Tuindeco USA & Canada log cabins and gazebos are produced with great care and expertise in modern workshops from high quality Scandinavian spruce wood, with a humidity of 14-16%. Because Tuindeco uses "completely natural" building materials in the construction and construction of log cabins, it cannot be excluded that there may be small bends, shrinkage seams or small cracks on the surface of the wood. In addition, an irregular side branch pattern (knots) is characteristic of spruce wood.
Always ensure a good foundation and subsoil that is completely level. We can supply you with the foundation (with drainage) as an extra, but can also consist of, for example, curbs or tiles, sleepers or a brick foundation. If you have also purchased a wooden floor, you can support the floor joists, which should be about every 50 cm, with tiles. You can also put a hardwood pick next to it. With a wooden floor you can choose to mount the floor first, but it is also possible afterwards, if the log cabin has already been built.
Before you start, place all the elements belonging to one wall on that side. Sorting the wooden elements saves you a lot of running gear and simplifies assembly.
Make sure that the wall shelves fit well together. Use a wooden bobbin or a rubber hammer to secure the boards. Check with the first layer and after placing the first 5 layers whether the construction is still perpendicular. At a height of 5 shelves, you can lower the door complete with the frame into the doorway. The wall shelves under the window are usually 10 shelves high. If you have stacked up to window height, place 3 or 4 more shelves next to the window. Then lower the window frame into the opening. The window is 3 to 5 cm higher than the door at the top.
If you have reached the correct height with all walls, place the ridge pieces on the front and back wall. After this, you can simply lay the roof beams in the right place. Important! The log cabin will sink a few centimeters after.
The roof is boarded with roof boards with knife and groove. It is best to nail a board provisionally at the front, the back and in the middle. This way you can set the log cabin exactly perpendicular and straight. When attaching the roof boards, keep in mind that you leave ± 2 mm between the boards, this in connection with the operation of the wood. You will have to cut the last roof boards to size, start by laying the roof boards in front. After all the roof boards have been nailed down, you can finish the roof all around with the roof moldings and buoy parts.
Start by attaching the shingles at the bottom and follow the instructions as indicated on the package.
Once the log cabin is up and running, use the screws to secure the window frames. Do this on the bottom shelf so that the wood can work.
To prevent you from smashing the rods when attaching the glass slats, it is best to attach the glass slats to the frame first, and only then the rods. For example, the rods have support on the slats and it breaks less quickly.
Due to the action of the wood, it may happen that you have to adjust some elements to get a good connection.
For the log cabins with an awning of 170 cm, you will need a corner to attach the middle upright to the ridge girdling. Also make sure that the uprights are well founded, for example d.m.v. adjustable legs / pole points. The latter also applies to the log cabin with a side awning.
All Tuindeco log cabins come with a comprehensive installation manual. Describes more details using graphical representations. There are also all kinds of tips and tricks on offer, to simplify the construction. If you want to get a good impression of the construction of a Tuindeco Canada log cabin, take a look at the video below.
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