How to build a functional firewood cart

How to build a functional firewood cart

This sturdy cart will make hauling wood indoors much easier.

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Fun and creative ways to repurpose your empties

Fun and creative ways to repurpose your empties

What to do with all of those empties you collect after your end-of-summer party.

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7 palette projects that make great cottage furniture

7 palette projects that make great cottage furniture

Cheap and endlessly useful, palettes are perfect for DIY decorating.

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Brocklock bothy takes basic shelter to a new level

Brocklock bothy takes basic shelter to a new level

Find out what a bothy is, and why Brocklock is one of the best

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Precision lumberjack fells a tree with only inches to spare
Maintenance

Precision lumberjack fells a tree with only inches to spare

Even with advanced cutting techniques, it's anybody's guess if this will go terribly wrong

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How to bring the rustic and relaxed cottage vibe home
Style

How to bring the rustic and relaxed cottage vibe home

With summer winding down, why not bring lakeside vibes home?

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These two friends made a boat made from 50,000 plastic bottles
Inventions

Thest two friends made a boat made from 50,000 plastic bottles

Protesting plastic pollution in the ocean, these daring fellows plan to travel 530 miles in their homemade boat.

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An ancient barn reborn as a beautiful, spacious home
Renovation

An ancient barn reborn as a beautiful, spacious home

Take a virtual tour of a completely re-designed 1850 barn

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How to build a fun folding beach chair
Projects

How to build a fun folding beach chair

This chair is light, inexpensive, and collapses into a small package.

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Build your own bleacher for watching the sunset
Projects

Build your own bleacher for watching the sunset

This lookout bench is perfect for sitting and enjoying the view.

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8 inventive DIY cooler ideas
Tips

8 inventive DIY cooler ideas

Add some style to your next outdoor occasion with these fun DIY coolers.

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Beyond Muskoka chairs: 10 other types of seating perfect for summer
Style

Beyond Muskoka chairs: 10 other types of seating perfect for summer

We all love a good Muskoka chair, but there's no need to confine your summer style to one piece of furniture.

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Stylish hosting gifts for summer
DIY + Design, Style

Stylish hosting gifts for summer

Our friends at Brika have put together a Cottage Life collection that's guaranteed to please.

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How to create a custom wooden sign
Projects

How to create a custom wooden sign

Help visitors find their way, or just add some personalization, to your slice of paradise.

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