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June 2014

June 2014 issue Cabin Life magazine
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
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By Mark R. Johnson
Cabins differ, but cabin goers have a lot in common
pg. 6
Features
How to Achieve a Natural Look
COVER STORY: Stick to native plantings and follow these tips for your landscaping plan.
pg. 8
Summer Camp Revisited
A fun dogtrot design for a Smoky Mountain vacation home.
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Floor plans for this summer camp-style cabin in Tennessee.
pg. 24
An Outdoorsy Little River Cabin
A Chicago couple builds a small retreat that merges seamlessly with the outdoors on North Carolina’s Haw River.
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Bonus photos for this modern river retreat.
pg. 32
Build a Deluxe Porch Swing
Create a comfy spot for relaxation that your family and friends will covet.
pg. 39
Don't Let the Kids Burn Down the Cabin
If you share the cabin with others in your family, make sure to establish a few ground rules.
pg. 43
Waterfront Living
Integrating your dock into your outdoor living area.
pg. 48
Hot Boats for the Cabin: Pontoons
Four pontoon boats designed to offer maximum space, stability and enjoyment on the water.
pg. 50
In Every Issue
From the Deck
  • Happy hour playlist
  • Summer reading
  • Gifts for the cabin dad
  • Introduce your kids to fishing
  • And more!
pg. 8
Q&A
Prevent sewer gas odors, and info on finding a barrel bathroom vanity.
pg. 16
Inheriting a passion for cabins and cottages.
pg. 18
Photo Album
Celebrate summer!
pg. 20
Now & Then
The great boating escapade.
pg. 22
Quick & Easy Gourmet
Surprise your cabin guests with fresh watermelon recipes.
pg. 54
New accessories that will get you grilling this summer, and a recipe for a delicious homemade butter.
pg. 56
Tooling Around
  • How to repair screens
  • Choosing the right sander
  • Prevent grill accidents
  • Power-washing techniques
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Product review of the Yamaha PW3028 Power Washer
pg. 58
Hermit camp.
pg. 62
Salt pond cottage.
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: More about this small cottage in Mount Desert, Maine.
pg. 66
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