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Blog Cabin 2013: Outdoor Kitchen Tour

A cobblestone-clad outdoor retreat offers space to prepare meals, dine and enjoy the company of friends around a warm fire.

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Heart pine from the original home was cut into thin strips and used to clad the grilling island. A homemade eco-friendly stain, made from steel wool soaked in vinegar for several hours in the sun, was spritzed on the pine, rubbed in and set to dry to a gray finish. "The acid will protect the wood a little bit," says project manager Dylan Eastman. "And this old heart pine has so much sap in it — it will be here for a long time."



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