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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.

10 Tough Wildflowers for Your Cabin Gardens
There are hundreds of native wildflowers from which to choose for your cabin garden. Some of the showiest and most widely adaptable wildflowers for full sun to light shade are highlighted here for cabin gardeners in both eastern and western states.
Flowering green roof
A Small Cabin with a Flowering Green Roof
Lock on Door for Cabin Security
The Ultimate Guide to Cabin Security
With smart technology and simple measures, you can rest easy knowing your cabin is safe and secure while you’re away. Here’s wh...
Campfire Safety Tips
Campfire Safety Tips
Follow these tips for safe and smart campfires at the cabin:
Severe Weather Safety at the Cabin
Severe Weather Safety Tips
If thunder roars, go indoors!
Trimming Trees, Seasoning Wood
Q: What is the best time for trimming tree branches? And how long should fresh-cut logs sit before using them as firewood?
Should You Build Your Own Dock?
DIY Dock: Should You Build Your Own Dock?
Your official resource to help you replace, complete building plans, or design and build your own dock on-site.
The Waterline Puzzle: How to Get Water from the lake Without the Water Line Freezing
The Waterline Puzzle: How to Get Lake Water Without the Water Line Freezing
Hoping to winterize the cottage but have not figured out a way to get water from the lake to the house without the water line f...
Using Drywall in Log Homes
Using Drywall in Log Homes
For those who long for a lighter, brighter interior, mixing in some drywall with the wood walls is appealing.
How to Replace Your Pontoon Floor
How to Replace Your Pontoon Floor
Is the floor on your pontoon soft, carpet moldy and rotting, and you’re wondering if the next wave you hit might buckle your pa...
Log Cabin With Green Trim in Forest
Case Study: One Cabin Owner's Comprehensive Approach to Prevent Burglaries
After the second break-in, one cabin owner adopted a simple cabin security regimen to keep vandals at bay. Here's his strategy.
How to Refurbish a Teak Ski-Boat Deck
How to Refurbish a Teak Ski-Boat Deck
If your ski boat’s teak deck is looking a little weathered, restore it to its former glory with just a few simple steps.
Adding a Retaining Wall to Cabin Landscape
How to Build a Retaining Wall
Add a smart, secure retaining wall to your cabin landscape plan with these straightforward steps.
DIY Pathway With Natural Landscaping
Your walkway is the first impression of every experience you have at your cabin. Dress up the pathway by yourself to create tha...
tommy docks
DIY Kit Dock Suppliers
Fail-Proof Fire-Building Tips & Techniques
Fail-Proof Fire-Building Tips & Techniques
Believe it or not, making a fire is easy once you know how to properly build it. Follow these fool-proof tip and tricks to buil...
Help Keep Loons on Your Lake
Help Keep Loons on Your Lake
If you’ve noticed fewer loons at your lake over the past few years, you may be able to help by improving their habitat.
Cabin Landscaping
15 Practical Cabin Landscaping Tips
Good landscaping adds value, privacy, and beauty to your property. Here are our 15 practical cabin landscaping tips that will e...

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