then dismantle it and reassemble it on your own. This can save you a lot of money and increase the lifespan of your log cabins.
A regular application of timber treatment will also ensure that your log cabin lasts longer. A good timber treatment product will be able to protect your wood from weather, insects, sunlight and other factors that affect the quality of the wood. The most effective timber treatment is a water-based wood sealer. Water-based sealers prevent moisture and sun damage to your wood by penetrating deep into the wood pores. You should apply a wood treatment product every two to three years during the summer when temperatures are at their highest.
After applying a wood preservative, you need to protect the timber with varnish or a water-based timber sealer. You can choose from acrylic, epoxy or latex. After applying the sealant, the wood surface needs to be treated again with an oil based wood preservative. This will help protect your timber from weather, fungi, insects and moisture. This is the most important step in the lifespan of a log cabin – a regular preservative application will add years to its life.