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Country’s Best Cabins

  1. Various fruits, including shiny pomegranates, provide a mixture of color and texture for an eye-catching holiday wreath. Courtesy of POM wonderful

    How To: Finish Pomegranates to Create Festive Decorations

    3 techniques to create eye-catching pomegranate decorations

  2. The home includes a wraparound porch that covers two-thirds of the exterior. Outdoor flush-mount lighting helps illuminate the space.

    Lakefront Log Home: A Step-by-Step Guide

    How a log-home dream became a lakefront retirement reality

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    Editor’s Picks: Home-Improvement Tools

    4 home-improvement tools to consider adding to your tool box for maintenance projects

  4. For the siding, K.T. selected cedar over fiber cement board because of the natural wood’s beauty and vertical grain.

    In the Round | Panelized Home

    A circular home in North Carolina affords an open floor plan and extraordinary views.

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    Cabin Furnishings: Best Times to Buy

    There are a few select times to look for a decrease in price on certain items. Here’s a quick cheat sheet of such items to help you plan ahead.

  6. Although the individual modules themselves may appear small, when multiple modules are combined as a unit, they can total a few hundred square feet or a few thousand.

    Big-Box Building | Modular Cabin Construction

    Modular cabin construction provides a quick, efficient alternative to on-site building methods.

  7. John Mathieu and Lisa Trahan’s cabin overlooks a dirt road leading to the front of their rural New Hampshire property. “If there’s one car that goes by all day, I’m lucky,” says John.

    Hunting Cabin Reimagined

    Hunting trophies return to their original stomping grounds to adorn a New Hampshire cabin.

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    Editor’s Picks: Energy-Efficient Products

    4 products to help you create a healthier, more efficient cabin

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    Chair Upholstering Project

    Breathe new life into an old chair using this reupholstering tutorial.

  10. Sofa Slipcover

    Quick-and-Easy Furniture Makeovers

    Slipcovers offer a simple solution to instantly change the look of any space, while offering the added benefit of furniture protection.

  11. A main-level deck over a walk-out basement provides elevated views of the surrounding area. Credit: Steven McBride/Hearthstone photo

    8 Inspiring Outdoor Spaces

    Patios, decks and porches are perfect complements to cabin living. Here are a few of our favorites.

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    Best Home Security Tips

    Home-security tips to protect your cabin so you can relax and enjoy it

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    Editor’s Picks: Entertaining Ideas

    Stock your cabin with entertaining essentials.

  14. Rather than using the front door from Coventry’s package, the couple purchased their own. Oil-rubbed hardware, a dentil shelf and arched window complete the Craftsman-style door. A cabinet, painted to mimic the look of mahogany, sits beneath a framed newspaper clipping detailing Lincoln’s assassination. Scratch-resistant and pet-friendly laminate floors stand up under heavy traffic.

    Modified Design

    A welcoming New Hampshire log cabin captures the spirit of the surrounding community while properly serving the needs of the family who built it.

  15. Versatility is crucial for today’s cabin owner, and there are a plethora of options on the marketplace. From colored exteriors to rustic accoutrements, the sky is the limit.

    Modern Cabin Designs

    5 design trends for 2013

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    Stay Dry | 7 Tips for Managing Bad Weather

    Flooding can be one of the devastating effects of a hurricanes. If your cabin happens to be located in an area frequently affected by these storms, early summer is a great time to get it ready. Here are seven tips to help you prepare.

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    Editor’s Picks: Outdoor Gear

    7 products to help you make the most of your outdoor experience

  18. The blend of logs, aspen, and stone give the hand-hewn cabin a rusticity that fits perfectly into the cabin’s natural environment.

    Off-the-Grid DIY Log Cabin

    A Canadian couple with a can-do spirit builds an off-the-grid cabin from the ground up.

  19. The cabin's front porch is inviting not only to guests but also deer. “Deer sun on the front lawn,” says homeowner Marylee Syme. “They mow down anything we plant and will come right on the deck. They do the trimming for us.” The antiqued red and yellow Adirondack-style chairs were created by a custom furniture builder in Bigfork.

    Modern Log Cabin With Authentic Look

    A talented couple creates a Montana cabin that pays homage to its heritage with a contemporary twist.

  20. Plow & Hearth Weather-Resistant Large Outdoor Fire Bowl

    Editor’s Picks: Fire Pits

    4 fire pits designs to make the most of your outdoor space


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