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August 2014

August 2014 issue
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
Keeping memories alive, for the love of it
pg. 6
Features
Renovating a North Woods Family Treasure
This cabin may be small, but it's big on enjoyment for family & friends. COVER STORY
pg. 24
Going Small
Six inspiring cabin designs ranging from 300 to 1,600 square feet.
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Floor plans for these six small cabin designs.
pg. 31
Family Affair
A 1940s ski cabin gets transformed into a modern-day eco-friendly retreat.
pg. 36
Connecting with Nature
Find peace and well-being by reconnecting with the great outdoors.
pg. 44
Hot Boats for the Cabin: Canoes
Six canoes to help you add some water fun to your time at the cabin.
pg. 48
No-Mow Native Ground Covers
Four guidelines for creating a natural landscape at your cabin.
pg. 52
In Every Issue
From the Deck
  • Custom railing panels
  • Dutch hex signs
  • Yurts, yurts, yurts!
  • August bass fishing tips
  • And more!
pg. 8
Q&A
How much power do you get from solar electricity? How do you introduce a puppy to the cabin? Which direction should a cabin face?
pg. 18
Getting the cabin you want without breaking the bank.
pg. 20
Photo Album
Cabin traditions.
pg. 21
Now & Then
Where have the flowers gone?
pg. 22
Quick & Easy Gourmet
Bacon recipes for those of us who can't get enough, but are willing to share.
pg. 54
Grill Master
Nine tips for barbequing delicious veggies, a recipe for a grilled vegetable and Gorgonzola salad, and three white wine pairings.
pg. 56
Tooling Around
  • Monitor your lake's water quality
  • Outdoor flooring
  • Rotating-bit tools
pg. 58
Green retreat.
pg. 65
Small Cabin Escape
Eagle point.
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Bonus photos and floor plans of this compact cabin that blends in with the landscape of San Juan Island, Wash.
pg. 66
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