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Home maintenance will keep your cabin in top shape throughout the different seasons. Learn how to keep your septic running, restore an old cabin, and stain your log home to have it looking like new.

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Restoration Possible: All I Could Think is What Have I Gotten Myself Into?
It Started with a Dream. A young boy and his dad. Hours spent tucked away together fishing the trout streams of New Hampshire’s quiet woods. In those quiet woods, a dream took root in Nicholas Martin’s heart. As he and his father fished, they would imagine and dream together of one day having a cabin of their very own to visit.
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How to Choose the Right Firewood for Your Wood Stove
Megan Schetzsle of The Cabin Diary shares with us her insider tips for choosing the right firewood for your wood stove.
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Protecting Log Walls in Your Shower
I am building a shower with two walls made of logs. How should I protect those logs?
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Getting Rid of Smoke Smell That's Stuck in Your Logs
I just bought a log home that belonged to a smoker and smells like it. Is there any way to get rid of the smell? I’m replacing ...
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How Often to Wash Your Home
Should I wash my home periodically? If so, how often and what should I use?
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4 Tricks to Keep Bugs & Pests Out of Your Cabin
Keep cabin pests from making themselves at home with The Cabin Diary's tried-and-true tips:
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When to Know It’s Time for Maintenance vs. Restoration
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How to Choose Stain for Your Log or Wood Home
Step-by-step details you need to choose the right stain for your dream home.
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Importance of Back-Brushing Stain When Applying It
The experts at Sashco explain why it is necessary to back-brush stain when applying it.
Product of the Week: Big Stretch from Sashco
Importance of Using Products Specifically for Log Homes
When choosing which products to use for finishing and maintenance, start with specialty log home products. Skip the hardware or...
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Maintaining Your Dream Home
No matter the season, log home maintenance will go a long way and keep your home looking like new for a lifetime.
How to Store Your Tools for Winter
How to Store Your Tools for Winter
Protect your tools this winter with a few simple, easy-to-do care techniques.
Why Do Leaves Change During Fall?
Why Do Leaves Change During Fall?
Why do we see such beautiful foliage in the fall? We reveal the biology behind why the leaves change color every year.
How to Make Your Basement Floors Warmer This Winter
How to Make Your Basement Floors Warmer This Winter
Do you have a cold and unattractive basement? Add this barrier to keep your place warmer.
How to Paint Pre-Finished Furniture
How to Paint Pre-Finished Furniture
We show you how to paint pre-finished furniture without making it appear scratched off.
This DIY Helps You Clean Your Fridge Coils
This DIY Helps You Clean Your Fridge Coils
Do you know that many manufacturers recommend cleaning the coils on your refrigerator at least twice a year?