WOODCRAFT NEWS
December
12
2018
Artists impression of our garden cabin

A cabin build by Woodcraft UK

Posted on December 12, 2018

This is very much work in progress but we thought we would share this post with you so far. This is a bespoke cabin for a new client. The specification is for pressure treated timber walls, hardwood door and window frame and a roof system of EPDM, which stands for ethylene propylene diene monomer, and has a guaranteed life of 20 plus years. EPDM is a rubber based material and probably the most water resistant rubbers available and have excellent heat, ozone/weathering, and ageing resistance.


Wooden Cabin plan
Side view of wooden cabin with corner doorway
Birds eye view of wooden cabin showing roof joists
Drawing of Wooden Cabin in a finished state
Artists impression of our garden cabin
Drawing of side elevation of wooden cabin
Wooden cabin showing apex roof joists
Wooden cabin showing apex roof joists with sizes
Wooden cabin showing walls and doorway

We supplied the client with a full set of plans which included an option of door/window combination. The client requested a window on one side only where he preferred 1 large window instead of 2 smaller ones.

An apex/ridge roof was chosen over a pyramid hipped style roof and the client has chosen contrasting colours for the walls, frames and fascia boards in an opaque stain.

Scandinavian style interlocking joints

The first two lengths of timber joined using Scandinavian interlocking joints
Detail of Scandinavian interlocking joints
Lengths of timber showing Scandinavian interlocking joints

These three pictures here show the system of Scandinavian style interlocking joints we are using to start the build up of the walls. They are similar to Loose wedged Mortise and Tenon but each length of wood is a solid piece and slots in between each other without the need for an extra wedge to secure in place.

All of the timbers have been machined in our workshop, and the interlocking joints made.


Walls being built up in the workshop

Constructing the walls of the wooden cabin
Midway Construction the walls of the wooden cabin
Constructing the walls of the wooden cabin showing doorway forming

The interlocking joints make it a breeze in constructing the walls and very easily the wooden cabin starts to take shape.

Walls fully assembled​

Wooden cabin construction showing window space
Wooden cabin construction showing side window space
Walls completed for the wooden cabin

Walls fully assembled and hardwood door frame temporarily installed. When the cabin is completed it will be disassembled and either installed on the customers premises or shipped for self-assembly.

Roof joists in place

Wooden cabin with roof joists in place
Side view of wooden cabin with roof joists in place
Wooden cabin with roof joists in place ready for EPDM roof

Now that the roof joists are in place, these will be boarded over on site in readiness for the EPDM waterproof membrane.

Check back soon for an update as we complete construction of the hardwood cabin.