Wow is what most people will say when they stand in the shadow of the 8’8 BSW Log Store. We say shadow because this log store stands at over 8 feet tall. No other log store gives you as much room inside it as this one does. You have a ton of space to keep your logs safe from the elements. The spacious log store really makes certain that the logs are kept in the best shape possible. This way, when you come to use them, they will burn much more efficiently. The log store is half boarded and half slatted which really does give it a fantastic and smart look.
As you can see from the price, this is one very high end log store. It is made with 16 mm thick boarding. This is used for the floor, the roof and the walls. It is all kept together thanks to a solid and robust frame. A huge bonus of this log store is that all of the wood has been pressure treated. This means that the log store is able to handle anything the weather throws at it. Rot and decay will never be an issue thanks to the pressure treatment process the wood has gone through. The log store is a breeze to install as the asking price actually includes a full installation service.
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How We Rate It
Longevity Of Materials9.5/10
Ease Of Installation10/10
Value For Money7/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
Log Store Type And Roof Size
Ok so we know that you are having a hard time pulling your eyes away from that price tag. A price tag so large that Tony Stark would have to trade in one of his Iron Man suits to afford it. But please hear us out on why the 8’8 BSW Log Store is one of the best as well as most expensive log stores on the market. First thing, this looks incredible – it has such a well thought out design and it really does look amazing. At 7 feet 10 inches deep and 7 feet 10 inches wide, you have an incredible amount of space to store your logs in here. The highest point of the shed is 8 feet 10 inches which is just incredible. We have seen sheds that do not even come close to this. This huge amount of headroom means that you can walk in here and have easy access to all your logs. It also means there is a good airflow in here which will help keep those logs in top condition so that they burn more efficiently.
One extra thing we feel we have to mention here is that the huge price tag does actually include a full installation service. So this will be installed the same day that it is dropped off at your house.
They have gone for an apex roof with this log store and it is designed very well. One side is much more slanted than the other which not only looks great, but it will also really make sure that no rain sits on the top too long. There is a slight overhang which will help keep the rain from running down the sides. The roof is made with 16 mm thick solid sheet boarding so it is also very strong as well as easy on the eyes.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
It is the walls of the 8’8 BSW Log Store that really show that the people or person who designed this knew what they were doing. One side of the log store is fully boarded with overlap cladding that is 16 mm thick. The other side is made with slatted cladding that is also 16 mm thick. This mix ensures that there is plenty of airflow in the log store as well as protection if the weather gets a little bit too crazy.
Inside the log store is a very well made frame. They do not actually give any information about the dimensions of the frame, but our eagle eyes and years of experience tell us that at the very least this is a 28 mm x 28 mm frame. Most log stores that we have seen do not even have a frame, so seeing this in here is a very nice bonus.
A slatted floor has been used inside the log store and we really like it. We feel that the floor has a lot of style and as it is slatted it means that some airflow can get in and under the logs you have in here as well. In all, the whole inside of the log store is designed to make sure that the logs you have are in the best shape possible when it comes to burning them.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
All of the spruce timber boards have been pressure treated. This means that there is no need at all for you to treat the log store. This is a huge time saver and it will also mean that the log store will last for many years and as rot or decay will never be an issue, it will stay looking great for its whole life.
The 8’8 BSW Log Store is by far one of if not the most high end log stores that we have ever seen. But the one thing that has disappointed us is the warranty. You only get a one year manufacturer’s warranty with this. Considering the price, this is very disappointing. Now as this is made with top of the line, pressure treated materials, we are sure you will not have to make use of the warranty, but still we have seen far cheaper log stores come with warranties that last for as much as 15 years.
Doors And Windows
While there is not a door on the 8’8 BSW Log Store, there is a very large doorway. This is 6 feet 3 inches high and 2 feet 6 inches wide, so it is very easy to get your logs in and out of the log store. We have actually seen sheds that have doors far smaller than this, so the size of this doorway really is very impressive. We are sure that some would have liked to have seen a door on here, but to be honest with you we think that it looks fine without one.
There are no windows at all on this log store, but the slatted sides and the doorway will let in more fresh air than a small window ever could.
Security And Privacy
From the bottom all the way to the 8 foot top, this is one very solid and secure log store. Of course as there is no actual door on it there is not much if any security on offer, but at the end of the day this is a log store and not a place for expensive tools, bikes or anything else.
Privacy is not really something this log store offers. The reason we say this is because it is so huge it cannot help but grab people’s attention. Still privacy and log stores do not really go hand in hand, so we really do not have any concerns in regards to privacy.
Customisation Options And Extras
The design of the 8’8 BSW Log Store is best described as epic. With just one glance you know this is a high quality and very expensive structure. With that being said the design is great, but it has to be as there are no customisation options offered with this at all.
They do list a few extras with this log store such as shelving, an alarm kit and a wheelbarrow, but to be honest none are really necessary at all. The asking price does include installation, so that is one less extra you have to think about.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
As far as log stores go, this is as high quality as you can get. Until someone makes a solid gold log store, this one here is the highest quality log store on the market.
Longevity Of Materials9.5/10
The materials they have used here are excellent. This is going to give you many years of use and require very little, if any, upkeep from you.
Simply put, this is the largest log store we have ever seen. This dwarfs even some sheds!
Ease Of Installation10/10
A full installation service is included with the price so just kick back and have a cup of tea while the pros take care of the hard work.
Value For Money7/10
Look, we know why this is priced at what it is. This is the best money can buy, but you certainly need a whole lot of money to buy this. As good as this log store is, we know that the majority of people will have a very hard time justifying spending this kind of money on a log store.
Final Thoughts: The 8'8 BSW Log Store really is incredible. They have spared no expense with this log store and if you want it then you will certainly have to pay for it as it is the most expensive log store we have ever seen. For the money though, you are getting a log store that is very cleverly designed. Designed so that any logs that are put inside it are kept in the best condition possible. This is like a dream log store. Almost like the designer decided to make the world’s best log store and not make any sacrifices in the design at all. We have seen sheds, summerhouses and log cabins that do not have the wow factor this does. This really is an amazing log store and if you are super rich or win the lottery, then we say go for it. But at the same time we have a hard time recommending a log store that is so highly priced to the average Joe.