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.

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 will look great and last for years to come at your cabin.
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
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?
Cabin Security SimpliSafe
Why You Should Install a Security System at the Cabin
Protect your place while you're away–whether for the weekend or the season.
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?
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...
Heating and Cooling Your Cabin
Heating and cooling news for your seasonal home.
5 Tips for Fruit Tree Success
How to ensure years of delicious produce from your very own fruit tree.
Trees & Shrubs for Your Cabin
Which trees and shrubs do I plant? Where do I plant them?
Boat Lifts, Canopies & Curtains
This is some cool stuff! Get inspired about boat lifts, canopies & curtains and start having fun on the water at your cabin.
Managing Lake Weeds at Your Cabin
First, do no harm to the water’s ecosystem when managing lake weeds at your cabin.
Storing Your Cabin's Gear for the Water
Design inspiration for outfitting the lakefront & storing your cabin's gear for the water.
Drainage and Erosion Problems Solved
Water is the driving force of all nature - learn how to manage drainage and erosion problems at the cabin.