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May 2015 issue Cabin Life
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
Charlie and Mark Johnson
By Mark R. Johnson
Sometimes you just need to go it alone
pg. 6
Cabin in the Hills
Doing it himself, one man transforms a hunter’s cabin into a personal getaway.
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Bonus floor plan for this do-it-yourselfer's retreat.
pg. 24
Shop Flea Markets Like a Pro
The thrill of the hunt – foraging among bins, baskets and barrels in search of treasure – draws us to these places.
pg. 32
Decorating with Flea Market Finds
At the cabin, personalizing with old treasures, new finds and fun conversation starters makes any place feel like home.
pg. 34
A Gathering Place
A historic log home on Wisconsin’s Door County peninsula is steeped in Americana, with connections to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and businessman Oscar Mayer.
pg. 38
A Day on the Lake
Essentials for safety and enjoyment on the water.
pg. 45
Fueling Up
Tips for safe and convenient filling at the lake or in town.
pg. 48
Weatherproof Your Cabin
How to select and apply exterior caulk and weather stripping.
pg. 50
In Every Issue
From the Deck
  • Gearing up for summer
  • Tips for using live fishing bait
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Get hints for catching your own live fishing bait.
  • Rustic lighting ideas
  • Cabin playlist: fun on the water
  • And more!
pg. 7
What to know about working with reclaimed pallet wood.
pg. 16
My Cabin
A lake cabin in the woods of North Dakota, and a cabin that doubles as a hurricane shelter in Louisiana.
pg. 18
Now & Then
What lies beneath.
pg. 20
Cabinology 101
Building with tree columns.
pg. 22
Gather 'Round
Cabin potluck: bringing together great people and great recipes.
pg. 54
Tooling Around
  • Prepare for spring storms
  • Stop erosion
  • Choose the right stain for your logs
  • Prevent pests from damaging wood siding or logs
pg. 58
Pioneering cabin: Back in the day, 13 children were raised in this small 1880s cabin. Eventually, the structure was moved to a park.
pg. 66
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