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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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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.
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 ...
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?