Honest Abe Blog

Stories about Honest Log Homes, Log Cabins and Timber Frames by Honest Abe Log Homes

The Honest Abe Log Home Blog shares stories from Honest Abe Living Magazine, event schedules, company news, announcements, industry news, photos from new construction and new house plans. Also featured are recipes from our friends at Lodge Cast Iron.

Virginia Mountain Dream Leads to Home Dealership

Honest Abe Independent Dealers Wayne and Cindy Parent, like many Honest Abe dealers, live in the log home they use as a model. The Parents opened Virginia Mountain Log Homes in their Roseland, Va., home in 2014 with a desire to help other log home lovers navigate the... read more

2015 Christmas Log Home Tour

The FREE tour begins at the Cambridge, Honest Abe Crossville’s Model Home. Stop there for free tickets and refreshments beginning at 10 a.m. on Dec. 12. Visit the Wilson and the Clayton before 2 p.m. Click here for more information and directions. Event... read more

Passing the Perc Test

One very practical matter that must be considered regarding placement of a log or timber frame home  can be summed up in four words: no perc, no house. “That’s why it’s extremely important to be sure the land you’ve selected for your new log or timber home will pass a... read more

Apple-Pecan Clafloutis

3/4 cup pecan pieces 1 1/2 pounds firm, semi-sweet apples, like Fiji or Pink Lady 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 4 large eggs 1 cup whole milk 1 tablespoon apple brandy 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract Pinch of salt 2 cups... read more

The Truth about Log Home Maintenance

By Greg Crider, owner/operator of Renew Services LLC, Guest Columnist There is much to be said in terms of variables associated with the endless scenarios of what makes good or bad maintenance and how to best go about it. Remember, the most important point is to stay... read more

Couple Converts Hunting Cabin to Home

From Retreat to Forever By Claudia Johnson, Honest Abe Log Homes A small log cabin built as an escape has been transformed into a Tennessee couple’s forever home. “One of the first places we remember going when we moved to Murfreesboro in 1988 was the Honest Abe... read more

Aging in Place in Your Forever Home

Some 70% of seniors spend the rest of their life in the place they celebrated their 65th birthday. Think about that for a minute. It means that the log or timber frame home that you are planning to build will most likely be the home you live in for the rest of your... read more

11 Reasons You’re Right to Want a Log or Timber Home

1) Trees Grow Back When a home is made from solid logs, you are effectively taking the carbon contained in those logs out of environmental circulation over the entire life of the home. Eastern White Pine, which is used for Honest Abe’s log homes, is a major species... read more