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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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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 ...
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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 fire season inches nearer, we’ve put together a list of ways you can keep your home and family safe.
5 Reasons You Need a Compost Toilet
5 Reasons You Need a Compost Toilet
Compost toilets offer a solution to those who wish to maintain a small carbon footprint. Learn about the benefits to choosing t...
VIDEO: Moving into a Rental Cabin
VIDEO: Moving into a Rental Cabin
Kory Harrison from Backwood Wayz shares his new cabin rental and the process it takes to clean it up before moving in with his ...
Your Spring Boat Check List
Your Spring Boat Checklist
Prepare your boat for the warmer season with this check list to ensure you and your family are safe out on the water.
How to Prep + Clean Concrete for Staining
How to Prep + Clean Concrete for Staining
Before applying the stain, you need to prepare the concrete. This is a two-step process that consists of cleaning and then etch...
Cast Paver Options for Your Cabin Pathway
Cast Paver Options for Your Cabin Pathway
Possible looks for your paver path have grown a lot in recent years thanks to the introduction of cast-concrete pavers. You’ll ...