The Assembling of Shelves, Furniture, Equipments To Log Cabin Walls - The Do's & Don'ts

When it comes to the log cabin designs, there will be a slight change in the height of the individual wall logs, based on how much moisture has developed in the wood. Due to this change in height, this shrinkage could potentially be approximately +/- 20mm.  We accept this as natural in nature.

As a result of such changes, it is therefore important that great care is taken when furniture and equipment are attached to the wall. There is a risk of damage to the equipment and large gaps that could develop in the walls, should these guidelines be ignored.

We cannot stress the importance of following the correct methods that allow for a satisfactory installation. See below:

- A choice of using wall brackets as fittings is suitable, provided that the brackets only cross one or two logs.

- Should you choose to use a free standing shelving unit, we recommend that you do not try to fit it tightly against the wall. Whilst this would hold in position temporarily, the walls below would unfortunately shrink, causing unnecessary gaps in the wall.

- A flexible wire or braid would be sufficient to prevent the unit from being overturned. This method would allow the walls to rise and fall in a natural consistency and would prevent any movement.

- You can allow your shelving unit to hang on top, provided that it is long and does not touch the floor. DO NOT fix it at the bottom.

- In the event that you must fix the shelving unit atop and at the bottom of the wall, you must attach a vertical batten to the wall with a sliding bracket system we have available.

Have a look at the image below. This image demonstrates the natural movement of the wall height. When the first cabin was built, the electrical conduit was cut to fit to lay the flush against the wall.

As you can see over time, the wall height has shrunk and this has caused the plastic to form a bow. This will give you an idea of this concept.

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