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Cabin Maintenance

Keeping up with a cabin, especially if it's a second home, can feel overwhelming. We provide the best tips and advice on maintaining the cabin so there are less undiscovered surprises that pop up.

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How to Save Roses from Deer
How to Save Roses from Deer
Attach deer fencing to posts to keep deer from eating rosebuds before they bloom.
How to Compost at Your Cabin
How to Compost at Your Cabin
Cabin composting is not only smart recycling, it's smart gardening.
The Complete Guide to Log Cabin Wood Finishes
The Complete Guide to Log Cabin Wood Finishes
Do's & don'ts for maintaining the wood finishes in your cabin
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Ask the Experts - Maintaining Your Dream Home
There are more stain types than just water- and oil-based. Each has its advantages.
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Learn Container Gardening to Suit Your Style
Learn to design container gardens for almost any style home, garden or personality.
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How to Stain Your Cabin Exterior
There are several options for exterior finishes at the cabin - should you paint or stain wood siding?
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Checklist for Winterizing the Cabin
Use these checklists to prep your cabin for the winter ahead, especially if you don’t plan to visit frequently.
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Heating and Cooling Your Cabin
Heating and cooling news for your seasonal home.
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5 Tips for Fruit Tree Success
How to ensure years of delicious produce from your very own fruit tree.
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Trees & Shrubs for Your Cabin
Which trees and shrubs do I plant? Where do I plant them?
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Boat Lifts, Canopies & Curtains
This is some cool stuff! Get inspired about boat lifts, canopies & curtains and start having fun on the water at your cabin.
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Managing Lake Weeds at Your Cabin
First, do no harm to the water’s ecosystem when managing lake weeds at your cabin.
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Storing Your Cabin's Gear for the Water
Design inspiration for outfitting the lakefront & storing your cabin's gear for the water.
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Berenstain Boating: Staying Safe on the Water
What not to do when you’re out on the boat and a lesson staying safe on the water.
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Drainage and Erosion Problems Solved
Water is the driving force of all nature - learn how to manage drainage and erosion problems at the cabin.
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Reclaimed Pallet Wood
I would like to use old reclaimed pallet wood to build some outdoor furniture and other pieces for our cabin. What do I need to...
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Cabin Kitchen Remodel: Cottage Style
Get ideas for your cabin kitchen remodel by checking out this project done in a charming country style.
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What You Need to Know About Life Jackets
Who will be using it and how determines which style of life jacket is the right choice.
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Adding a Pergola to a Cabin Deck
Finding a way to shield the sun while still enjoying the outdoors led to this gorgeous addition to a cabin deck space.