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Cottage essentials : the everything guide for your cottage, cabin or camp

Author: Wayne Lennox; Alison MacLean
Publisher: North Vancouver, B.C. : Whitecap, ©2004.
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Getting away to fish, swim, or just sit back with a tall drink and a good book is an enduring summer tradition. But for cottagers, docks and decks must be maintained, plumbing repaired and cabins and outhouses built.??Cottage Essentials focuses on the practical topics -- building a deck, cutting firewood, keeping out pests, first aid, fishing and hospitality.??Complete with plans and diagrams, Cottage Essentials  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne Lennox; Alison MacLean
ISBN: 1552855279 9781552855270
OCLC Number: 54206309
Description: 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Going for a little walk in the woods? --
First aid at the lake --
The king of the cottage country --
the black bear --
The chainsaw --
Tree felling --
the good, the bad, and the ugly --
Firewood and wood fires --
Wood-heating appliances --
Oil lamps --
operation and maintenance --
Tools --
you gotta have them --
Using a water level --
The deck --
The dock --
The woodshed --
The outhouse --
Basic plumbing --
Critters --
the unwanted --
Making maple syrup --
Coexisting with small engines --
Fishing --
from the lake to the plate --
Loaves and fishes --
The cottage bartender --
A children's treasure hunt --
The library --
Closing up --
Glosary of common construction terms.
Responsibility: Wayne Lennox ; [edited by Alison Maclean].

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Getting away to fish, swim, or just sit back with a tall drink and a good book is an enduring summer tradition. But for cottagers, docks and decks must be maintained, plumbing repaired and cabins and outhouses built.??Cottage Essentials focuses on the practical topics -- building a deck, cutting firewood, keeping out pests, first aid, fishing and hospitality.??Complete with plans and diagrams, Cottage Essentials shows readers how to maintain and enjoy their vacation property.??Topics covered include:?First Aid, dealing with bears and other wildlife?Chainsaws and tree felling?Firewood, wood fires, wood-heating appliances?Operation and maintenance of oil lamps?Tools and how to build and maintain a deck, dock, woodshed and outhouse?Basic plumbing?Activities for children?Closing-up for the season?Glossary of common construction terms?Cottage Essentials is a valuable reference chock full of ideas, tips and techniques, even recipes.

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