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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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Fire Restrictions: What Does a Fire Ban Mean?
Fire Restrictions: What Does a Fire Ban Mean?
The United States Forest Service uses its fire restriction and fire ban system to stop dangerous activities when the risk of starting a fire is high.
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How to Keep Leaves From Falling Off Your Houseplants
Learn how to keep the leaves on your houseplants intact—no matter the season.
Find the Best Air Conditioner for Your Cabin this Summer
The Best Air Conditioner for Your Cabin this Summer
We’ve put together an air conditioner guide to help you best equip your home's rising temperatures this summer.
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The Best Life Jackets for Dogs
We've rounded up the best life jackets to keep your dog safe on the water this summer.
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6 Steps to Building a Flower Bed
Follow these 6 easy to steps to create the best flower bed for your garden.
DIY Deck Planters
DIY Deck Planters
These inexpensive planters are easy to customize and will give your deck a personalized touch.
How to Update a Worn-Out Deck
How to Update a Worn-Out Deck
This deck was in need of an update, but it wasn't anything we couldn't handle on our own. Follow this advice and you can update...
Check Out This Amazing Deck Makeover
Check Out This Amazing Deck Makeover
A bare and boring deck didn’t entice anyone to head outside to relax — but a dramatic makeover turned it into the perfect outdo...
Decorate Your Outdoor Seating Area with Style
Decorate Your Outdoor Seating Area with Style
It doesn't take a lot to enjoy spending time in the garden, but following these decorating tips can make your outdoor seating a...
Create Shade and Privacy at Your Cabin
Create Shade and Privacy at Your Cabin
A little shade and the right decor can transform a plain outdoor space into a sanctuary where you'll want to spend all your day...
3 Tips to Make Big Containers Easier
3 Tips to Make Big Containers Easier
Containers should be fun, not work. Here are three handy tips that’ll make it easier to enjoy your containers without breaking ...
Pros (And Cons!) of Deck + Patio Flooring
Pros (And Cons!) of Deck + Patio Flooring
Of the many choices involved in building a deck or patio, which material to use is one of the most important. This guide will e...
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The Difference Between Water-based and Oil-based Stain
Here’s a quick checklist when deciding which stain to use.
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Designing For a Low Maintenance Home
Design tips that you want to keep in mind for a low maintenance home.
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Pros and Cons of Using a Clear Coat On My Exterior Logs
Learn the pros and cons of using only a clear coat to achieve a natural look over time.
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How to Prevent Cracks From Growing
4 key things to do to slow down the rate of evaporation and rate of cracking.
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Avoiding UV Exposure and Natural Oxidization
Learn about the 4 options for getting rid of the picture frame effect after being affect by UV exposure and natural oxidization.
How to Take Care of Outdoor Fabric
How to Take Care of Outdoor Fabric
Fabric can add a flair of color to any outdoor space, but what happens when the fabric gets damaged? Here are some quick tips t...
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The Difference Between Logs and 2x4s
Three of the (very technical) reasons why logs are special.
Four Fast-Growing Trees
4 Fast-Growing Trees to Plant at the Cabin
Trees are the perfect accessory to any outdoor space, but waiting for them to grow can be a challenge. These four fast-growing ...