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August 2015 issue Cabin Life
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. 
From the Editor
By Mark R. Johnson
It’s all about easy living at your favorite place.
pg. 6
Riverside Retreat
A 1,600-square-foot New Hampshire cabin created with imagination and determination.
pg. 26
Inviting & Unique Sleeping Spaces
With overnight space for 11, this retreat is designed so that many can enjoy the good life.
pg. 34
Durable Design & Décor
These kid- and pet-friendly materials are easy to care for and will last.
pg. 39
Deterring Theft & Vandalism
Secure your cabin, cottage or camp with a better lock and camera surveillance.
pg. 44
Cabin Olympics
Go for the gold while having a great time with family, friends and neighbors.
pg. 47
Quick Study: Docking Your Boat
11 Tips for getting it right, and not dinging the boat or the dock.
  • COMING SOON! WEB EXCLUSIVE: Watch a video of John Tiger's boat docking tips in action.
pg. 50
DIY Fishing Bracelets
When the weather turns sour, break the boredom by making cabiny jewelry with your kids or grandkids.
pg. 54
In Every Issue
From the Deck
  • 10 kitchen trends
  • Tropical mocktails
  • Cool stuff: telescopes
  • Chain saw artwork (WEB EXCLUSIVE: A video of Todd Lynd's carving skills)
  • And more!
pg. 7
Answers to your questions about choosing fishing sunglasses and how to get rid of flies indoors.
pg. 16
My Cabin
A couple restores a log cabin in Medford Lakes, N. J., and a family preserves a legacy in Aitkin, Minn.
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Bonus photos of the Beadlings' renovation process in Medford Lakes, N.J.
pg. 18
Photo Album
See our favorite winning images from recent Cabin Life photo contests.
pg. 20
Now & Then
The sunken island mystery.
pg. 21
Cabinology 101
The small cabin: an intimate place.
pg. 22
Gather 'Round
Easy meal planning for a big group at the cabin, plus a pizza recipe.
pg. 56
Tooling Around
  • Sustainable cabin construction
  • Illuminated patio pavers
  • Caring for an aging roof
  • Going off-grid
pg. 58
Restoration: An old forest service cabin on a Montana mountainside is redone by new owners. COVER STORY
pg. 66
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