Small Cabin Escape: Richland, Oregon

This small cabin escape in Richland, Oregon was a revival project.

Obbie and Connie Atkinson own a seven-acre farm in Richland, Ore. This structure, originally a woodshed, is one of the many outbuildings on their farm. Over the years, the shed started leaning heavily to the left and the Atkinsons became concerned it would fall over. […]

Cabin Kitchen Remodel: Northwoods Flavor

Get ideas for your cabin kitchen remodel by checking out this project done in a cottage style.
By Fran Sigurdsson & Mark R. Johnson

There are many ways to remodel a kitchen. If you’re satisfied with your current layout, you can simply work with your current footprint. On the other end of the spectrum, you can turn your […]

Cabin Kitchen Remodel: Cottage Style

Get ideas for your cabin kitchen remodel by checking out this project done in a cottage style.
By Fran Sigurdsson & Mark R. Johnson

There are many ways to remodel a kitchen. If you’re satisfied with your current layout, you can simply work with your current footprint. On the other end of the spectrum, you can turn your […]

Cabin Kitchen Remodel: Country Charmer

Get ideas for your cabin kitchen remodel by checking out this project done in a charming country style.
By Fran Sigurdsson & Mark R. Johnson

There are many ways to remodel a kitchen. If you’re satisfied with your current layout, you can simply work with your current footprint. On the other end of the spectrum, you can […]

In the Name Of Preservation

Three ways to rehab – not rebuild – that old cabin.
By Fran Sigurdsson

Bulldozing an old cabin to make way for a new one is a fairly common practice. Bucking that trend, three pros share their secrets for preserving old cabins while blending new with old.
Case Study 1: Summer camp
Who says summer camp is just for […]

Borrowing Money to Rebuild or Remodel a Cabin

Q) Is it possible in today’s financial climate to borrow money to rebuild or remodel your cabin?
A) In 2008, the United States was hobbled by a financial crisis widely seen as caused by loose lending in residential mortgages. Seven years later, banks, in part due to regulation reform that came as a response, have tightened […]

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Runamuk Roost: A Wisconsin Retreat is Seamlessly Expanded and Updated
Photos by Steve Umland, umlandstudios.com

Northwoods gem
Runamuk Roost is a northwoods gem on Durphee Lake in northern Wisconsin’s Sawyer County. The cabin was built in the mid-1960s with handcrafted logs, while the stone for the foundation and fireplace came from a local quarry.

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Runamuk Roost […]

A Revived Boathouse is an Elegant Multitasker

Saltwater fun is always in season on Puget Sound. Kayaking, water-skiing, and shellfishing are among the favorite pastimes of a Tacoma couple and their young son who vacation here year-round.     The family purchased their Hood Canal haven 10 years ago. A mere 11⁄2-hour drive from the city, the 80-acre property is actually quite remote, […]

Rustic Log Cabin Renovation in Oregon

Story by Jana Voelke Studelska
Photos by Roger Wade

Looking back on it, the Haberlachs realize they had no idea what they were getting into – this large log summer home just miles from downtown Portland, Ore., listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

“We’re used to it now,” laughs LaVonne Haberlach, who bought the home with […]

Sunny Haven

A Special Place to Hang Out The Amundsons like that their new sunroom lacks a cramped, “boxy” feel; instead, it offers elegant character with a great deal of openness. The entire sunroom is cedar – from the western red cedar beams to the cedar-lined ceiling […]