June 2007 Issue


Cottage Life will help you enjoy life at the lake even more with fun and informative articles on everything from how-to projects to inspirational design ideas.

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  • Useful renovation and maintenance tips
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What's Inside June 2007


  • Art Under Foot

    Your cottage floor is the canvas in this weekend painting project.

  • The Comfort Zone

    Personal touches and original ideas make a cottage kit feel like a home for this laid-back family.

  • The Depths of Mary Sharpe

    A swim tripper totes her dreams and a bag on sojourns through Algonquin Park.

  • It's a Dirty Job

    Province-wide septic reinspections are looming. How to check if your system’s up to sniff.

  • Reclaiming The Cottage

    For those with disabilities or ailments of age, barrier-free design opens doors again.

  • Who Wins At The OMB... And Why?

    Cottagers fighting developers seems a losing battle. Planning reforms may change all that.

  • Cottagelife Grill Guide To Burgers

    How to make the flipping best patties ever. Recipes by Julie St. Jean and Jane Rodmell.

  • Raising The Standard

    Show your true colours with a traditional wooden flagpole. Read more about flag flying etiquette here.


  • On The Waterfront

    A wakeskating great; report card on property tax reforms; garage sales; fitness island cottagers; painting toe-scapes; gas-to-oil calculator; lighthouse book review; Zimmer on the Muskoka “brand”

  • Puttering

    Cutting-edge advice for digging tools; Rust-preventing spray protectants; Waterproof your charts and maps; Accessible, contemporary bunkie; Preventing shower cracks; Dock shock absorbers; Solar-powered water heater; paper towel holder

  • Cottage Q&A

    Weed-clearing protocol; cleaning sooty fireplaces; concrete basement conundrum; plastic vs. foam dock floats.

  • Cottage Coup

    Closing the communication gap at the cottage.

  • Cottage Finds

    Seating plan: The old-style wooden picnic table now comes in materials and shapes to whet every cottager’s appetite.

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