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April 2014

CBN140401
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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From the Editor
CBN-WE0214_2
By Mark R. Johnson
Hunting night crawlers with Grandma
pg. 6
Features
Dream Realized: Retiring on the Lake
A New Jersey couple is living the good life on the Chain O' Lakes in Wisconsin.
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Bonus photos of Tom and Barbara's retirement lakehome.
pg. 22
Decked Out!
Cabin decks and porches invite family and friends to sit a spell.
pg. 29
Blending Vintage & New
A Vermont summer house is rebuilt so that it retains old-camp charm while offering modern conveniences.
pg. 34
Raised Planting Beds
If you want a garden without too much fuss, this landscaping project may be for you.
pg. 44
Mother Nature's Bait Shop
Gathering live bait with kids can be as much fun as catching fish.
pg. 48
Hot Boats for the Cabin: Touring & Recreational Kayaks
High-performance touring boats for serious paddlers, and recreational boats for wildlife watchers and anglers.
pg. 50
In Every Issue
From the Deck
  • Picking paint colors
  • Gardening gear
  • Cabin playlist: fishing songs
  • Fun festivals in cabin country
  • And more!
pg. 8
Q&A
Finding a rowboat for your cabin.
pg. 17
My Cabin
Cabin on the Puget Sound and a retreat in Akron, Ohio.
pg. 18
Photo Album
Sunrise, sunset.
pg. 20
Now & Then
Finding comfort at the cabin.
pg. 21
Try one of these great fondue recipes for your next gals' weekend (or guys' weekend!).
pg. 54
Grill Master
Take your burger from ho-hum to haute cuisine, plus recipes for bison burgers and a spiked shake.
pg. 56
Tooling Around
  • Dealing with critters at the cabin
  • Lawn mower maintenance
  • DIY: Protect your watershed
pg. 58
Mountain retreat.
pg. 62
Cottage by the sea.
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: More about this "Little House" in Orleans, Mass.
pg. 66
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