August 2012

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. 
From the Editor
By Mark R. Johnson

Whether it’s the Nifty Nook or Sally’s Place, the cabin is a place to connect

pg. 6
Time Travelers: Four Wooden-Boat Restorers

We get a glimpse into what motivates the boat restorers who breathe new life into antique and classic wooden boats.

pg. 26
Bonus photos for "Time Travelers," including images of restored classic boats and restoration shops.
5 Hot Pontoons for 2012

Family fun on the water is part of the pontoon family’s DNA.

pg. 29
A Field Guide to Clouds

All clouds form the same way, but their different appearances tell you what weather will follow.

pg. 32
Flies that Really Bite

Find out how to tolerate these pesky little things and why you may actually want to.

pg. 34

Improve your photos by getting closer to wildlife.

pg. 36
More photos and "Wildlife Photography Tips" from Bob Gress.
A funky old summer camp makes way for a family retreat that captures lake views from every room. COVER STORY
pg. 38
Detailed floor plan of "A Cabin Designed for Prime Views."

How a practical device became an iconic American art form.

pg. 46
More photos of "Duck Decoys" and glimpses of the contemporary artists who carve them.
Sally's Place: A Beloved Old Cottage

This family waterfront retreat has 113 years of stories to tell.

pg. 50

Seven things you can do to prevent storm-water runoff, erosion and even algae blooms in your lake.

pg. 54
In Every Issue
From the Deck

High-flying Turkey Vultures, how to refurbish a teak ski-boat deck, fishing tips from Larry, the skipper test, lake art we love, accessories to protect your boat, classic boat shows, kitsch, cool stuff for lakeside living, the gear you need for gardening, severe weather safety tips, and more!

pg. 8
More of GB's quirky cabin signs featured in the "Kitsch" section of From the Deck.

Cleanup time! How to tackle muddy dog paws and hard-to-wash windows.

pg. 20
The View from Here
Paul Sullivan: Life’s a beach.
pg. 21
My Cabin
A Minnesota family’s lakeside cabin is a dream come true, and a New Hampshire island cottage is a worthwhile investment.
pg. 22
Floor plan: Maximize lake views.
pg. 56
Grill Master

Catch of the day: grilled whole stuffed fish, spicy grilled catfish and planked walleye with maple glaze.

pg. 58

Sip in the sun: Four great grilling wines, craft beer in a can, and our favorite infusions.

pg. 60
Quick & Easy Gourmet

Summer smoothies: green machine, blue-raspberry and bedazzled berry.

pg. 61
Lights Out
A lake of lost and found.
pg. 66
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