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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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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 days. These tips are a great way to get started.
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.
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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 ...
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Caulking 10
A crash course that help your get your caulking done right.
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6 Easy Ways to Create Shade
Shade is relaxing, cooling, good for your skin... We’ll show you six ways to get it — from instant to worth-the-wait.
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Tips and Tricks For Power Washing
Power washing tips to ensure you get the best results for your staining job.
How to Fix Torn Down Chinking and Caulking
How to Fix Torn Down Chinking and Caulking
Learn about the 4 major causes for why your chinking and caulking is tearing down the middle and how you can fix it.
How to Stain a Patio
How to Stain a Patio
Want to turn your plain patio into an inviting outdoor oasis? All you need is one weekend and an easy-to-use concrete staining ...
Build a Pergola + Privacy Screen for your Deck
Build a Pergola + Privacy Screen for your Deck
By starting with the existing framing and adding distinctive new elements above it, you can create a deck that stands out. Here...
How to Remodel a Deck
How to Remodel a Deck
Start with your old, tired deck. Add one, or all five, of these easy-to-build projects. Then enjoy your great-looking outdoor r...
The Best Types of Fences for Your Cabin
The Best Types of Fences for Your Cabin
All hail the mighty fence. Before you buy, consider its purpose and timeless style.
How to Fireproof Your Home Before Summer's Fire Season
How to Fireproof Your Home Before Summer's Fire Season
As the 2018 fire season inches nearer, we’ve put together a list of ways you can keep your home and family safe.