October 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.

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 October 2007


  • Step Right Up

    Cottage stairs combine form and function to get you to the next level in style.

  • The Cottage Within

    A 1950s log cabin is the heart, literally, of this modern update.

  • Blissed Out On Bake Shops

    Cottagers love their must-stop sweet spots. A collection of reader favourites.

  • BBQing Big Time

    A barbecue-grilled roast serves up super flavour and feeds a crowd. It’s only your effort that’s tiny.

  • Jigsaw, Interrupted

    The puzzle’s only half done but you’re ready to call it a night. With this ingenious holder, you can store everything until the next time.


  • On The Waterfront

    A booming broom builder; tales of a fire and a flyby; a cottagey DVD; moth pics and owl places; Zimmer rants on hydro fees

  • Puttering

    Making a stringer for outdoor stairs; Souped-up circular saws; Chimney draft blocker; Circular, eco-friendly cottage; What’s new in the Ontario Building Code; Combo shed light and vent; Solar boat bailer; car jack support

  • Cottage Q&A

    Shoreline allowance taxes; your dogs vs. the mink; insurance for cottage renting; outhouse rules; by hand or the dishwasher?

  • Cottage Watch

    Why are people still dying at cottage-country dams?

  • Cottage Coup

    Confessions of a junk junkie.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Nothing to sneeze at: Goldenrod isn’t the weed you think it is.

  • Cottage Classic

    I’ll take my beat-up metal chair over the Muskoka any day.

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