Maine Cabin Masters Episode Guide

Updated September 22, 2020

Visiting with the Maine Cabin Masters: Ashley Eldridge and Gus and I on May 30th, Mary with Chase Morrill on May 16th, and myself with Ryan Eldridge on June 19th, 2020, all at their HQ, the Kennebec Cabin Co., in Manchester, Maine.

  • Disclaimer #1: This is not an authorized Episode Guide, and I am not affiliated with the Maine Cabin Masters. We are simply fans of the show.
GETTING AROUND



Jared “Jedi” Baker and I on August 27, 2020.

This unofficial episode guide is mainly (“Maine-ly”?) for our own use. Maine Cabin Masters is one of our favorite shows, but we had yet to be able to find a complete, accurate, and more importantly, searchable episode guide for the show. Compiled from a number of sources, including binge-watching all available episodes of the series, this guide puts all our family needs for a searchable episode guide in a single page.

  • Disclaimer #2: While the information listed here may appear to be a duplication of the Episode Guide on IMDb, the reverse is what occurred. In not being able to locate an accurate Guide, I realized the IMDb Guide had not been updated in some time. I binged the show on various platforms from June 20 – July 4, 2020, completing this page while viewing. I then edited and updated the IMDb Episode Guide from July 14 – July 17 using the info from this page. Beginning September 18, 2020, and with the permission of Hero Media Arts, the show’s web company, I began updating the images on the show’s IMDb pages. As the information that can be added to IMDb is fairly limited, the more complete information for viewing the show is on this page.


The Bunganuc Creek Landmark cabin seen in Season 2, Episode 1, photographed on June 25, 2020.

STATISTICS

Episodes: 71 as of July 20, 2020
Build Episodes: 63 as of May 25, 2020
Cabins: 64 (Two in episode 111, “Six Weeks For Two A-Frames”)
Residential Cabin Projects: 60 (Not including charitable projects or gifts)
Average Residential Budget: $32,025.86
Average Residential Timeline: 7.8 weeks
Episodes with Lance Gatcomb: 37
Episodes with Brad Weston: 29


The Pilsbury Rafting Cabin birdhouse seen in Season 2, Episode 11, photographed on the erosion control wall along 201 across the road from the Kennebec River south of West Forks on August 22, 2020.


Please Note: Some carriers are listing some episodes incorrectly. One major issue is that 315 and 414 are both titled “A Dream Come True.” Because of this, for example, Sling has been running 414, the Wolfington camp with the skis on the loft rail, as 315. 315, which is the Faitch camp with the pine tree shutters and ice hockey goals, is hardly shown at all.

Sling has also been swapping 205 “The Hiltz Camp” and 208 “The Bullpen”, duplicating the description from episode 107 of Lance’s wedding and using it again for 401, “A Cabin In Training” with the caboose, and listing the eight special episodes at the end of season 4 as “season 5”, the season which is still in production during the summer of 2020 and hasn’t premiered yet. On the IMDb page for season 4 I’ve added those eight special episodes as 421 – 428, which Michelle Miller of Hero Media Arts has agreed with.

The sequence in this Episode Guide is correct as per other sources.


SEASON 1

While Dixie and Jedi appear in every episode of Season 1 (Dixie doesn’t speak during Episode 1), they weren’t included in the show’s introduction. The intro for these episodes only includes Chase, Ryan, Ashley, and Lance.

101 – THE DAGGETT FAMILY CABIN
  • Season 1 Episode 1
    Pilot Release Date: Feb. 23, 2016
    Series Release Date: Jan. 2, 2017
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance
  • Location: Manchester
    Owners: The Dagget Family
    Budget: $30,000, 6 weeks
    Special Projects: Framed camp photos, boat paddle/minnow trap ceiling fan, whole canoe bookshelf, chiminea, cedar plank dock with chairs and table, “Da88et” pillows

A family from Maine works together to save the historic “Daggett Camp” cabin once owned by a famous politician in the 1930s, the first female President of the Maine Senate. Builder Chase Morrill and his team attempt to save the camp in time, but a hidden surprise threatens to derail the whole project.


102 – DILAPIDATED ISLAND CABIN
  • Season 1 Episode 2
    Release Date: Jan. 9, 2017
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance, Brad
  • Location: Eaton Island, Deer Isle
    Owners: Maine State Legislator Rob & Candy Eaton
    Budget: $30,000, 6 weeks
    Special Projects: Carved eagle head with copper wings from old statehouse roof, save the entry door and the center post her late brother Bruce put in, a flag for the Eatons to raise when they’re there, a sign saying “Welcome To Eaton Island”

Builder Chase Morrill and his team tackle a 1930s dilapidated island cabin with major rot issues. With a budget of $30,000 and six weeks to complete the project, the team works to transform the cabin and turn it into a secluded island retreat while maintaining its original rustic charm.


103 – CITY SLICKERS OFF THE GRID
  • Season 1 Episode 3
    Release Date: Jan. 16, 2017
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance
  • Location: Stone Point, Frenchman Bay
    Owners: Barry and Ruth Baker
    Budget: $45,000, 6 weeks
    Special Projects: Kitchen tiles made of crushed clam and mussel shells, a chainsaw-carved lighthouse from a tree trunk on the property

Chase and his team of builders renovate an off-the-grid camp for a family of “city slickers.” With limited resources, they incorporate the comforts of city living into the camp along with creating more privacy in the sleeping quarters, but a rotted water tank that might violate Maine law threatens to shut them down before the renovation is begun.


104 – DATED CABIN TURNED RETREAT
  • Season 1 Episode 4
    Release Date: Jan. 23, 2017
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance
  • Location: Belgrade Lakes
    Owners: Brian and Theresa Scanlan
    Budget: $40,000, 6 weeks
    Special Projects: Fishing pole chandelier, custom floating dock, Birdieball golf tee and floating green

The team takes on a dated and dysfunctional cabin in Belgrade Lakes, one of Maine’s most desirable regions. With a budget of $40,000 and six weeks to finish the project, they work to turn this Long Pond cabin into the perfect family retreat.


105 – REBUILDING THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE
  • Season 1 Episode 5
    Release Date: Jan. 30, 2017
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance
  • Location: Dedham
    Owners: Sue (Mom) and Chris (Son) York
    Budget: $20,000, 6 weeks
    Special Projects: Moving archery target with a shooting platform

The Cabin Masters hike through the woods of Dedham to restore a dilapidated family camp that was once the old schoolhouse. From the swarming bugs to the relentless rain, the team quickly learns that nothing will come easy. When a serious case of rot threatens to close down the entire project, Chase and Ryan are forced to make a very expensive decision.


106 – NOT-SO-PLEASANT CAMP ON PLEASANT POND
  • Season 1 Episode 6
    Release Date: Feb. 6, 2017
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance, Brad
  • Location: Pleasant Pond, West Gardiner
    Owners: Craig and Andrea Donovan
    Budget: $30,000, 6 weeks
    Special Projects: Life-size dice board game “Go Jump In The Lake” with octagon mosaic stepping stones, custom horizontal Murphy bed for an upper bunk that’s a chalkboard when closed, outdoor couch or “canouch” made from a canoe found on the property

The team is called in to renovate a neglected circa 1932 stone camp with a vinyl addition for a growing family. Right away, the unusual footprint proves troublesome when they try to create a second bedroom inside. Outside, the steep slope becomes a challenge just hours before the reveal. The team is challenged to overcome these obstacles in time for the family’s end-of-summer party.


107 – A CABIN FOR THE BRIDE
  • Season 1 Episode 7
    Release Date: Feb. 13, 2017
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance
  • Location: Augusta
    Owners: Maine Cabin Master Lance and Lilly Gatcomb
    Budget: $0 (wedding gift)
    Special Projects: Metal bird sculpture, emu pens, emus from Chase

The Cabin Masters are back home in Augusta, getting ready for Lance’s wedding when Chase gets a call from an old friend who has a little log cabin stuck in her backyard. He sees the cabin as a fun project for the team to work on and present to Lance’s lovely bride after the wedding, so with no budget and Lance as the foreman, landlord and overall malcontent, the team disassembles the log cabin and moves it onto his property. With the wedding quickly approaching and Lance busy building outhouses and emu pens for his fiance, the team must work fast in order to finish before Lilly walks down the aisle.


108 – 130-YEAR-OLD ISLAND CABIN
  • Season 1 Episode 8
    Release Date: Feb. 20, 2017
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance
  • Location: Cuba Island, Manchester
    Owner: Jac Arbour
    Budget: $40,000, 6 weeks
    Special Projects: Inverted wooden boat chandelier, log benches, rickshaw sign, cornhole game

Chase and the team tackle the renovation of a 130-year-old cabin located on Cuba Island. With a budget of $40,000 and a time frame of six weeks, they attempt to overcome the challenges of building on an island to make sure the cabin is around for another 100 years.


109 – OFF THE GRID RENOVATION
  • Season 1 Episode 9
    Release Date: Feb. 27, 2017
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance
  • Location: Oxford
    Owners: Matt Siekman
    Budget: $20,000, 6 weeks
    Special Projects: Bear with fish chainsaw sculpture, “cookie” countertop, gravity-fed rain catchment system with 450-gallon storage tank

Chase and the team renovate an off-the-grid A-frame hunting cabin deep in the woods of Oxford, Maine, on 550 acres. Working with a budget of $20,000 and a time frame of six weeks, their goal is to get the cabin done before winter comes.


110 – A CAMP ON TWO PONDS
  • Season 1 Episode 10
    Release Date: Mar. 6, 2017
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance
  • Location: Whitney and Hogan Ponds, Oxford
    Owners: Matthew and Randee McDonald
    Budget: $30,000, 6 weeks
    Special Projects: Framed old 1951 Richard Bishop calendar prints found inside the walls, outdoor shower made from an old canoe, dining table made from “rough trod” barn wood

The team is called in to renovate the 1940s Camp Eskar-Go, uniquely situated on an eskar on two ponds. With winter right around the corner, Chase knows they need to hustle in order to complete the renovation, but the wet weather and a slew of other setbacks may interfere with finishing in time for the homeowners.


111 – SIX WEEKS FOR TWO A-FRAMES
  • Season 1 Episode 11
    Release Date: Mar. 13, 2017
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance
  • Locations: Sugarloaf Valley
  • Camp 1 Owner: Peggy Morrill
    Camp 1 Team: Chase, Ashley, Dixie
    Camp 1 Budget: $20,000, 6 weeks
    Camp 1 Special Projects: Custom crow and tree stained glass window, fire pit
  • Camp 2 Owners: Chris and Lauren Andrews
    Camp 2 Team: Ryan, Jedi, Lance
    Camp 2 Budget: $30,000, 6 weeks
    Camp 2 Special Projects: Framed original plans, Sugarloaf emblem, “Survivor” boat stern on the deck rail

The Cabin Masters are called in to renovate two A-frame cabins, one being for Chase and Ashley’s Mom, Peggy Morrill, in Maine’s Sugarloaf Valley. With only six weeks to accomplish both renovations, Chase splits the team down the middle. Stakes are high as a friendly wager allows the winning team to dress the losing team up at dinner.


SEASON 2

Dixie and Jedi were added to the show’s Introduction for Season 2, which also still included Lance.

201 – BUNGANUC CREEK LANDMARK
  • Season 2 Episode 1
    Release Date: Nov. 27, 2017
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance
  • Location: Bunganuc Creek, Brunswick
    Owners: Steve Stern and Arlene Morris
    Budget: $25,000 – $35,000, 8 weeks
    Special Projects: “No Nukes” sign restoration, live-edge table with anchor inlay, stainless steel school of fish, chairs made of slabs of granite, glass table made from an old anchor windlass, wine bottle river-chilling cage on a retrieval line

Builder Chase Morrill and his crew take on a historic clammers’ shack that’s one nor’easter away from falling into Bunganuc Creek. Designer Ashley joins the guys for a renovation that consists of opening up boarded windows as well as clearing out animal droppings and years of trash and old machinery, and removing 11 tons of concrete floor. In order to make a big transformation without changing the look of the outside, they get creative while battling the rising tide that touches the camp. The team has their work cut out for them with this rebuild, and they know everyone in town is watching closely as they work on this historic landmark.


202 – CLEARWATER CAMP
  • Season 2 Episode 2
    Release Date: Dec. 4, 2017
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance, Brad
  • Location: Industry
    Owner: Maine Surgeon General Dora Mills
    Budget: $35,000 – $45,000, 4th of July (8 – 10 weeks, unspecified)
    Special Projects: Book lamp made of a stack of encyclopedias, bookcase made out of an organ, in-stair bookshelves

The Cabin Masters take on a cabin in Industry that hasn’t been touched since the 1970s. They discover that 40 years of Maine winters have not been kind to this place, and issues arise once the snow melts and they start digging into the project. Between the snow delays and their $45,000 budget, this project is sure to come down to the wire.


203 – VETERAN’S RETREAT
  • Season 2 Episode 3
    Release Date: Dec. 11, 2017
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance
  • Location: Rome
    Owners: Travis Mills Foundation
    Budget: $50,000 + $100,000 donations, 8 weeks
    Special Projects: Changing room benches made from old doors and barn boards, stand dinner bell with the stand made at a blacksmith’s, activities/schedule chalkboard made from an old door, donated art created by local veterans

Chase and his team of builders take on an unusual project from retired United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills. Through his foundation, Travis has built a retreat in Maine on to help combat-injured veterans and their families adjust to their new normal. Chase and the crew are tasked with turning a simple lakeside cottage (formerly owned and operated as part of the Maine Chance residential spa from 1930 – 1970 by cosmetics industry founder Elizabeth Arden) into an ADA-compliant event center for the veterans and their families. The key feature will be a huge commercial-grade deck (for once the team received the engineered plans, to ensure ADA compliance) that can accommodate up to 40 guests at a time. With only eight weeks until the first guests arrive and the camp buried under two feet of snow, the team will have to get creative to finish this project on time.


204 – KIDS’ DREAM LAKE HOUSE
  • Season 2 Episode 4
    Release Date: Dec. 18, 2017
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance, Brad
  • Location: Damariscotta Lake, Damariscotta
    Owners: Luke and Laura Houghton
    Budget: $30,000, July 1st (weeks unknown)
    Special Projects: Epoxy color concrete floor, custom storage benches, custom stone patio, Foosball game, Turbo Chute

The Cabin Masters help a DIY homeowner jump-start his project and renovate a cabin near Damariscotta with kids in mind. With a budget of $30,000 and short time frame, the builders have to use their imagination to keep the homeowners happy while still impressing their youngest clientele yet.


205 – THE HILTZ CAMP
  • Season 2 Episode 5
    Release Date: Jan. 8, 2018
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance
  • Location: Kimball Pond, New Sharon
    Owners: Rod and Barbara Hiltz
    Budget: $20,000, 6 weeks
    Special Projects: Hiltz Hand front door, Hiltz Hand steel fire ring, beaver stick railing, live edge countertop

Chase and his team are deep in the woods of New Sharon, Maine, to help homeowner Rod save his rundown 1940s camp from falling into the pristine Kimball Pond. He’d like to patch up the holes and get his wife to come back to the camp, which means it’s going to need a lot of work. Chase will need all hands on deck to get this build done in time and under his $20,000 budget.


206 – TAKING IT TO THE FINISH LINE
  • Season 2 Episode 6
    Release Date: Jan. 15, 2018
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance
  • Location: Kennebec River, Embden
    Owner: Larry Costa
    Budget: $20,000, 8 weeks
    Special Projects: Custom metal stair rail and CNC plasma-cut design, handmade steel dragonfly lawn ornaments, barn board accent wall and stair risers, shotgun-blasted metal trash can light fixtures, framed old-style poster

Builder Chase Morrill and his team are hired to finish a cabin for a homeowner who has been collecting materials for years but just hasn’t been able to finish the project. With a budget of $20,000, the crew hopes to make the homeowner’s dream a reality in just eight weeks.



Freshly-shucked Glidden Point oysters, at the Woodshed Taproom at Maine Cabin Masters HQ on August 27, 2020.

207 – OYSTER FARM SHACK
  • Season 2 Episode 7
    Release Date: Jan. 22, 2018
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance
  • Location: Glidden Point Oyster Farm, Damariscotta River, Edgecomb
    Owners: Ryan McPherson and Briana Endicott
    Budget: $25.000, 4 weeks
    Special Projects: Portable oyster shucking station, light fixtures made of glass blocks filled with crushed oyster shells, oyster cedar shake shingles

Chase, Ashley and the team find themselves rebuilding an old oyster shack for Glidden Point Oyster Farm, a working oyster farm in Edgecomb. Forced into immediate action by their shortest timeline to date while working with a budget of $25,000, the team must start their preliminary work with snow still on the ground.


208 – THE BULLPEN
  • Season 2 Episode 8
    Release Date: Jan. 29, 2018
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance, Brad
  • Location: Clearwater Lake, Industry
    Owners: The Morrill Family
    Budget: $20,000, Memorial Day (no weeks specified)
    Special Projects: Family tree made of glazed clay

Chase and his team head to their family camp to take on the old Army barracks that has served as overflow sleeping for over 40 years. With the family expanding and sleeping space at a premium, the guys try to save the structure to accommodate family reunions for years to come. With a budget of $20,000, a lot of reclaimed materials and help from family members, the team races to pull off this renovation before the family reunion.


209 – HEIRLOOM HOME ON THE SHORE
  • Season 2 Episode 9
    Release Date: Feb. 5, 2018
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance
  • Location: New Meadows River, West Bath
    Owners: Tina Sener and Michele Robinson-Pontbriand
    Budget: $30,000, autumn (no weeks specified)
    Special Projects: Window flower boxes, “The Yorks, Darlene and Leland” sign, tile mosaics behind fireplace, floating hinged dock ramp for the dog

The team is in West Bath to work on a 20′ x 20′ family camp built in 1961 on the coast of the New Meadows River. After 56 years of use, the third-generation owners have decided to add facilities and more appropriate living quarters for the large family reunions they host each year. Chase has to figure out how to get down to the camp before taking it apart, which calls for some high-end stonework. The crew also springs into action to build something special for the family’s three-legged Labrador.


210 – DESERT POND HIDEAWAY
  • Season 2 Episode 10
    Release Date: Feb. 12, 2018
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance, Brad
  • Location: Desert Pond, Mt. Vernon
    Owners: Vincent Hemmeter and Nicole Watson
    Budget: $30,000, 4 weeks
    Special Projects: Central floor insert, chimney gargoyle, claw foot tub with shower ring, “one-eyed bull” door knocker, canoe dock

The team travels to a secluded piece of land close to Desert Pond to help a couple turn their forgotten 16′ x 16′ shack with a fieldstone fireplace into a relaxing retreat. The couple has big ambitions for the one-room space, which means the crew will be stretched with a $30,000 budget and only four weeks to finish the project.



The Pilsbury Rafting Cabin birdhouse seen in Season 2, Episode 11, at the top-left with hundreds of other cabin birdhouses on the erosion control wall along 201 across the road from the Kennebec River south of West Forks on August 22, 2020.

211 – PILSBURY FAMILY RAFTING CABIN
  • Season 2 Episode 11
    Release Date: Feb. 19, 2018
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance
  • Location: The Forks, Dead and Kennebec Rivers, Caratunk
    Owners: Mike and Kim Pilsbury
    Budget: $30,000, 9 weeks
    Special Projects: Bench made of small logs, towel and rafting gear drying rack, as well as an extra bench, both made from old paddles, a Pilsbury Cabin bird house for the highway birdhouse retaining wall about 10 miles down the road in Moscow

The Cabin Masters take on a project along the Kennebec River in Caratunk. They’re challenged with taking a shell of a cabin that was moved to its current property from Lake Moxie and renovating it to create a small efficiency home for family and friends to stay when they visit. The timeline and budget aren’t the only challenges the team will face, however, as the remote location provides its own set of problems.


212 – FAMILY’S EMPTY NEST
  • Season 2 Episode 12
    Release Date: Feb. 26, 2018
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance
  • Location: Pitcher Pond, Lincolnville
    Owners: Kirk and Lisa Wolfinger
    Budget: $30,000 modified to $20,000, 10 weeks
    Special Projects: Carved eagle over double doors, loveseat made from a stump, portable dividing walls for the writing nook

A family has the resources to give their Lincolnville cabin the love it deserves now that their four children are almost done with college. However, the crew has their hands full with this job because the cabin has been neglected for 25 years, corners were cut in the original build, and due to local compliance laws the budget has to be $10,000 less. And when it gets cold, Dixie brings in everything to make up one of the massive batches of his Seafood Chowdah.


213 – FAMILY FISHING CABIN
  • Season 2 Episode 13
    Release Date: Mar. 5, 2018
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance
  • Location: McGrath aka “McGraw” Pond, Oakland
    Owners: Eric and Sarah Libby
    Budget: $25,000, 6 weeks
    Special Projects: Second floor bunkhouse loft, fish drawn on a paper bag by Eric’s father framed/outlined with branches, minnow trap light fixtures, live cedar loft railing

Chase Morrill and the team work to save an old cabin in Oakland that the homeowner purchased from his father. Eric hopes that the renovation will give the cabin many more years of life so he can share his childhood memories there with his own children. Similar to a “Shotgun Shack”, Chase said “It’s like a mobile home” while Ryan describes it with, “This place is kind of just built like a good old Maine trailer — Long and skinny with rooms everywhere. You know, you could pack the kids in, feed them.” Chase and his team pull out all the stops to get this project done before winter comes and brings construction to a halt.


214 – A FAMILY GATHERING PLACE
  • Season 2 Episode 14
    Release Date: Mar. 12, 2018
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance
  • Location: Tilton Point, McGrath Pond, Oakland
    Owner: Stephanie Sturtevant
    Budget: $30,000 – $35,000, 8 weeks
    Special Projects: Decoupaged photos, wine rack made of old water skis, countertops made from 19th-century water-aged logs from Quakish Lake extracted by Maine Heritage Timber in Millinocket, updated grilling and smoking stone firepit, handmade paddle uprights for the loft rail

Chase and his team take on a project on McGrath Pond in Oakland that has been empty for 15 years. Stephanie bought this 1940s place from her father and promised him she would fix it up. After her father passed a few years ago, she knew she needed to get some help so she could fulfill her promise and bring it back to the fun cabin it once was. While it seems like a pretty straightforward renovation, starting a project this late in the season raises a lot of challenges. Can Chase and his team get this project done before winter comes and brings construction to a halt?


215 – A FAMILY CABIN FIT FOR A KING
  • Season 2 Episode 15
    Release Date: Mar. 19, 2018
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance
  • Location: Midcoast Maine (location intentionally unspecified)
    Owners: Jon and Briar Fishman
    Budget: $50,000, 8 weeks (became 16 weeks)
    Special Projects: Live edge dining table with slices of Briar’s father’s burl inlaid, live edge burl mirror, outdoor checkerboard

The Cabin Masters have a $50,000 budget to renovate a 100-year-old camp four-times the size of their usual builds. While they’re hesitant to take on such a huge project, the team is determined to deliver after finding out the client is a member of Ryan’s favorite band, Phish. After it’s found the cabin requires lead paint abatement, along with a series of harsh weather delays, the crew reluctantly asks for an extension on their deadline and faces the truth that cabins weren’t meant to be built in the winter. The team “drops the mic” on this build and blows away the entire family with a complete exterior and interior facelift including a special project that pays homage to a loved family member, and a giant outdoor checkerboard for the kids.


216 – A CABIN FOR THE YMCA
  • Season 2 Episode 16
    Release Date: Mar. 26, 2018
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance
  • YMCA Location: Augusta
    YMCA Owners: Kennebec Valley YMCA
    YMCA Budget: Donations, and salvage from a cabin in Sugarloaf (estimated in the episode at $8,000)
    YMCA Special Projects: Chainsaw-carved bench with two owls and a bear cub, tubular wooden xylophone, loon weathervane
  • Chase’s Special Projects: Beer/grain elevator, faucet coat rack, commemorative frame with camp project photos, ponies from Lance

The Kennebec Valley YMCA in Augusta needs a new play structure, and the Cabin Masters know just the crew for the job. In addition, Ryan decides it’s time to build the workshop that Chase has always wanted. With winter fast approaching and no budget for either project, the team works feverishly to finish the play cabin for the YMCA and the workshop for Chase before everything freezes over. This episode includes Ashley’s “tour” of the extensive piles of “organized” salvaged material and other items in Chase’s yard.


SEASON 3

For Season 3 Chase’s description of his fellow team members was dropped from the introduction, while within it Lance still appears in the group shots on the boat and on the shore.

301 – INSPIRATIONS BREWING
  • Season 3 Episode 1
    Release Date: Dec. 3, 2018
    Additional Cabin Masters: (none)
  • Location: Sabattus Pond, Wales, Sabattus
    Owners: Shamus and Naomi Neville
    Budget: $25,000 – $30,000, 8 weeks
    Special Projects: Bar made of imported whiskey barrels with a “Temperance” sign from Prohibition, beer tap hidden in an old circuit breaker panel, blown glass pendant lampshade, barrel stave stair rail and bar front

If there’s one thing the Cabin Masters love as much as renovating cabins, it’s beer. When they learn that the owner of their latest cabin project works at Allagash Brewing Company in Portland, they’re excited to check out the brewery for inspiration as they turn the weekend getaway into a three-season home away from home. Located on the shore of Sabattus Pond, the cabin has a steep drop-off to the water, a front door in the wrong place, a kitchen that’s too tiny, and an unusable loft thanks to a low ceiling. Chase and the team brew up some incredible projects to reimagine the cabin footprint and use items from the brewery as well as custom pieces to transform it beyond their clients’ wildest expectations.


302 – PAWS, PRESENT AND FUTURE
  • Season 3 Episode 2
    Release Date: Dec. 10, 2018
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance
  • Location: Cobbosseecontee Stream, West Gardiner
    Owners: Dave and Christie Allred
    Budget: $25,000, open timeline
    Special Projects: Animal paw prints on the floors, cat condo and catio, dog door with overhang, glass burl table

Two animal lovers with a heart for rescuing dogs and cats call on Chase and the team to transform the West Gardiner cabin they’d bought sight-unseen into a pet sanctuary. The crew works to bring modern-day amenities into a cabin that’s over a century old while maintaining the rustic appeal that originally attracted the owners.


303 – HO HO HOME
  • Season 3 Episode 3
    Release Date: Dec. 17, 2018
    Additional Cabin Masters: (none)
  • Location: Rangeley Lakes
    Owners: Doug aka “Santa” and Lois Dodge
    Budget: $35,000, 8 weeks
    Special Projects: Woodstove hearth made from camp’s former chimney bricks, bedrooms for “Naughty” (with posters found in the walls and a blacklight) and “Nice”, sleigh converted into a chair and table, much larger dock than Ryan requested, rocking moose for the grandkids

Doug, aka “Santa,” and his wife Lois inherited a 1,250-square-foot cabin in Rangeley that’s been in her family since 1958. With no major renovations since the 1970s, Chase and the team are excited to perform a Christmas miracle and transform this cabin into a wonderland for the whole family to enjoy.


304 – SHIP SHAPE SHACK
  • Season 3 Episode 4
    Release Date: Jan. 7, 2019
    Additional Cabin Masters: (none)
  • Location: Round Pond, Bristol
    Owners: Siblings David, Tom and Sally Orcutt
    Budget: $30,000, 8 weeks
    Special Projects: Lobster trap loading line/float rope floor mats, lobster trap chairs and a lobster buoy/wind chime drink ordering bell for the widow’s walk

Chase and the team have their hands full transforming a family’s treasured 1950s lobster shack that had been moved from Boothbay, into a cabin that will create a lifetime of memories for generations to come. They re-imagine the cabin’s interior layout, preserve a cherished mural, and add an exterior widow’s walk on top of the new design.


305 – CABIN OVERHAUL
  • Season 3 Episode 5
    Release Date: Jan. 14, 2019
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance (flashback)
  • Location: Mooselookmeguntic Lake
    Owners: Gene and Dotty Bettencourt
    Budget: $40,000, 8 weeks
    Special Projects: Blown glass light fixtures molded from racing chassis springs, tailgate bench with pedestals turned from an 18″ log from the property

It’s a Cabin Masters conundrum as Chase and the team are challenged to take a 1960s former garage and turn it into a home that will comfortably accommodate six siblings and their 17 kids. They’re up against the clock to convert the cramped camp into a real cabin the family can enjoy for years to come.


306 – HOOK, LINE AND SINKER
  • Season 3 Episode 6
    Release Date: Jan. 21, 2019
    Additional Cabin Masters: Brad
  • Location: Toothaker Pond, Phillips
    Owners: Keith and Terri Smith
    Budget: $25,000, 11 weeks
    Special Projects: Tennis ball slingshot and dock for Millie the dock-diving dog, chandelier with fly fishing lures

A couple buys a dilapidated cabin in Phillips, Maine, in hopes of keeping the area’s fly-fishing traditions alive. Chase and his team pull out all the stops to fix a myriad of issues in just 11 weeks.


307 – STABLE FAMILY TIES
  • Season 3 Episode 7
    Release Date: Jan. 28, 2019
    Additional Cabin Masters: Brad
  • Location: Biscay Pond, Bremen
    Owners: Siblings Andrew, Nick, and Cammie Christ
    Budget: $40,000, 9 weeks
    Special Projects: Peaceful memorial garden honoring Nanny & Pop’s cremation urns overlooking the camp (including a fresh beer for Fritz), horseshoe coatracks and a horseshoe door knocker handmade at a blacksmith shop, drop-down bed on a winch, gift of a 7′ table made by the owners’ brother-in-law with barn wood from their former family farm in Rhode Island

Chase and the crew have their work cut out for them turning a vacation cabin that was originally a 1920s horse barn that had been dragged across the lake in the 1940s, into a stable building for a large family. Drawing from the past as inspiration, the crew also wants to honor the owners’ late parents in this emotional build.


308 – PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
  • Season 3 Episode 8
    Release Date: Feb, 4, 2019
    Additional Cabin Masters: (none)
  • Location: Belle Island, Lake Cobbosseecontee, Winthrop
    Owners: Jon and Win Elliott
    Budget: $45,000, 9 weeks
    Special Projects: 100′ zip line, hand-painted floor canvas

A couple’s Belle Island camp has a long multi-generational history within their family since the 1890s. Their three-building camp, with a main building, a log cabin with a wide stone fireplace, a boathouse, and a gazebo, is an ongoing focus of family life and they are now ready to make its preservation their main priority. They call on the Cabin Masters to bring these historic buildings into the present and stand the test of time for the next generation.


309 – THE HONEYMOON SUITE
  • Season 3 Episode 9
    Release Date: Feb. 11, 2019
    Additional Cabin Masters: Brad
  • Location: Drury Pond, Temple
    Owners: Seamus and Kali McKinney
    Budget: $35,000, no deadline
    Special Projects: Winter scene wall hangings for Kali made by Ashley and Seamus’ mom Maggie, floor lamp made from sheet metal from the camp to match the older hanging lamps, planter boxes with decorative tiles found in the camp, champagne from the team

In a Maine Cabin Masters first, Chase and his creative crew help a newlywed couple take a questionable “wedding gift” with a 1970s vibe and turn it into an alpine ski bungalow that would rival those found in the Swiss Alps. With $35,000 and no time limit, Chase and his team completely gut the camp and start from scratch to transform it from its current condition into the beautiful bungalow that the newlyweds will enjoy for generations to come.


310 – THE TWISTER CAMP
  • Season 3 Episode 10
    Release Date: Feb. 18, 2019
    Additional Cabin Masters: (none)
  • Location: Bridgton
    Owners: Jim and Lisa Backman
    Budget: $22,500, 2 months
    Special Projects: Canoe bookcase, donated cliff rock BBQ island, donated cedar dock with dual Adirondack chair, donated custom indoor stair rail with ski decorations

A couple calls on the Cabin Masters to help save the owner from himself after their camp was hit by a freak tornado, and a tree courtesy of the same tornado. With community involvement and an emphasis on outdoor entertaining, and with Ashley in charge while Chase is out ill, the team completes an open second floor and the desired finishing touches to the camp as they race to wrap it up before the first snow falls.


311 – A LEGACY PRESERVED
  • Season 3 Episode 11
    Release Date: Feb. 25, 2019
    Additional Cabin Masters: (none)
  • Location: Cobbossee Stream, West Gardiner
    Owners: Wakefield Wildlife Sanctuary, Kennebec Land Trust: Theresa Kerchner, Executive Director, and Amy Lesko, Representative of Kendra Shaw’s Estate
    Budget: $45,000, 9 weeks
    Special Projects: Bat boxes built at the Chewonki Foundation, two woven Bates Mill wedgewood blue “Martha Washington” bedspreads made at Maine Heritage Weavers

The Cabin Masters pay tribute to Kendra Shaw, an entomologist and late matriarch of an amazing legacy in West Gardiner, Maine, by restoring two rustic cabins on the 113-acre Wakefield Wildlife Sanctuary she’d donated. With a budget of $45,000, they restore the cabins by adding composting toilets, hand pumps to pull water from the nearby stream, as well as propane heaters and cook stoves.


312 – GOLDEN YEARS FAMILY CAMP
  • Season 3 Episode 12
    Release Date: Mar. 4, 2019
    Additional Cabin Masters: (none)
  • Location: Highland Pond, Bridgton
    Owner: Sandra Stevenson
    Budget: $40,000, 8 weeks
    Special Projects: Firehose wall lamp and handrail horizontal balusters, wheeled steamer trunk game storage cabinet

After buying her parents’ old summer camp in Bridgton, a mother calls on the Cabin Masters to help her completely renovate the home for her parents to retire in full-time. With a $40,000 budget and eight weeks, Chase and his crew come in to transform this camp into the ideal retirement space where the grandparents can safely continue to enjoy their twilight years surrounded by their loving family.


313 – DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH
  • Season 3 Episode 13
    Release Date: Mar. 11, 2019
    Additional Cabin Masters: (none)
  • Location: Salmon Lake, Smithfield
    Owners: Pam, Jane aka “Mom”, and Suzanne, aka “PMS”
    Budget: $40,000, 9 weeks
    Special Projects: Three-person Adirondack chair, the Adirondaquiri signature Tiki cocktail from the Portland Hunt & Alpine Club, Tiki masks made by Chase’s kids

After three women collectively buy a cabin they describe as “a diamond in the rough on a pretty lot,” they are determined to prove the naysayers wrong and create the cabin of their dreams, complete with an outdoor Tiki bar. With the help of Chase and the Maine Cabin Masters team, their dreams become reality and their “diamond in the rough” becomes a cherished gem and family gathering spot.


314 – LOVE YURTS
  • Season 3 Episode 14
    Release Date: Mar. 18, 2019
    Additional Cabin Masters: (none)
  • Location: Snake Island, Lower Patten Pond, Ellsworth
    Owners: Gary and Mackenzi White
    Budget: $15,000, 5 weeks
    Special Projects: Handmade ice fishing trap, four chainsaw-carved eagles (one for each of the kids), hanging outdoor cocoon pod chairs

In a Cabin Masters first, Chase and the crew are tasked with a relocation and land manifestation of a family Yurt on an island on Togus Pond. With a budget of $15,000 and five weeks to complete the job, Chase and the team enter uncharted (and nearly frozen) waters, knowing they will have to move quickly to beat the oncoming ice and snow so they can have the yurt ready for the family to drop their fishing lines in the frozen pond.


315 – A DREAM COME TRUE – HOCKEYTOWN
  • Season 3 Episode 15
    Release Date: Mar. 25, 2019
    Additional Cabin Masters: (none)
  • Location: David Pond, Fayette
    Owners: Jon and Amy Faitsch
    Budget: $30,000, 9 weeks
    Special Projects: Lamp made from four hockey sticks and a helmet, ice hockey table, pine tree-shaped shutters, hockey puck photo holders, captive puck pond hockey goals

A couple with two children calls on the Cabin Masters to take their camp they’d purchased only two months earlier on David Pond and turn it into a family vacation cabin that will serve as a central part of their lives for generations to come. Chase and his team are poised to take this blank canvas and create a work of art that includes beautiful pine walls and ceilings and additional sleeping space for the growing family.


316 – THE DIXIE DOG DEN
  • Season 3 Episode 16
    Release Date: Apr. 1, 2019
    Additional Cabin Masters: Brad
  • Location: Togus Pond, Augusta
    Owner: Mamie Beale, “Dixie”‘s Grandmother
    Budget: $25,000, no deadline
    Special Projects: Bowls turned by a neighbor from logs found on the property, kitchen shelving made from a dogsled which is still usable

The Cabin Masters team helps their own Matthew Dix restore his Grandfather’s old shed to its former glory for Betty, Betsy, and Tootsie, Dixie’s Mom and Aunts. With $25,000 of family money, an open deadline, and his 92-year-old feisty Grandma waiting impatiently next door, “Dixie” and the Cabin Masters visit every chance they get to check on Grandma, and put hammer to nails to restore the decrepit cabin.


SEASON 4

Chase’s descriptions of his team returned in Season 4’s introduction, while the group shot included Chase, Ashley, Ryan, Dixie, and Jedi. And after playing around with CAD on-screen in previous seasons, the show also transitioned from explaining the changes of a given project via a whiteboard and marker at the beginning of an episode (sometimes throughout for unexpected changes), to using animated CAD drawings to accomplish more advanced visualizations while still maintaining simplicity in the drawings.

401 – A CABIN IN TRAINING
  • Season 4 Episode 1
    Release Date: Dec. 4, 2019
    Additional Cabin Masters: Brad
  • Location: Piper Pond, Abbot
    Owners: Ron and Hilary Porter
    Budget: $30,000, 9 weeks
    Special Projects: Iron tractor wheel bench, rabbit wood carved art by Doug Frati for the caboose

A couple purchased a quaint cabin with an accompanying railroad caboose. Chase and the team transform both spaces to create a camp by enlarging the main cabin with more sleeping space, indoor plumbing and an updated kitchen, while the caboose provides more bunk space and storage.


402 – A LOBSTER LEGACY SHACK
  • Season 4 Episode 2
    Release Date: Jan. 20, 2020
    Additional Cabin Masters: Brad
  • Location: Orr’s Island, Harpswell
    Owners: Zach and Shannon Lindsey
    Budget: $20,000, 7 – 11 weeks
    Special Projects: Bar made from an old wooden Chris-Craft transom, lobster buoy solar patio lights

A couple inherited their quaint cabin from his grandfather, a boat builder who had rather solidly built the cabin by hand in 1978. With a recently-built wharf that provided a stable foundation, Chase and his team focus on transforming the former fish and lobster shack into a fun family cabin.


403 – THE CALL OF THE LOON
  • Season 4 Episode 3
    Release Date: Jan. 27, 2020
    Additional Cabin Masters: Brad
  • Location: Moosehead Lake
    Owners: Scott and Rachel Kopec
    Budget: $50,000, 8 weeks
    Special Projects: Chief Needahbeh theming throughout, including a shadow box containing Chief Needahbeh flies made by Dixie and Ashley

Sitting on the shores of Moosehead Lake, the cabin known as the “Call of The Loon” has been reacquired in 2011 by Rachel, the great-granddaughter of Walter Gerrish, who built it in 1931. Chief Needahbeh of the Penobscot tribe owned it until the 1950s and apparently painted two murals in the cabin. He also collected stones from most of the states, marked them, and built the stone stove on the property with them. Chase and the team update the amenities and add a second story to accommodate the large family.


404 – OLD CABIN, NEW TRICKS
  • Season 4 Episode 4
    Release Date: Feb, 3, 2020
    Additional Cabin Masters: Brad
  • Location: Harpswell Sound
    Owners: Allen and Anne Springer
    Budget: $40,000, 12 weeks
    Special Projects: Sea Bag tote with a Casco Bay coastal map having a heart at the camp’s location

For the past 20 years, a family has created lasting memories of their cabin overlooking Harpswell Sound, but the cabin is in need of some work to see the next 20 years and beyond. Chase and the team jack and level the cabin and expand it with a second floor loft space to accommodate the next generation of the family.


405 – A MULTI-FAMILY AFFAIR
  • Season 4 Episode 5
    Release Date: Feb. 10, 2020
    Additional Cabin Masters: Brad
  • Location: Moose Pond Township, Moosehead Lake
    Owners: Kevin and Alison, and David and Megan
    Budget: $20,000, 8 weeks
    Special Projects: Stone patio from slate pieces and crushed stone found on the property, moose call made of paint cans and string, floating swim mat, custom rail cart given to the owners for transporting gear on the railroad tracks (with the railroad’s permission … see “Ten Most Challenging Builds”, season 4, special episode 23)

A pair of couples found an isolated cabin and fell in love with idea of owning and restoring it. Chase and the team have their hands full trying to repair and restore this diamond in the rough that’s only accessible by hiking 2 miles on the railroad tracks, or by boating across the lake.


406 – PASSPORT TO GREENVILLE
  • Season 4 Episode 6
    Release Date: Feb. 17, 2020
    Additional Cabin Masters: (none)
  • Location: Moosehead Lake, Greenville Junction
    Owners: Jerry and Wanda Nutt
    Budget: $40,000, 8 weeks
    Special Projects: Custom carved wood tap handle for the requested portable outdoor kitchen with a moose, Mt. Kineo, and a loon on the lake, live edge pine countertops for both the indoor and outdoor kitchens as well as an outdoor bench all from a tree on the property

On their way to Canada but without a lost passport, a couple fell in love with the stunning views of Greenville Junction, Maine. But the cabin they purchased just the previous October is in need of some serious work to make it livable year-round for their extended family. Chase and the team open up the floor plan to create a working bathroom and kitchen as well as additional sleeping space.


407 – IT TAKES A VILLAGE
  • Season 4 Episode 7
    Release Date: Feb. 24, 2020
    Additional Cabin Masters: (none)
  • Location: Agassiz Village, Poland
    Owners: The Agassiz Village Board Of Directors
    Budget: $15,000, 10 weeks (donations of supplies and labor are estimated by Chase in the episode to be $60,000, for a total of $75,000)
    Special Projects: 5-hole disc golf course

Founded in 1935, Agassiz Village has provided underprivileged and at-risk kids an opportunity to experience a 470-acre 50-building camp surrounded by the beauty of Maine. Projects for the Cabin Masters are to restore the old Ringling Brothers’ carousel gazebo and add a raised deck floor inside, save and restore bunkhouse I1, and bring back the old carved totem pole in the Welcome area. Chase and his team take on the big project with a small budget to help the camp with the support of the community.


408 – BALLARD
  • Season 4 Episode 8
    Release Date: Mar. 2, 2020
    Additional Cabin Masters: Brad
  • Location: Maranacook Lake, Winthrop
    Owners: Jared and Mia Ballard
    Budget: $60,000, no deadline (took 7 months)
    Special Projects: Live edge vanity, L-shaped dock with bench, front stone patio, wood lift-latches on wooden doorknobs, wooden un-powered period icebox refrigeration donated by Dixie

An early 1900s cabin that’s intimately tied to Maine’s history and legacy puts Chase and the team to the test as they try to re-create its original look and feel. The cabin was owned by the state and was taken to Boston and New York before being placed on the property in the 1940s. The camp and the property was then owned by Joseph Stickney, Mia’s Great Grandfather, who was credited with creating the term “Vacationland” for Maine.


409 – RETROFIT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
  • Season 4 Episode 9
    Release Date: Mar. 9, 2020
    Additional Cabin Masters: (none)
  • Location: Jug Stream, Lake Annabessacook, Monmouth
    Owners: Tony and Jeanne Sun
    Budget: $25,000 – $30,000, 8 – 10 weeks
    Special Projects: Live edge siding which is a first for the Cabin Masters, upright arcade video game with 32″ screen and custom barn wood cabinet, decorative timberframe and threaded rod collar tie, trolley wicker basket pulley system down the hill from the cabin to the stream

A couple found their own slice of heaven overlooking Lake Annabessacook, only to find out it needed more work than they could provide. Chase, the team, and the Mini Masters take it out of its current 1950’s decor and update it with modern touches and areas for the three dogs, with some special projects up their sleeves.


410 – LIGHTHOUSE POINT
  • Season 4 Episode 10
    Release Date: Mar. 16, 2020
    Additional Cabin Masters: Brad
  • Location: Great Pond, Belgrade
    Owners: Jay and Linda Saulter
    Budget: $35,000, 10 weeks
    Special Projects: Stair rail with fish balusters (and one shark), kids’ craft shop made out of the old ice house, 10-foot working lighthouse built and donated by Jay’s friends John and Darren

After relocating back to Maine, a family of five has been cramped in their small 3-season 1940s cabin on a peninsula overlooking Great Pond. It’s so small the youngest daughter sleeps in the camper. Chase and the team want to expand the footprint of the cabin by adding a loft space, but they must work fast to finish the restoration before winter.


411 – AN UPHILL BATTLE
  • Season 4 Episode 11
    Release Date: Mar. 23, 2020
    Additional Cabin Masters: Brad
  • Location: Great Pond, Belgrade
    Owners: Connie and Louise Nesbit
    Budget: $25,000, 8 – 10 weeks
    Special Projects: Candle holder made from four welded steel grates from the stone fireplace, wooden kayak found on the property made to hang on the side of the deck

Lifelong Mainers bought their 1954 Belgrade cabin in 1987 and have maintained it over the years, but the list of needed repairs continues to grow. Chase and the team give the camp much-needed life by rebuilding its front wall and replacing the heating system.


412 – A HOME FOR THE CABIN MASTERS
  • Season 4 Episode 12
    Release Date: Mar. 30, 2020
    Additional Cabin Masters: (none)
  • Location: Manchester
    Owners: Kennebec Cabin Company
    Budget: $0.00, 12 weeks
    Special Projects: A 9′ x 4′ x 3″ thick live edge table for the design space from Chase, a portrait of Gus that matches the pose of an earlier family dog portrait, the surprise of an encaustic beeswax-based painting of their Mom’s “Buckin’ A” cabin from season 1 episode 11 “Six Weeks For Two A-Frames” from Ashley

As a surprise for Ashley, Chase and the team jump at the opportunity to buy the Daggett’s 1860s farmhouse in Manchester and transform it into their headquarters. Holding a barn sale with the barn’s contents they bring in $2,700 for local charity Capital Clubhouse. They plan to create a showroom, offices, and a special space where Ashley can design and create custom pieces.


413 – AN ISLAND RETREAT
  • Season 4 Episode 13
    Release Date: Apr. 6, 2020
    Additional Cabin Masters: (none)
  • Location: Sherb’s Island, Maranacook Lake
    Owners: Leon and Kim Roberts
    Budget: $30,000, 10 weeks
    Special Projects: Taller doorways and collar ties for Leon’s height, bedroom and bathroom log-faced doors with coffin shapes, concrete domed wood-fired pizza oven, stone “iZland Camp” sign gifted from Leon’s friend Bill Vickerson, aluminum stairs on the front hill with a kayak launch alongside, framed portrait of the newly-married owners

A man and his fiancée, who eloped during the build, would like to see their rustic camping cabin without plumbing transformed into a place where they can entertain, use the bathroom indoors and enjoy multiple seasons. Additionally, they’d like to pay homage to their sixth-generation funeral home business.


414 – A DREAM COME TRUE
  • Season 4 Episode 14
    Release Date: Apr. 13, 2020
    Additional Cabin Masters: (none)
  • Location: Cobbosseecontee Lake
    Owners: Jay and Sarah Wolfington
    Budget: $20,000, 8 weeks
    Special Projects: Loft railing made of old water skis, baseball glove chair and baseball beanbag

A family of four from Florida is living in their dream home on a scenic Maine lake. But from the kitchen to the rafters, it’s in need of some serious renovations to withstand the winter months and really work for them. Chase and his team are up to the task.


415 – CABIN MASTERS TO THE RESCUE
  • Season 4 Episode 15
    Release Date: Apr. 20, 2020
    Additional Cabin Masters: Brad
  • Location: Manchester
    Owners: Gary and Ellen Fuller
    Budget: $20,000, ASAP
    Special Projects: Flaked epoxy floor over concrete, combination deer-hanging stand and swing set with swings made by the Mini Masters, handmade “Registered Maine Guide” wall hanging, antler chandelier, butcher block table bar

A couple started building a small cabin after inheriting 97 acres in Manchester, Maine, but the Master Maine Guide’s health issues are making the job difficult. They call on Chase and the team to finish the project so they can enjoy it with their children and grandchildren.


416 – A CABIN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
  • Season 4 Episode 16
    Release Date: Apr. 27, 2020
    Additional Cabin Masters: (none)
  • Location: Pickerel Pond, Wayne
    Owners: Larry and Noriko Pearson
    Budget: $15,000, 6 – 8 weeks
    Special Projects: Handcrafted ceramic loon whistle from a potter in Wayne, privacy screen made of old shutters, outdoor stone bench

A man calls on the Cabin Masters to repair and renovate his family’s 1954 off-the-grid fishing camp that was converted from a tent platform on Pickerel Pond in Wayne. He hopes to get a screened-in porch where he can enjoy the surroundings with his grandchildren, his wife hopes for a space for her massage table, and the team must act quickly before winter arrives.


417 – KEEPING THE DREAMS ALIVE
  • Season 4 Episode 17
    Release Date: May 4, 2020
    Additional Cabin Masters: (none)
  • Location: Winthrop
    Owners: Kay and her son Dan Webster
    Budget: $30,000, 10 weeks
    Special Projects: Timberframe truss system, railroad tie steps down the hill, handmade hanging bench swing in the screened-in porch

Chase and the team are challenged to renovate a family’s cabin that’s fallen into major disrepair in Winthrop as no ones used it since the late 1990s. They must navigate a treacherous hillside to stabilize the camp and make necessary repairs so the family can enjoy it for another 42 years.


418 – A RE-IMAGINATION
  • Season 4 Episode 18
    Release Date: May 11, 2020
    Additional Cabin Masters: Brad
  • Location: Messalonskee Lake aka “Snow Pond”, Sidney
    Owners: Greg and Denise Shaw
    Budget: $70,000, 3 months
    Special Projects: Live edge dining table and headboard both made from barn boards taken off the cabin

A couple finds a cabin that has been untouched for years on the beautiful shore of Messalonskee Lake aka “Snow Pond” in Sidney. With an interior that’s in a state of vintage hibernation, Chase and the team upgrade the property from 3-season to 4-season while maintaining its rustic beauty.


419 – A CABIN FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
  • Season 4 Episode 19
    Release Date: May 18, 2020
    Additional Cabin Masters: Brad
  • Location: Little Sebago Lake, Gray
    Owners: Siblings Joe and Mary Loring
    Budget: $60,000 – $65,000, late spring
    Special Projects: Paddle wall hangings with the siblings’ names, iron triangle dinner bell

A woman and her five siblings can’t keep up with their family cabin’s mounting repairs on Little Sebago Lake, Maine. Chase and the team step in to rework its floor plan and, in a show first, move the cabin off its foundation to rework it, creating space for their families, and making it more accessible for the older generation.


420 – A CHANGING OF THE GUARD’S CAMP
  • Season 4 Episode 20
    Release Date: May 25, 2020
    Additional Cabin Masters: Brad
  • Location: Weber Pond, Vassalboro
    Owners: Jeff and Leah Bickford
    Budget: $50,000 (became $70,000), 16 weeks (became 18 weeks)
    Special Projects: Handmade pillowcase with a flag, ammo box coffee table recreating an old wooden ammo box from the property, poured concrete floor in the crawlspace to prevent moisture, prefinished hardwood floor and installation both donated by Maxton’s as the owners are military, red, white & blue loft handrail, handmade exterior wooden American flag, full-height outdoor flagpole

A couple, he being retired from and she being active duty in the National Guard, recently inherited the cabin where he spent summers in Vassalboro, and it needs major repairs. Unexpectedly and in a show first, the team finds they must tear down the entire structure to the original floor system and recreate a dream cabin to accommodate the entire family.


SEASON 4 SPECIAL EPISODES

421 – TOP TEN WATERFRONT CABINS
  • Season 4 Special Episode 21
    Release Date: June 1, 2020
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance, Brad

Chase, Ryan, and Ashley reveal their viewers’ favorite waterfront cabin projects. Deleted scenes include Jedi rescuing a family of mice that had been living in some insulation.


422 – TEN MOST UNIQUE BUILDS
  • Season 4 Special Episode 22
    Release Date: June 8, 2020
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance, Brad

Chase, Ryan, and Ashley take a fun-filled look back to pick their favorite unique builds from so many great camps over the years. These aren’t specifically cabins but, with a few exceptions, are other portions of episodes or projects outside the cabins themselves.


423 – TEN MOST CHALLENGING BUILDS
  • Season 4 Special Episode 23
    Release Date: June 15, 2020
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance, Brad

Chase, Ryan, and Ashley showcase their most challenging builds from all four seasons. Deleted scenes include Dixie firing off a miniature cannon at the twister cabin in Bridgton.


424 – WORK SMAHTA, NOT HAHDA
  • Season 4 Special Episode 24
    Release Date: June 22, 2020
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance

The Maine Cabin Masters team share their favorite construction and remodeling tips & tricks, including tips for demo, working with and storing wood, using timberframe and cedar shakes, working with artisans and craftsmen to create custom projects, opening up ceilings to create more space, dealing with rot including jacking & leveling and ratcheting things back together, preventing rot with Techno Metal Posts, reusing and repurposing things to save money, and some Maine life hacks. And it’s a “trough”, pronounced “trof.”


425 – TOP TEN ISLAND ESCAPES
  • Season 4 Special Episode 25
    Release Date: June 29, 2020
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance, Brad

Chase, Ryan, and Ashley reveal their viewers’ favorite Island Escape projects.
Note: One of the cabins featured in this episode is the Nutt cabin from season 4 episode 6, “Passport to Greenville.” However, within this “Top Ten Island Escapes” episode the Nutt’s cabin is incorrectly referred to verbally as “The Call Of The Loon”, which is the Kopec cabin from season 4 episode 3.


426 – TOP TEN TRASH TO TREASURE CUSTOM BUILDS
  • Season 4 Special Episode 26
    Release Date: July 6, 2020
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance, Brad

The Cabin Masters count down the top 10 projects they turned from trash to treasure as voted on by fans. Featuring their most creative upcycles, Chase and his team repurposed heirlooms that provide a one-of-a-kind touch to every camp. The real question is, “Is Chase a hoarder?”


427 – ASK THE CABIN MASTERS…
  • Season 4 Special Episode 27
    Release Date: July 13, 2020
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance, Brad

Chase, Ryan, and Ashley answer questions asked by their fans on their social media pages. From Ryan and Ashley working together as a married couple to build-related questions, the team provides behind-the-scenes stories and commentary on projects. Deleted scenes include cruises aboard the 1914 steamship Katahdin at the Moosehead Lake Marine Museum, and a better look at the extraction of 1800s-era timber from Quakish Lake in Millanocket.


428 – TOP TEN FAMILY RETREATS
  • Season 4 Special Episode 28
    Release Date: July 20, 2020
    Additional Cabin Masters: Lance, Brad

The Cabin Masters share the top 10 family retreats as voted on by the fans. This look back features cherished pieces of family art, historic landmarks, and dedicated stewards looking to restore the sacred memories of those gone, but not forgotten.


“FROM THE WOODSHED” EPISODE GUIDE


Maggie Morrill, “From The Woodshed” Associate Producer, with Mary on August 27, 2020

The Kennebec Cabin Co.’s YouTube channel


NOTES

  1. Episode Descriptions: The descriptions on this page are adapted from the official descriptions on the Maine Cabin Masters own Episode Guide.
  2. Anomalies:
    • Episode Title Duplication: Season 3 episode 15 and season 4 episode 14 are both titled “A Dream Come True.” I’ve changed the title of season 4 episode 14 to “A Dream Come True – Hockeytown” both here and in the IMDb episode guide to differentiate between the two episodes.
    • Goof: One of the cabins featured in season 4 special episode 25, “Top Ten Island Escapes”, is the Nutt cabin from season 4 episode 6, “Passport to Greenville.” However, within the “Top Ten Island Escapes” episode the Nutt’s cabin is incorrectly referred to in dialog as “The Call Of The Loon”, which is the Kopec cabin from season 4 episode 3.
  3. Episode Info Accuracy: In binging the all available episodes of the show, it turned out that many available episode descriptions online are inaccurate. This includes listing Lance’s wedding gift from Chase as geese instead of emus, inaccurate cabin ages or dates, incorrect budgets or available timelines, etc. Additional info included in the listing are:
    • Additional Cabin Masters: As of the end of Season 4 there were five members of the team that showed up in all 71 episodes; Chase Morrill, Ashley Morrill Eldridge, Ryan Eldridge, Matthew aka “Dixie” or “Matty” Dix, and Jared aka “Jedi” or “Jed” Baker. “Additional Cabin Masters” is used to identify episodes where teammates Lance Gatcomb and/or Brad Weston also appear intermittently. “(none)” doesn’t specifically mean neither Lance nor Brad were there in some capacity, but rather that they couldn’t be identified during viewing.
    • Location: In most episodes this is relatively general, with some (i.e., the Fishman cabin) being intentionally obscure.
    • Owner(s): Parents and couples are listed without their kids.
    • Budget: This includes the available funds and desired timeline, most being listed without any additional funds or unexpected extensions.
    • Special Projects: These are listed from watching the episodes and are described as completely as possible.
  4. Updates: Please use our Contact Page to submit suggested corrections or additions.

WHY IS THIS EPISODE GUIDE ON THIS SITE?


The last 9 freshly-shucked Glidden Point oysters, at the Woodshed Taproom at Maine Cabin Masters HQ on August 27, 2020.

You may ask, “Why have you included this Episode Guide on a site that’s rather food-centric?” I’ve included it here because we’ve found that Maine has a rather unique food culture deserving of its own exploration. Others hear of Maine lobster, which is available across the U.S. in varying degrees of freshness. But Mainers also enjoy foods people don’t hear of unless they visit the state, such as Maine’s Red Hot Dogs, and the unexpected and readily-available raw milk. And in the 1950s the State of Maine’s Dept. of Sea & Shore Fisheries was also the source of the line drawing instructions for disassembling, picking, and eating whole Maine lobster, images which are in the public domain. Local food culture is important in Maine, and the Maine Cabin Masters appear to appreciate it as other locals do.


The Woodshed Taproom at Maine Cabin Masters HQ on August 27, 2020.