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June 2013

CBN130601
Cabin Life brings you the joy of cabin, cottage and lakehome living with ideas, information, and inspiration for your special place. Gorgeous photos, beautiful cabins, renovation ideas, delicious recipes and fun weekend projects are only a few of the things you'll receive in every issue of Cabin Life magazine. 
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From the Editor
Mark Johnson
By Mark R. Johnson
Do you have a bucket list? If so, how many of your goals are centered on cabin living?
pg. 6
Features
See More Wildlife
By following a few tips, you and your family can make your nature hikes even more memorable.
pg. 24
Hot Boats: Pontoons
Pontoon boats can do virtually anything other boats can do and without leaving as many family members behind.
pg. 29
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
What a great way to experience a lake!
pg. 32
Mountain Lodge Remodel
One family makes a river cabin come to life by bringing the outside in. COVER STORY
pg. 36
Eat, Drink and Be Married
Insider advice for hosting a wedding/reception at the cabin.
pg. 44
Sleeping a Crowd
Easy and comfortable solutions for a restful stay at the cabin.
pg. 48
Custom Floor Plan
Expert tips from an architect on modifying a cabin design to fit your family.
pg. 51
In Every Issue
From the Deck
  • Color inspirations: emerald
  • Remodeling forecast for 2013
  • Insuring your toys
  • Design your dock layout
  • Vintage kitsch
  • Great grilling gear
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Even more grilling cool stuff.
pg. 8
Now & Then
Bring your own TP.
pg. 18
My Cabin
A fun cabin tradition and a riverside retreat among the treetops.
pg. 20
Q&A
Aquatic invasive species.
pg. 22
Tooling Around
DIY weekend projects & tips:
  • Over-the-garage bunk space
  • Repairing hardwood floors
  • Deck maintenance
  • Solar patio & pathway lighting
pg. 54
Grill Master
8 expert tips for grilling kebabs, a recipe for Island Barbeque Chicken Kebabs, and Belgian beer pairings. Plus, bonus zesty barbeque sauce and rub recipes.
pg. 58
Enjoy the fresh air.
pg. 62
Pressure release.
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: More information about this one-room retreat for an artist on Whidbey Island in Washington.
pg. 66
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