June 2008 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.

PLUS you’ll get...

  • Discount coupons to our Cottage Life shows
  • Free digital access with your paid subscription
  • Useful renovation and maintenance tips
  • Our annual Real Estate and Grilling issues
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What's Inside June 2008


  • Personal Space

    An addition was the answer for renovators who needed more privacy at the cottage.

  • The Coolest Cottage on Earth

    Cottaging in Nunavut is just like cottaging anywhere else—except for the wildlife, the ice, and the 24-hour sunshine.

  • Welcome to Dead Wood

    When a tree dies, it’s good for more than just firewood. A visitor’s guide to the sustainable forest community in our local snags.

  • Hands Across the Water

    How a white male accountant and a brash Anishnabai woman bridged the great divide on Lake Temagami.

  • Grill Guide to Great Chicken

    Barbecue chicken and serve it up in succulent style, with recipes, rubs, glazes, marinades, and more. Finger lickin’? You bet!


  • On the Waterfront

    My favourite dump guy; PWCs at 40; Green Cottager Awards; Punk campfire lover; Turtle X-ray; Reporter; Common reed; A friendly otter; Don’t ask Zim!; DayClocks; Alien hand; Border rules

  • Puttering

    5 boards = 1 bench; Eco-friendly windows; Polyurethane beams; Skill-building courses; The smart tape measure; Build a better dock; Marine hardware; Shower stall to outhouse; outhouse to wood shed

  • Cottage Q&A

    A slithery situation, road rage, bug lights.

  • Cottage Coup

    How not to find a friend.

  • Legacy

    A replica loaded up with memories.

  • Cottage Style

    Repurposing junk too good for the dump.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Mighty Mouse: Woodland jumpers spring into action.

  • Weekender

    You are now in the skinny-dipping zone.

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