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Cabin Maintenance

Keeping up with a cabin, especially if it's a second home, can feel overwhelming. We provide the best tips and advice on maintaining the cabin so there are less undiscovered surprises that pop up.

Cabin Maintenance: When to Repair and When to Replace?
When to hold ’em, when to fold ’em. You know your cabin roofs are worth more than a winning hand at poker, so don’t leave its upkeep to chance.
In the Name of Preservation
Three ways to rehab (not rebuild!) and preserve old cabins.
Raised Garden Beds
How to Add Raised Planting Beds to Your Garden
If you want a garden without too much fuss, this landscaping project may be for you.
Gardening at the Cabin: Just Add Water
Boat Lift Maintenance
Maintaining your boat life is important! Plus off-season care for your lift & cover.
Mound Septic Systems for the Cabin
Tips for landscaping on your mound for your cabin's septic system.
Keeping Deer at Bay
Although no plant is immune to the mouth of a really hungry deer, look to the mint or onion family if you want to plant perenni...
Everything You Need to Know About Boat Covers
Get the boat cover that is right for you.
How to Stain Your Log Cabin
Staining your log cabin is more than just an aesthetic choice — it’s essential protection to make your exterior last for the li...
Get Your Cabin Ready for Spring
With the snow melting and the ground thawing, it’s time to get your cabin ready for the coming year. Here’s what should be on y...
Winter-Friendly Flooring
What type of flooring should you use in your cabin that can withstand long cold winter months?
Upgrading the Deck
Battery Powered Chainsaw
Editor Mark Johnson was never a fan of battery powered chainsaws, but after a more hands-on experience, he became a believer fo...
Saw Safety Tips
Here are six important tips when operating any level of chain saw.
How to Purchase the Right Chain Saw
Editor Mark Johnson recently traveled to Sweden for the anniversary celebration of the Husqvarna Group. He came away with great...
Wood Stove for Cabin in Winter
How to Heat Your Cabin in Winter
Here are our best tips to beat winter's chill and keep your cabin nice and cozy, all season long.
Winterizing Your Summer Toys and Tools
Winter’s coming, and the summer toys and tools should be put away properly, or they may give you trouble when it’s time to star...
Avoid the Itch!
How to Identify and Treat Poisonous Plants
Prevent the dreaded ivy itch by educating yourself on the different types of irritants out there.

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