A high quality feel and just a spectacular classy design make the 6′ x 8′ Traditional 8′ Cabin Shed something which will stand with real pride in your garden. The look of the shed is very appealing with those four good sized windows allowing lots of light inside as well as making the outside of the structure look very open and friendly. There is a high quality door which is wide and high enough to make getting items and in and out as easy as possible. The shed offers you a very generous amount of room to store items, but its compact and clever design surprisingly mean it will be able to fit into even smaller gardens.
With how great looking this shed is it would be very easy to overlook just how high quality it is. Redwood has been used to make the 12 mm tongue and groove floor and roof boards as well as the shiplap cladding walls. This not only gives the shed its fantastic look, but this along with the very solid frame make it one truly robust structure that is going to last for many, many years. Most of the time to get a shed which not only has a very classy design like this, but is also very well made is going to cost you a whole lot of money. That is not the case here, you are getting high quality, an amazing look and a very reasonable price.
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How We Rate It
Longevity Of materials8.5/10
Ease of installation8/10
Value for money8/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
Shed Type And Roof Size
Treetops Traditional have been doing just an absolutely incredible job in making fantastic looking and affordable sheds that offer a very generous amount of storage space along with having a very stylish look to them. The 6′ x 8′ Traditional 8′ Cabin Shed really does give off a very positive first impression and in some ways we feel it resembles more of a summerhouse or cabin than it does a shed. As well as being pleasant to look at the shed has some reasonable space inside of it. You have right around 8 feet of width along with 6 feet of depth to make use of. Along the ridge of the shed there is just about 7 feet of height to make being inside the shed not require you to hunch over. The lowest point of the shed is the eaves which is 5 feet 6 inches high which is right around what we would expect in a modern shed.
Treetops Traditional manage to keep things high quality throughout and this starts right at the top of the shed with the roof. This is a very high quality apex roof which is made up with some lovely tongue and groove boards which are a very impressive 12 mm thick. On top of this we have some mineral felt to protect the roof and not allow for any water to make its way inside.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
The look and the feel of the 12 mm tongue and groove shiplap cladding is just high class all the way and actually it is some of the nicest cladding we have seen in quite some time. Much like the overall design of the shed it really does make it look more than just a basic storage shed and we do really like that. Made with very high quality redwood this cladding was not designed to only look good. It was also chosen because of how great it is at protecting what you have from rain.
Inside the shed keeping up those amazing looking walls is a very robust frame that is 44 mm x 27 mm. The sturdiness of this frame is pretty spectacular and we have no worries over its ability to last for many years. At the corners of the frame, Treetops Traditional have rounded them off which makes the frame that little bit more practical, but also it makes the frame fit in with the overall design of the shed. This is a very impressive frame and we have no issues with it at all, but incredibly, Treetops Traditional do offer the choice of installing an even more heavy duty frame inside.
12 mm tongue and groove boards are used for the flooring and we could not be any more impressed with this type of flooring. Most sheds will use standard sheet boarding, but here Treetops Traditional have made sure the floor is every bit as high quality as the rest of the shed. The amount of weight that this flooring can take is just incredible so do not worry about really loading this shed up with all kinds of items.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
The wood will be dip treated before it is shipped to you. This ensures that the wood will be protected against even the worst weather as it makes its way to your house and while you build it. This type of treatment though is not made to last so you will have to give it another coating fairly soon after construction. Yearly treatment is required in order to make sure the wood stays firm and looking fantastic.
This is a shed which is high quality in every way so, Treetops Traditional are giving you a full one year guaranty just in case something does go wrong.
Doors And Windows
The door is an impressive 2 feet 6 inches wide and 5 feet 9 inches high. Considering this is only a single door this is actually on the large side. There is a proper door handle to make opening and closing the door not a chore and to keep that door where it is supposed to be the 6′ x 8′ Traditional 8′ Cabin Shed has top quality door hinges. While this is a very impressively sized door, we have to tell you that if you want to store something very large in here that as an extra you can arrange to have a double door which is 3 feet 6 inches wide put onto the shed.
The shed has four windows on it with two on the front and then two on the side. These are solid windows which are made from horticultural glass to make them very strong. The windows on the shed are fixed, but for and extra £31.99 there is the option to have it so you can have a window which opens.
Security And Privacy
This shed offers you very high security it actually comes with a lock and key as standard. This is pretty rare these days and it is something we really like. The fact the door can be locked easily and the overall strong design of the shed make this one very secure place to store your items.
Those large windows do not really allow for a whole lot of privacy, but to be fair this is not something which we are concerned with as a classy set of curtains or even some blinds would solve this small problem very easily. If privacy is a pretty big concern of your then it may interest you to know that, you can actually request there to be no windows on the shed at all when you purchase it.
Customisation Options And Extras
As you have to treat the shed anyway, we feel that this would be a great way to give it your own personal touch by selecting a coloured wood treatment.
This is a shed that does have quite a few extras we already mentioned the windows and the heavy duty frame, but there are a couple of other extras available as well. First of all there is that glorious looking veranda that you can see on the pictures. This looks awesome and if you want to give the shed a bit more personality then this is worth looking into. As well as this they offer a set of wooden floor bearers for £34.99 which if you are building the shed on grass or a not so solid surface is something to consider.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
The overall quality of the materials used to build this shed are very impressive. They are even more impressive when you consider that this shed comes in at way under £1000.
Longevity Of materials8.5/10
As long as you look after the shed by remembering to treat it annually and also taking generally good care of it then, you will be able to make use of this for lots of years.
This is not the largest shed, but the space available here is fine. Just be sure to plan the way you store things and you will find that you have more than enough storage space.
Ease of installation8/10
You will need to get a friend to help you construct this and it will take around 2 to 4 hours. We find a packet of Jaffa Cakes and a mug of coffee is usually an easy way to persuade someone to help.
Value for money8/10
You are getting very good value for money with this shed because of the space it provides you and also in how long it will last due to the high quality of materials used for construction.
Final Thoughts: We are very pleased with what Treetops Traditional have done with their, 6' x 8' Traditional 8' Cabin Shed. To start with the quality of materials used to build the shed and the low price they are selling it for really is quite remarkable. Based on this alone it makes recommending the shed very easy, but of course as well as being very practical as you can tell from the pictures. This is a shed which has a very nice look to it and it will be something you really like to look at as it stands in your garden keeping everything safe from the rain and organised properly.