Summer 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 Summer 2008


  • Nautical Minds

    A cottager and his architect shared a vision for this lighthouse-inspired Sauble Beach retreat.

  • Shakespeare On The Rocks

    Every summer, the Bard brings together the cottagers of Cognashene, as they like it.

  • The Stargazer's Guide To The Galaxy

    Your first step in exploring the night sky (or how to impress your guests around the campfire).

  • A Spirit Moves Her

    Six decades of the love story between a sailor, her sailboat, and her cottage.

  • Playing Fare

    Game-time snacks to nibble on while you’re waiting for your turn.

  • A Fine Vintage

    Build our classic cottage chair: smaller and more refined, as they were in the 1920s. Download the templates for this project - click here.


  • On The Waterfront

    My favourite grill day; A capital geocaching idea; Shoreline protector; Summer books; Gas prices; Don’t ask Zim!; Sticky-treat trivia; A recipe for marshmallows from scratch; Reporter; Cottage fires increase; A better clothesline

  • Puttering

    Decorative lights; How to fix problem doors; Green home guide; Earth-friendly textiles; Palm nailer; Ladder toss game; Flashlight beer holder; canoe-storage bar roof; Box fan to air filter

  • Cottage Q&A

    Berms for the noise; cozier floors; spider poo; moving a hydro box.

  • Cottage Watch

    Missing Bob Puffer: One day last summer, Bob headed for the cottage. He hasn’t been heard from since.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Ostrich ferns unfurl into a delight for both the appetite and the eyes.

  • Weekender

    What happens at the cottage…

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