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DIY + Woodworking at the Cabin

"Do-it-yourself" or DIY projects save a lot of money in the long-run. We share our favorite weekend DIY and woodworking projects that you can complete in your spare time at the cabin.

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Decorate Your Outdoor Seating Area with Style
Decorate Your Outdoor Seating Area with Style
It doesn't take a lot to enjoy spending time in the garden, but following these decorating tips can make your outdoor seating area feel like part of the home.
Pros (And Cons!) of Deck + Patio Flooring
Pros (And Cons!) of Deck + Patio Flooring
Of the many choices involved in building a deck or patio, which material to use is one of the most important. This guide will e...
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 ...
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...
5 DIY Projects to Spice Up Your Cabin Kitchen
5 DIY Projects to Spice Up Your Cabin Kitchen
These easy DIY projects will fuel your creative spirit and give your cabin kitchen a personalized touch.
Pontoon Makeover: How to Update a Pontoon Boat
Pontoon Makeover: How to Update a Pontoon Boat
Here's a step-by-step guide on how to breathe new life into your boat by refurbishing the deck & furniture.
Washer Toss Game Set
How to Build a Washer Toss Game Set
This easy woodshop project will yield hours of family fun - here's how to make your own washer toss game set!
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A Cabin Tree House in California
A love for a tree house is handed down from mother to son.
Should You Build Your Own Dock?
DIY Dock: Should You Build Your Own Dock?
Your official resource to help you replace, complete building plans, or design and build your own dock on-site.
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How to Build & Enjoy An Outdoor Solar Shower
An outdoor solar powered shower is appealing to the cabin owner because of its simplicity.
How to Refurbish a Teak Ski-Boat Deck
How to Refurbish a Teak Ski-Boat Deck
If your ski boat’s teak deck is looking a little weathered, restore it to its former glory with just a few simple steps.
How to Replace Your Pontoon Floor
How to Replace Your Pontoon Floor
Is the floor on your pontoon soft, carpet moldy and rotting, and you’re wondering if the next wave you hit might buckle your pa...
DIY: How to Build a Rustic Log Coatrack
DIY: How to Build a Rustic Log Coatrack
Anyone can buy a wall-mounted coatrack on the Internet, but making your own is a lot more fun. Here’s how you do it.
How to Make an In-ground Fire Pit
How to Make an In-ground Fire Pit
A few simple tips and tricks from making your very own fire pit.
How to Make an Ice Rink at the Cabin
How to Make an Ice Rink at the Cabin
Enjoy ice-skating this winter with these tips on making an impromptu ice rink at the cabin.
6 Easy Steps to Building a Deck
6 Easy Steps to Building a Deck
Follow these steps to build the perfect deck for your cabin.
Building a Deck that will Last
In this video, Cabin Living Editor, Mark Johnson shares a few tips for properly joining your new deck to your cabin.
Restoring Your Deck
EASY STEPS TO IDENTIFY AND REPAIR A DAMAGED DECK
Advice From Log Home Experts: Finish Your Cabin Build
To DIY or not to DIY? That's the question,and log home experts offer some advice on how to finish your cabin build.