April 2009

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. 
Cabin Living
Fire it up!
With this insider info, your dream grill won't stay a dream for long.
pg. 9
Clips & tips
Bookshelf: Birding at its best — and craziest.
Landscaping: Clean, crisp edges in a snap.
Win Great Prizes: 2009 photo contest.
Bird Watch: Spotlight on the fox sparrow.
PFDs: Get your kids to follow the leader.
Skipper Test: Test your knowledge.
Boating: The tool kit every captain needs.
pg. 10
Dodging bulls at 4,000 feet — just another Sunday drive home from the cabin.
pg. 14
Best fish & ski boats
The ultimate versatile boats for the cabin.
pg. 15
Tips for getting the kids 'hooked.'
pg. 19
How to till a garden
The first steps to creating your very own patch of paradise.
pg. 21
Danger: rabbits!
A playful look at bunny-proofing your cabin.
New gear to give your back a rest.
pg. 23
Pontoon mania!
Readers showcase the endless ways they have fun on the water.
pg. 24
Catch some gnarly waves on your lake.
pg. 26
Prime pwc picks
Find the perfect ride for you!
pg. 28
A delicious Indian dish in mere minutes.
pg. 30
Grill master
Build a better burger — all it takes is a little something extra.
With recipes for:
Simple Sirloin Burgers
Herbed Butter Burgers
Blue Cheese Burgers
pg. 32
Life at my cabin
A reader's pursuit of perfection.
pg. 34
Cabin Home
Beautiful boathouse
Lakefront living — literally.
pg. 35
Clips & tips
Building a Boathouse: Still possible in areas.
Mortgages: Tips for securing a second home mortgage.
Cool Stuff: Light your patio with a warm glow.
My Cabin: Florida style; Lake Panasoffkee, Fla.
Entrance Gates: Added security.
pg. 36
Dreams on paper
Large windows and a spacious deck make this house plan a gem for a lake lot.
pg. 39
Retro cottage
Rebuilding: Contemporary comforts and beauty — rooted in yesterday's traditions.
pg. 40
DIY: miter saw
This tool can make you look good. Make the most of yours.
pg. 44
Stone cottage
Featured Getaway: This cabin's fan club spans five generations — and with a new addition, it's going stronger than ever.
pg. 46
Can an exterior sprinkler system prevent your cabin from burning?
PLUS: 11 must-know tips for protecting your place from destruction.
pg. 50
Going Green: This cabin owner takes sunshine and saving money seriously.
pg. 53
It can make the difference between realizing your cabin dream ... or not.
pg. 55
In Every Issue
From the deck
pg. 6
General delivery
pg. 7
Premiere properties
pg. 59
Real estate directory
pg. 60
Marketplace/country store
pg. 61
pg. 65
Featured advertisers index
pg. 65
Lights out:
"Roughing" It
pg. 66
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