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March 2015

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
Charlie and Mark Johnson
Ready to Travel?
These pages will take you to cottages, lakehomes and cabins in six states.
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Renewal at the Lake
An uninspired Montana lakehome becomes a rustic gem of a cabin. COVER STORY
  • COMING SOON! WEB EXCLUSIVE: View bonus photos and before-and-after floor plans of this reclaimed retreat.
pg. 24
Simplicity Runs Through It
A family’s easy-living retreat is all about getting close to the land.
pg. 32
Long-Distance Renovation
How to manage your remodeling project to ensure success even when you’re hundreds of miles away.
pg. 38
Renovation Showcase
Products for improvements at the cabin … roll up your sleeves!
  • COMING SOON! WEB EXCLUSIVE: Read about more renovation products not shown in the magazine.
pg. 45
Discover Zany Landmarks
Fun on the roadside as you make your way to cabin country.
  • COMING SOON! WEB EXCLUSIVE: Browse more images of zany landmarks across cabin country.
pg. 50
Let's Go Paddling
Get the whole family ready for a fun canoe or kayak outing.
pg. 54
In Every Issue
From the Deck
  • News for cabins in national forests
  • Cabin art
  • Catching walleye
  • 5 renovation apps
  • And more!

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Answers to your questions about mice moving in, plus installing an exhaust fan over a stove.
pg. 16
My Cabin
A “Tulip Cabin” in the San Bernardino Mountains of California.
pg. 18
Now & Then
Love thy neighbor.
pg. 20
Cabinology 101
The kitchen is king.
pg. 22
Gather 'Round
If you can’t hire a cook, bring the slow cooker.
pg. 58
Tooling Around
  • Mold & mildew
  • Controlling humidity
  • Window replacement
  • Hidden deck fastener systems
pg. 60
Small Cabin Escape
Flowering cabin.
  • COMING SOON! WEB EXCLUSIVE: Read more about this escape in on Lake Pend Oreille in northern Idaho.
pg. 66
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