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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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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.
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Trees & Shrubs for Your Cabin
Which trees and shrubs do I plant? Where do I plant them?
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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.
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Managing Lake Weeds at Your Cabin
First, do no harm to the water’s ecosystem when managing lake weeds at your cabin.
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Storing Your Cabin's Gear for the Water
Design inspiration for outfitting the lakefront & storing your cabin's gear for the water.
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Drainage and Erosion Problems Solved
Water is the driving force of all nature - learn how to manage drainage and erosion problems at the cabin.
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Reclaimed Pallet Wood
I would like to use old reclaimed pallet wood to build some outdoor furniture and other pieces for our cabin. What do I need to...
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Cabin Kitchen Remodel: Cottage Style
Get ideas for your cabin kitchen remodel by checking out this project done in a charming country style.
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What You Need to Know About Life Jackets
Who will be using it and how determines which style of life jacket is the right choice.
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Adding a Pergola to a Cabin Deck
Finding a way to shield the sun while still enjoying the outdoors led to this gorgeous addition to a cabin deck space.
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Maintaining Your Cabin Exterior
Tips for maintaining your beloved cabin exterior.
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Cabin Maintenance: When to Repair and When to Replace?
When to hold ’em, when to fold ’em. You know your cabin roofs are worth more than a winning hand at poker, so don’t leave its u...
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In the Name Of Preservation
Three ways to rehab–not rebuild–and preserve old cabins.
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How to Add Raised Planting Beds to Your Garden
If you want a garden without too much fuss, this landscaping project may be for you.