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Country’s Best Cabins

  1. Swann Freestyle HD

    Editor’s Picks: Outdoor Gear

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. Free-standing bunk beds

    5 Steps to a Quality Bunk Room

    Expert tips for designing a space-saving bunk room

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    3 Budget-Saving Remodeling Tips

    “Family Tools” star Danielle Nicolet shares her remodeling experiences and expertise.

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    Should You Be Your Own General Contractor?

    7 questions you need to ask yourself before deciding to act as your own general contractor for your cabin’s construction

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    Living Off the Grid

    A Georgia couple reunites in an off-the-grid log cabin under the Colorado sky.

  9. Our finished plant stand, complete with a coffee can-turned-flower pot, took about six hours total to create.

    How-To: Make a Plant Stand Out of Shutters | DIY Garden Accessories

    Inspired by a variety of shutter-related upcycling gardening ideas, we opted to try our hand at a basic plant stand on which to showcase a pretty bouquet.

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    Continuous Improvement | Do-It-Yourself Cabin

    Pete Champagne has rebuilt, remodeled or renovated nearly every inch of his Massachusetts cabin.

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    Natural Color Palette | Cabin Colors

    Bring the natural color palette of the outdoors inside by instilling the hues from your cabin’s scenery in your interior color scheme.

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    Cabin Remodel Using Reclaimed Building Materials

    A builder and his friends breathe new life into an old Montana cabin.

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    5 Tips to a Healthier Home

    We spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, according to the Healthy House Institute. So take a fresh approach to how you spend that inside time with these hints for a cleaner interior environment.

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    DIY Mountain Getaway

    A Maryland man builds his own rustic cabin in the Appalachian Mountains as a retreat from his suburban life.

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    Energy-Efficient Systems for Your Cabin

    Key considerations in weighing the costs and benefits of energy-efficient systems in a cabin versus a primary home

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    Let It Snow | Snow Cabins

    15 tips for building a cabin in snow country

  17. The views, like everything else about the cabin, were well thought out from the get-go, says John. From the back of the home, guests are treated to Cougar Gulch valley vistas. In the distance, snow-capped Mount Spokane beckons.

    Small Scale Timber Cabin

    An Idaho timber-frame cabin maximizes square footage with personal touches that create warmth and accessibility.

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    4 Steps to Good Hearth Design

    The hearth is the heart of the home, and as such, it requires careful planning and preparation. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind for your hearth design.

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    5 Media Center Solutions

    With the right design, you can bring the best of both worlds — good looks and good entertainment — into your cabin.

  20. A solid mixture of ambient and task lighting creates a inviting lighting scheme in this great room. Credit: James Ray Spahn photo

    6 Steps to Proper Log Cabin Lighting

    To create a well-lit cabin, a comprehensive lighting plan paired with the right techniques is your recipe for a bright, cheery space.


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