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.

Guardian Angels Protect Cancer Survivor’s Forever Home

From the President’s Desk by Josh Beasley, President, Honest Abe Log Homes It’s an extremely rare occasion that someone walks up to me and says, “We just decided that we want a log home, so we thought we would check into it.”No, our clients have been “all in” for... read more

Chicken and Mushroom Stew with Wild Rice

Chicken and Mushroom Stew with Wild Rice recipe from Lodge Cast Iron is a delicious way to use a traditional cooking method and healthy ingredients. 3 T. extra virgin olive oil 1 (2-oz. slice country ham or 2 slices bacon, finely chopped 6 skinless, boneless chicken... read more

New Edition of Honest Abe Living Available Online Now

The most recent edition of Honest Abe Living is available online now to read, download, share or print. It is filled with stories and articles to inform and inspire. “Guardian Angels Protect Cancer Survivor’s Forever Home” was written by Becky... read more

Grandfield Plan Used for New Kansas Home

Construction began recently on a home in Kansas being built from the Honest Abe Log Homes Grandfield Floor Plan. The home was sold by the Honest Abe Cookeville Sales Office in Cookeville, Tenn., and is being built by Robert Stone, an Independent Dealer for Honest Abe... read more

Learn About Log Home Log Styles

The log style you choose determines how you home will look. Here’s an overview of Honest Abe’s log styles to help you understand how various log systems work. To help you visualize how your home could look, visit our galleries for examples of other Honest Abe... read more

Log Raising and Manufacturing Tour set for June 20, 2015

Honest Abe Log Homes invites the public to visit its National Headquarters in Moss, Tenn., on Saturday, June 20, 2015, beginning at 9 a.m. to attend a Log Raising and Manufacturing Tour. Watch as members of the company build a small structure, showing and describing... read more

Log Shapes and Sizes Determine Look of Home

The log style you choose determines how you home will look. Here’s an overview of Honest Abe’s log styles to help you understand how various log systems work. To help you visualize how your home could look, visit our galleries for examples of other Honest Abe... read more

Considerations in Log Home Kitchen Design

Designing a kitchen for a log home or timber frame home requires the same considerations as with a conventional home – lifestyle of the owners, budget, family size and available space. One important decision is how to provide adequate lighting in addition to the... read more

Hand Hewn Logs Add Richness to Home

The Art of Hand Hewing by Claudia Johnson, Honest Abe Log Homes, Log Home Living, Spring 2015 Hand hewn logs add richness to a home. These logs evoke a feeling of the past by capturing a skill that was necessary for early settlers and is now an art. Honest Abe Log... read more

Honest Abe Stanton Floor Plan

The Honest Abe Stanton floor plan features a full-length covered porch on both the main floor that creates a covered walkway along the length of the the full-size basement. The 1680 square foot home is designed to accommodate for sloping terrain and can be used with... read more