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6′ x 2′ Forest Xtra Large Log Store

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 70 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: LGLOGSTOREHD

Size: 6' x 2'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 4

Mano Mano
£169.99
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Sheds.co.uk
£179.00
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ShedStore
£174.99
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BuyShedsDirect
£169.99
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Amazing! Ranked in the Top 6% of Garden Storage.
Position 52 of 1017 Garden Storage - Up 52 places from previous update.
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See how our panel of industry experts helped create the impartial judging criteria used to calculate the Expert Score.

Our verdict on the 6′ x 2′ Forest Xtra Large Log Store

The 6′ x 2′ Forest Xtra Large Log Store comes with a pent style roof, holds a 15 Years guarantee, is treated using a pressure treated process [1], and makes use of certified sustainable materials.

Base material: wood

Our experts say this has 3 stand out features. A stand out feature is something found on over 70% of the top 10% of products in a particular category or is an exceptionally good feature as rated by our panel of experts.

1. A 16mm thick cladding like the one used on walls of this garden storage is one of the best rated by our experts.

2. The hd wefs construction like the one used on the roof of this garden storage is rated one of the best by our panel of experts.

3. A pressure treated treatment like the one used on this garden storage is one our experts are happy to say is one of the best around.

Below is a brief overview of how some of the key points of this garden storage fairs across the market.

Cladding

The slatted cladding(walls) used here is the worst form of construction for garden storage walls out of the 6 types [2] we’ve identified on same-size garden storage, that you’ll also see getting used on 2% (22 of 965) of all garden storage analysed [3], as well as being used on 2% (2 of 96) of the top 10% of garden storage [4]. You’ll also find the slatted cladding showing up on 3% of 6′ x 2′ garden storage (2 in total) [5], and if we compare this item against those 2 we find it’s Expert Score is 17% higher than the average score for a 6′ x 2′ slatted garden storage.

The walls are 16mm thick and we rate this one of the best thicknesses out of the 5 found on same-size garden storage [6]. It is used on 1% of all garden storage [7] and is also used across 1% of the top 10% of garden storage [8] we analysed. Further analysis shows us that out of all 6′ x 2′ garden storage this is the only one to use 16mm thick walls [9].

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Roofing

Hd wefs is the cladding used for the roofing, our experts rate this one of the best forms of roof material out of the 2 types we’ve found on same-size garden storage [10]. This roofing material is used on 1% of all garden storage analysed, and 1% of the top 10% of garden storage. Out of all 6′ x 2′ garden storage we find this is actually the only one to use a hd wefs roofing.

A 10.0mm thick roof boarding was used on this garden storage which is an about average thickness used for a roofing material out of 4 thicknesses identified on same-size garden storage [11]. It’s used on 1% of all garden storage and 2% of the top 10% of garden storage. Our data on all 6′ x 2′ garden storage shows us this is the only one to use a 10.0mm roofing solution.

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Flooring

The manufactures of this garden storage chose osb for the floor construction, we rate this an about average form of floor construction and is the only type found on this size of garden storage [12]. This type of floor construction is used on 2% of all garden storage we analysed, and 16% of the top 10% of those garden storage. 5% of 6′ x 2′ garden storage (3 in total) use osb construction for the floor with this product having an Expert Score of 11% higher than the average.

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Height

The height of this garden storage is 1290mm (4′) which is 29% more than the average 6′ x 2′ garden storage, giving you 290.0mm (1.0′) extra height.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 29 6′ x 2′ garden storage with comparable specifications. The 6′ x 2′ Forest Xtra Large Log Store has an Expert Score that is 5% higher than average and is £70 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring garden storage out of the 29 with comparable specifications the following might be of interest.

Best value – If you are looking for something comparable that costs less, then you could save £1 with this Wooden Log Store Reverse Roof, W99xH126cm. It is priced at £187, this is 10% more than this and has an Expert Score of 92, 0 points equal than the 6′ x 2′ Forest Xtra Large Log Store.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 100 vs 92 for this product, the Forest Garden 6 x 2ft Timber Log Store with Tool Storage is the best 6′ x 2′ garden storage with comparable specifications, and is priced at £255, that’s £85 more than the 6′ x 2′ Forest Xtra Large Log Store.

High Wind Area – If you live in a particularly exposed or high wind area then having a garden storage with a thicker cladding and higher than average frame thickness can be preferable. We found at least 2 garden storage that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
6′ x 2′ Forest Xtra Large Log Store
Shiplap Pent Garden Store Pressure Treated

Coastal Consideration – If you live in a particularly wet or harsher environment such as by the coast then you might want to consider something with a more robust pressure treatment or something made from metal or plastic, both materials that are particularly suited to such harsh environments. We’ve found at least 3 garden storage that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
Forest Garden 6 x 2ft Timber Log Store with Tool Storage
Asgard 4 Metal Gas Bottle Storage
4’6 x 2’11 Trimetals Green Stowaway Garden Metal Storage Unit

Public-Facing – Extra security measures might be more of a concern if you’re placing your building in an area that is more public-facing than a garden. Features such as security windows or even having no windows at all, and the ability to lock all opening doors are usually much more important when you have something that is more public-facing. We found at least 3 garden storage that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
6×2.5 Biohort Metallic Bronze Leisure Time 180 Storage Box
6′ x 2′ Sapphire Anthracite Metal Garden Cushion Storage Box
5’10 x 2’7 Mercia Overlap Premium Tall Wooden Garden Storage

More Child Friendly – If you have children and you are looking for something that has that little extra in terms of durability then tougher glazing options might be a better option. Here we have at least 1 other options that will fill those needs.
Keter Manor 4 x 3ft Outdoor Garden Apex Storage Shed Beige/ Brown

Product Details

Building Type
Garden Storage, Log Stores, Narrow Log Stores, Tall Log Stores, Wooden Garden Storage
Metric Size (Meters)
6' x 2'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Pent
Cladding Type
Slatted
Cladding Thickness
16mm
Treatment Type
Pressure Treated
Guarantee
15 Years
Floor Material
OSB
Assembly Time (estimated)
1-3 hours
Persons To Assemble
2 people
Framing Size
45x28mm
Roof Material
HD WEFS
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
10.0mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
10.0mm
Frame Type
Standard
Roof Thickness
10 mm / 0.39 inch
Width At Base
1762 mm / 69.37 inch
Width Including Overhang
1825 mm / 71.85 inch
Depth
176 cm
Width
64 cm
Type
Log storage
Size
6' x 2'
Brand
Forest Garden
Treatment
Pressure treated
Internal Depth
620 mm / 24.41 inch
Internal Width
1640 mm / 64.57 inch
Depth Including Overhang
882 mm / 34.72 inch
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Height At Front
1134 mm / 44.65 inch
Height At Back
1289 mm / 50.75 inch
Short Name
6'x2' Forest Large Log Store (1.76x0.64m)
Annual Treatment
Not Required
Instructions Included
Yes
Packaged Format
Flat-packed
Wall Cladding
Slatted
Base Size Required Minimum
1760 x 640
Delivered From
Factory
Delivery Point
Kerb-side or Driveway
Warranty
15 (anti-rot) years
Floor Depth
620 mm / 24.41 inch
Floor Width
1762 mm / 69.37 inch
Height (Imperial)
1290mm
Height (Metric)
1290mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
1 3/4" x 1 1/8"
Framing Size (Metric)
45mmx28mm
Accreditations
Certified Sustainable
Depth Including Overhang (Imperial)
3'
Depth Including Overhang (Metric)
882.0mm
Width Including Overhang (Imperial)
6'
Width Including Overhang (Metric)
1825.0mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
2'
Depth At Base (Metric)
636.0mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
6'
Width At Base (Metric)
1762.0mm
Internal Depth (Imperial)
2'
Internal Depth (Metric)
620.0mm
Internal Width (Imperial)
5'
Internal Width (Metric)
1640.0mm
Height At Back (Imperial)
4'
Height At Back (Metric)
1289.0mm
Height At Front (Imperial)
4'
Height At Front (Metric)
1134.0mm

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Expert Score 9888988890
Price £139.00£254.00£84.00£229.00£214.99
Size 4' x 1'3' x 2'2' x 1'4' x 2'4' x 2'
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Guarantee 10 Years10 Years10 Years15 Years
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Joel Bird

Joel Bird

Profile

Our resident shed building expert Joel was the 2014 winner of Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year having beat over 10,000 applicants to win. He returned to the show the following year as a judge. He is also the author of The Book of Shed and has designed & built over 50 small bespoke garden builds. Joel has appeared on various TV or Radio shows include George Clarkes Amazing Spaces, Alan Titchmarsh Love your Garden, Chris Evans Breakfast Show and BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live.

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Sources

Merchants Checked

12 different sources were used to research information on this product, and 4 contained information that we were able to use to compile the data used on this page.

The following merchants were checked on the 06 August, 2022 to see if they stocked this product.

ManoMano UK – 922302 products checked, found 1 match.
Buy Sheds Direct – 1635 products checked, found 1 match.
sheds.co.uk – 1999 products checked, found 1 match.
Shedstore – 1373 products checked, found 1 match.
Waltons – 231 products checked, found no matches.
Wickes – 19576 products checked, found no matches.
B&Q – 78905 products checked, found no matches.
Wilko.com – 21232 products checked, found no matches.
Homebase – 35509 products checked, found no matches.
BillyOh – 1244 products checked, found no matches.
Garden Buildings Direct – 1284 products checked, found no matches.
Tiger Sheds – 635 products checked, found no matches.


1. Pressure Treated: Considered the most durable wood treatment, this is where the wood undergoes a process called tanalisation. This is where the timber is submerged in specialist wood preservatives (such as Tanalith E, this is actually the origin of the word ‘tanalisation’), this is a unique combination of copper and organic biocide ingredients (it is the copper that gives the finished wood the slightly green colour). The wood then goes into a high pressure vacuum tank (the Wood Protection Association has a good article/video on this) to draw out excess moisture and air and force in the preservatives.

This deep penetration of the exterior wood protects it from the elements and all forms of insect attack. Wood treated this way can last many years without being re-treated. The BS 8417 code of practice (this advises on the choice of timber species and the use and application of wood preservatives) says “ penetration to either 6 mm (15 years) or 12mm (for 30 years) has to be achieved in any exposed surface in sawn material.”

It is also worth noting that if cross cutting, notching or boring treated timber during or after installation, ALWAYS apply an end grain solvent-based (or oil-based) wood preservative treatment to the freshly exposed areas, this will maintain the integrity of the protection. NEVER put cut ends in the ground, even if end grain coated. 

3. Global cladding data sourced from: All slatted garden storage 

4. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 96 slatted garden storage 

5. 6′ x 2′ cladding data sourced from: 63 6′ x 2′ slatted garden storage 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 7mm, 12mm, 16mm 

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 16mm garden storage 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 96 16mm garden storage 

9. 6′ x 2′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 1 6′ x 2′ 16mm garden storage 

10. Roof material types identified: hd wefs, osb 

11. Roof thickness types identified: 8mm, 10mm 

12. Floor material types identified: osb 

Product ID: SKU: LGLOGSTOREHD

Size: 6' x 2'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 4

Mano Mano
£169.99
See Deal
Sheds.co.uk
£179.00
See Deal
ShedStore
£174.99
See Deal
BuyShedsDirect
£169.99
See Deal

Support WhatShed: by making a purchase after clicking a link above, a portion of the sale supports this site.