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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 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.
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 Check List
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 ...
How to Pave a Cabin Pathway
How to Pave a Cabin Pathway
Create a perfect passageway between points in your yard by building a paver pathway. Here’s how to put together a path that wil...
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.
Why Buy a Lawn Tractor for the Cabin
Why Buy a Lawn Tractor for the Cabin
Lawn tractors are a fun and practical purchase for your cabin!
Building with Concrete Logs
Building with Concrete Logs
Concrete logs are a stylish and fire-resistant alternative to traditional wood logs.
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 Expert - Maintaining Your Dream Home
We've asked industry experts, Sascho Sealants to help us answer your questions on all things maintenance. Each month in our Cab...
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Lake Association Spotlight: Douglas Lake
Does your lake have an association that’s improving water quality like Douglas Lake?
Container Gardening
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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Small Cabin Heaters: What Are Your Options?
Need some suggestions for heating your cabin when it gets cold? Here are some tips for choosing the right small cabin heaters f...
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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.