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Cabin Maintenance

Keeping up with a cabin, especially if it's a second home, can feel overwhelming. We provide the best tips and advice on maintaining the cabin so there are less undiscovered surprises that pop up.

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Drainage and Erosion Problems Solved
Water is the driving force of all nature - learn how to manage drainage and erosion problems at the cabin.
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Reclaimed Pallet Wood
I would like to use old reclaimed pallet wood to build some outdoor furniture and other pieces for our cabin. What do I need to...
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Cabin Kitchen Remodel: Cottage Style
Get ideas for your cabin kitchen remodel by checking out this project done in a charming country style.
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What You Need to Know About Life Jackets
Who will be using it and how determines which style of life jacket is the right choice.
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Adding a Pergola to a Cabin Deck
Finding a way to shield the sun while still enjoying the outdoors led to this gorgeous addition to a cabin deck space.
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Maintaining Your Cabin Exterior
Tips for maintaining your beloved cabin exterior.
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Cabin Maintenance: When to Repair and When to Replace?
When to hold ’em, when to fold ’em. You know your cabin roofs are worth more than a winning hand at poker, so don’t leave its u...
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In the Name Of Preservation
Three ways to rehab – not rebuild – and preserving old cabins.
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Raised Planting Beds
If you want a garden without too much fuss, this landscaping project may be for you.
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Boat Lift Maintenance
Maintaining your boat life is important! Plus off-season care for your lift & cover.
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Mound Septic Systems for the Cabin
Tips for landscaping on your mound for your cabin's septic system.
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Keeping Deer at Bay
Although no plant is immune to the mouth of a really hungry deer, look to the mint or onion family if you want to plant perenni...
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Everything You Need to Know About Boat Covers
Get the boat cover that is right for you.
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How to Stain Your Log Cabin
Staining your log cabin is more than just an aesthetic choice — it’s essential protection to make your exterior last for the li...
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Get Your Cabin Ready for Spring
With the snow melting and the ground thawing, it’s time to get your cabin ready for the coming year. Here’s what should be on y...
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Winter-Friendly Flooring
What type of flooring should you use in your cabin that can withstand long cold winter months?
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Battery Powered Chainsaw
Editor Mark Johnson was never a fan of battery powered chainsaws, but after a more hands-on experience, he became a believer fo...