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Go inside a gorgeous treehouse retreat

Take a tour of where designer Lynne Knowlton and her family like to spend time in the summers—a cheerful treehouse made from reclaimed materials, nestled in a pine forest just two hours northwest of Toronto, Ontario.  And...

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What you’ll find in the July issue of Cottage Life

The July issue is mailed to subscribers May 30, and is on newsstands June 9. In the July issue of Cottage Life:  Pick the right canoe paddle Our annual grilling section Amazing transforming bunkies A grown-up tree...

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Herb caddy template

If you’re making Paul Lewis’s herb caddy from the July ’14 issue of Cottage Life, you can download and print the full-sized template here.

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Time to reconnect: Craig and John

On any summer day in the late 1950s, you could find Craig and John on Lake Simcoe near Barrie, Ontario. In the water, the two best friends would try anything. They glided barefoot behind the boat; made their own skis out of pieces...

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Tips for dealing with the top five cottage stains

Yes, the work doesn’t stop just because you leave the city. And when it comes to stains at the cottage, you’re likely to be faced with a number of different challenges—because the great outdoors just likes to keep things...

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Tonight on Cottage Life

  • 06:00 pmWEEKEND RENO
  • 06:30 pmCOLIN AND JUSTIN'S CABIN PRESSURE
  • 07:00 pmDECKS, DOCKS, AND GAZEBOS
  • 07:30 pmBROJECTS
  • 08:00 pmMONSTER MOVES
  • 09:00 pmGEORGE CLARKE'S AMAZING SPACES
  • 10:00 pmBUYING THE BAYOU
  • 10:30 pmBUYING ALASKA
  • 11:00 pmBUYING HAWAII
  • 11:30 pmWHAT'S FOR SALE
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