March 2014

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
By Mark R. Johnson
Sometimes, interacting with fellow cabiners is like “déjà vu all over again”
pg. 6
Rebuilt to Last
An old barn on the Puget Sound gets a new life.
pg. 22
Rustic Artisans
Get inspired by the lives of these craftsmen who followed their own paths to success.
pg. 27
Big Payoff for a Cottage Makeover
A Georgia couple realizes their cottage dream – in Maine.
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Bonus photos for this Maine cottage makeover.
pg. 32
Ready, set, prepare to renovate!
pg. 40
Are You Prepared for Storm Damage?
Expert advice from insurance adjusters to make sure your wallet is protected from Mother Nature’s destruction.
pg. 46
Hot Boats for the Cabin: Fish & Ski
Here’s a look at four boats built for fishing and tow-sports fun – all in one!
pg. 49
Spring Boat Lift Prep
Tips for safe installation.
pg. 52
In Every Issue
From the Deck
  • Steps to prepare for a remodel
  • American Goldfinch
  • History of playing cards
  • Décor color of the year
  • A smarter thermostat
  • And more!
pg. 7
Tick-borne diseases, plus links to Discover magazine's special online report on ticks and tick-borne illnesses.
pg. 16
My Cabin
A cottage in Michigan and an off-grid retreat in Wisconsin.
pg. 18
Photo Album
Celebrate spring!
pg. 20
Now & Then
Little ring, big lake.
pg. 21
Quick & Easy Gourmet
After a morning of outdoor fun, come home to an inviting lunch.
pg. 54
Grill Master
Tips from expert grillers, and recipes for grilled steak fajitas and rhubarb cocktails.
pg. 56
Tooling Around
    ■  Keep safe when renovating
    ■  Combat mold & mildew
    ■  Maintain your water heater
pg. 58
Gabled cottage.
pg. 62
Small Cabin Escape
Red retreat.
pg. 66
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