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April 2015

April 2015 issue
Cabin Life brings you the joy of cabin, cottage and lakehome living with ideas, information, and inspiration for your special place. Gorgeous photos, beautiful cabins, renovation ideas, delicious recipes and fun weekend projects are only a few of the things you'll receive in every issue of Cabin Life magazine. 
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From the Editor
From the Editor layouts
It’s just one thing that makes cabin owners special.
pg. 6
Diamond in the Rough
A family in Wisconsin transforms a run-down lake cabin into a glorious retreat.
pg. 24
Hillside Heaven
This bright, breezy retreat captures mountain views and embraces North Carolina’s outdoors.
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Bonus floor plans for this vacation home built for its owners with an eye toward retirement.
pg. 32
In With the Old
Antiques and collectibles make any cabin feel lived-in and cozy.
pg. 38
Get the look you want for your patio space at the cabin.
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: More photos to inspire your cabin patio design.
pg. 41
An Outdoor Room at Last
Finding a way to shield the sun while still enjoying the outdoors led to this gorgeous addition to a deck space.
pg. 45
They Didn't Come From Mars
Invasive species sometimes outcompete, outgrow and outlast just about everything. Here’s what you can do to stop them.
pg. 48
Bag Toss Boards
Make your own set for fun at the cabin this summer.
pg. 52
In Every Issue
From the Deck
  • Pocket neighborhoods
  • April gardening
  • Cool stuff: patio furniture
  • Pontoon mania
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Watch a video about that captures the essence of wakesurfing.
  • And more!
pg. 7
Digital calendar options make it easier to share the cabin.
pg. 16
My Cabin
Realizing a rustic dream in Oregon.
pg. 18
Now & Then
A passionate lifestyle.
pg. 20
Cabinology 101
Outdoor showers.
pg. 22
Gather 'Round
Shore lunch at the cabin or wherever you happen to be.
pg. 56
Tooling Around
  • Trailer storage & maintenance
  • Backing up a trailer
pg. 60
Stone cottage.
pg. 66
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