March 2013

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
Mark Johnson
By Mark R. Johnson
The passion for cabins, cottages, lakehomes and camps stretches far and wide
pg. 6
Hot Boats for the Cabin: Fish & Ski

Here’s a look at four crafts ready to multi-task for today’s families.

pg. 24
Prevent Dock Rash
Protect your boat with mooring whips.
pg. 27
What a professional designer can provide when building, renovating or adding on. COVER STORY
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Design insights from architect Christine L. Albertsson, AIA, CID, NCARB.
pg. 28

Tearing down walls, but keeping memories.

  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Bonus photos and floor plans of a Minnesota lake cabin that opened up when a few of its walls were torn down.
pg. 34
Renovation Showcase

Beauty, smarts and practicality. Discover 23 products for renovating your cabin.

pg. 40

Make a statement with your stairway design.

pg. 46
Dress up your cabin for spring with this landscaping project.
pg. 50
In Every Issue
From the Deck

American Robins, a log studio, history of drywall, bookshelf, reverse osmosis water treatment systems, skipper test, fishing tips from Larry, lake association spotlight, kitsch, fun festivals, ATV buying tips, and more!

  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: How reverse osmosis systems are used to produce maple syrup.
pg. 7
Protect your wood floors during renovations.
pg. 16
My Cabin

Creating a cabin that honors the past, and a cherished lakehome transformed.

pg. 18
Photo Album
Cabin smiles.
pg. 20
Now & Then
Renovation consternation.
pg. 22
Are We There Yet?
Roasting the woods.
pg. 53
Floor plan: Dogtrot log cabin.
pg. 58
Quick & Easy Gourmet
Save precious cabin time with the one-pot meal approach.
pg. 60
Grill Master

7 Tips for picking the right gas grill. Plus, a recipe for grilled lamb with roasted garlic sauce, and luscious lamb-friendly wines.

pg. 62
Small Cabin Escape
Nestled in.
pg. 66
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