March 2006 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 March 2006


  • A Great Divide

    For a minimalist architect, two small halves make a cottage.

  • Keeping Up [Old] Appearances

    Why do modern cottagers want to live with 100-year-old stuff? If you have to ask, you just wouldn’t understand.

  • Male Vocalists of the Year

    Introducing the hottest frog and toad acts in the pond.

  • Pies in Disguise

    Savoury fillings with a twist transform a favourite main dish.

  • Hinge Benefits

    A space-saving folding table.

  • 2006 Cottage Real Estate Guide

    The Hot Market – Is There an End in Sight? How to Spend Your $100k, $250k, $500k, or $1 million What’s Your Scene? Beach / Island / Backlot / Historic / Riverfront / Interconnected Waterway / Big-Water Boating Price of Paradise – 2006 vs. 2005 Building on Vacant Land


  • Puttering

    Caulking for any cottage job; Pro-style caulking gun; Cleanup for pressure switches; The house on the hill; Handy items for your cottage repair kit; How to cut wedges from a plank; In-ground drink cooler; outboard carrier

  • On the Waterfront

    A stop for book lovers; local radio; a Manitoulin counting house; green cottage as student project; a fishy thief; remembering Henry Kock; pancakes paean; lobsters in Ontario?

  • Cottage Q&A

    Fire pit root fires; spider infiltration; lifejackets for babies; spindle gall; why a 2 x 4 isn't 2" by 4"

  • Cottage Finds

    Star light: Pendants create perfect cottage ambience.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Every underdog has its day. The clever coyote is one tough survivor.

  • Weekender

    Canine country.

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