February/March 2005

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. 
Love thy neighbor
CABIN LIFE magazine’s Good Neighbor Award. Nominate that neighbor of yours who helps foster good living at the cabin.
pg. 27

#2: Pack a picnic basket, then set out to find a beach for a private picnic.

pg. 38

The bear necessities grace everything from furniture to architecture to décor. Take a peek!

pg. 40

And you thought electricity was all there is? Think again.

pg. 46
Beer can chicken roundup

A look at gadgets to keep your bird from getting tipsy. Plus, the Grill Master’s original “Dancing Chickens” recipe.

pg. 48

Three experts share their secrets on how to make them beautifully distinctive, both inside and out.

pg. 32
Fun on the water
Special Boating Section
pg. 51
Bring on the Plush

Check out these yacht-like touches for boats of all kinds.

pg. 52

How to find a PFD that’s really comfortable.

pg. 60
Prevent bikini failure

Wet suits can save the day — in more ways than one.

pg. 62
Resource Guide

Cruiser? Skier? Angler? Floater? Start your shopping here for boats, motors and PWCs.

pg. 65
Robert Burns Revisited: What happens when a hot tub is left defenseless in winter?
pg. 24
Weekend project
Build a Coat Rack: Take one birch log, three power tools and — voilà! Anyone can do it.
pg. 26
Attract More Birds: Don’t wing it. Plan a garden your feathered friends will frequent.
pg. 28
Fit for the cabin
The Big Easy: Snuggle into one of these six positively comfy chairs.
pg. 76
Moveable feast
Coffee Companions: When you’re craving sweets, here are two quick and easy recipes.
pg. 78
Grill master
The Science of Grilling: 7 basics that will make you a master at outdoor cooking.
pg. 82
Case of the Missing Shoes: Little did I know when I built my deck that it would become the scene of a great mystery.
pg. 106
In Every Issue
From the deck

Around here, it’s easy to grin and bear it.

pg. 6
General delivery
Letters from CABIN LIFE, CABIN LIVING readers.
pg. 8
Questions & answers
pg. 10
Clips & quips

Remote controls, cool stuff for easy painting, wedding tips, photo tips and more.

pg. 12
Photo album

Photos from readers’ favorite getaways prove it’s a dog’s life.

pg. 90
Get involved in Cabin Life
pg. 92
Regional spotlight

Table Rock Lake, Missouri.

pg. 93
Premiere properties/real estate directory
pg. 94
Marketplace/country store
pg. 99
pg. 105
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