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May 2005

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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Features
Decking out the dock
Check out accessories and add-ons for entertaining, relaxing and having fun on the water.
pg. 34
Everything old is new again. Whether you like collectibles or reproductions, here's how to pull it all together.
pg. 46
This 10-point checklist will help you decide.
pg. 52
Lumber connectors
When it comes to joist hangers and post bases, most of us know just enough to be dangerous.
pg. 55
Too many doe-eyed plant-eaters in your yard? Here's what you can do to keep them away.
pg. 60
Know your night sky
Mark your calendar for a season-by-season look at this year's big celestial events.
pg. 66
Photo tips
How to photograph anything, anytime. Plus, details on Cabin Life's 2005 Photo Contest.
pg. 78
Grilling decisions!
Our guide to what's really important in the land of 'Que.
pg. 80
Departments
Heads (or Tails?): Should I take my lake association's challenge?
pg. 20
Keep Them Hooked: 13 great ideas for fishing with kids.
pg. 22
The Woodpecker: That's one well-designed bird!
pg. 26
Fit for the cabin
Breeze Machines: Eight unique ceiling fans for the fanatic in all of us.
pg. 30
Grill master
Hog Heaven: A party is a perfect excuse for a pig roast.
pg. 86
Moveable feast
Homemade Ice Cream: So delicious and so easy! This is what memories are made of.
pg. 90
My Cabin, My Hero: It was our long-overdue that turned our marriage around.
pg. 106
In Every Issue
From the deck
Decisions, decisions. Lots of advice for summer predicaments.
pg. 6
General delivery
Letters from Cabin Life, Cabin Living readers.
pg. 8
Questions & answers
Propane furnace, window woes, Friday rush, waterline puzzle.
pg. 10
Clips & quips
Pontoonmania, land values, mosquitoes, how to mow less, and more.
pg. 12
Photo album
Photos from readers' favorite getaways.
pg. 92
Regional spotlight
Highland Lakes, Texas.
pg. 93
Premiere properties/real estate directory
pg. 94
Marketplace/country store
pg. 99
Classifieds
pg. 105
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