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Log Cabin Corner Garden House Melanie 2.8m x 2.8m

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Product overview

Product overview

This corner garden house is the perfect solution for smaller backyards, just tuck it away in a corner and enjoy a spacious, light filled home away from home in the garden.

The front windows are almost full length and let in plenty of sun, making it the ideal spot to work, create or just relax. Double doors give easy access and mean you can open the space right up when the weather is good.

Crafted from kiln dried Nordic spruce, the chalet cut 28mm thick logs offer increased protection against the elements, while the tongue and groove floor and roof construction makes for a precise, quality finish.

With comprehensive instructions, assembly is easier than you might expect, while the house is delivered untreated and unfinished, so you can choose the stain or colour that fits best with your location.

The 5 Year Manufacturer Warranty means you know it’s going to be a standout feature or your garden for many years to come.

Whether you need a quiet space to work, or somewhere to just get away from it all, this log cabin is a stylish, practical addition to any backyard.

Transform that quiet, unused corner of your garden into the perfect backyard hideaway by ordering yours today.

• Traditional Nordic apex roof garden house with double doors
• 6.8m² of floor space
• Renewable kiln-dried Nordic Spruce
• Delivered unfinished – choose your own colour or finish
• 4mm glass door and side windows
• Reversible construction
• Storm bracing
• Low door sill with stainless steel covers
• Tongue and groove flooring and roof for a quality finish
• Roofing shingles included
• Chalet cut wall logs
• Foundation joists included
• 5 Year Manufacturer Warranty

Dimensions: W 2.8m x D 2.8m x H 2.97m
Floor area: 6.8m²
Ridge height: 2.97m
Eaves height: 2.17m
Door opening size: W 134cm x H 180cm
Window size: W 90cm x H 144cm
Wall thickness: 28mm
Roof panel thickness: 1.6cm
Floor board thickness: 1.9cm
Glass: 4mm
Packaged size: L 320cm x W 120cm x H 70cm
Weight: 903kg

Construction Points:

A good foundation is the key to guaranteeing the longevity and quality of your cabin. Only a completely level, rectangular foundation and bearers will ensure problem-free installation of the cabin.

The floor must be a minimum of 50mm off the ground, preferably more. The underside of the floorboards and the joists should be painted thoroughly and care taken to ensure enough airflow under the house. We recommend using Malthoid DPC between joists and the ground.

Your chosen site must be levelled and compacted to minimise ‘settling’. We recommend using strip or spot foundations, concrete foundations or pavers or a cast concrete bed.

If unsure consult with, or have the foundation prepared by a specialist.

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Note: This video shows the construction of a similar log cabin from Palmako, however it does not represent this exact product.

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Customer questions

Questions and answers

-2 votes
q: The photos of the Melanie 2.8 cabin show Windows and doors with glazing beads (colonial) and with ought. Q is , is this an option selection at purchase?
a: You get both options with the cabin. The glass is single pane, you just add the trim over it if that's the look you want.
By Trade Tested on May 22, 2019
Customer reviews

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
Penny Southland

Worth the effort.

15 days ago


This little studio was the hardest thing l have ever tackled, not being very good at doing jigsaws. But Trade tested came through and advised me that there is a company call Kitset Assembly that is based in Auckland, however has people all over NZ who can come and assemble the studio for you. Living in rural Southland that was the answer for me. Love my studio and have it plumbed and wired, all that is required is the bed and l would never have to leave. Gets all day sun and tons of light for me to paint. Thank you Trade Tested.

RKT Manawatu


3 months ago


it's a beauty. it really needed a membrane to go under the roof tiles and a few extra bolts and info for constructing the roof but apart from that it really is a beauty thanks

Jim Whakatane

A great addition to the neighborhood.

6 months ago


Very happy with my new summerhouse office. As others have noted it required a lot of effort and some thought as the instructions were pretty generic but I managed to do the whole job on my own. Assembling the walls was great fun. A lot of people asked about it and all love it - I should have taken on the agency . . . and well done Trade Tested!

Carol Auckland

dream cabin

10 months ago


What the dream cabin should look like!It took some time to assemble, but it was definitely worth it

Robbos Waikato

Log cabin

about 1 year ago


We love the finished product. We did have help from a clever friend as it was a little tricky to assemble but worth it.

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