An essential addition to any cottage.
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.