Honest Abe Blog

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

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The Honest Abe Log Home Blog shares stories from Honest Abe Living Magazine and other sources of interest to log home enthusiasts. Check event schedules. Read company news, announcements and industry news. Find out about new products. Browse photos from new construction and new house plans. Also featured on the Honest Abe Log Home Blog are recipes from our friends at Lodge Cast Iron.

Chicken Pot Pie

Cooking with Lodge    New England Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Crust Filling: 2 T. butter 2 medium onions, diced 1 celery rib, diced 1 large carrot, diced 3 c. cubed (1-inch) cooked chicken 1 1/2 c. fresh or frozen green peas 1 c. diced fresh mushrooms Salt and...

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Develop Floor Plans Early

Develop Floor Plans Early in Planning Process All three options make planning easier!    Most people who want a log or timber frame home have been envisioning how they want their house to look from the outside for a long time before they actually have a plan for...

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Log Home Budgeting

Creating a Budget for a Log or Timber Frame Home Honest answers to realistic questions help in budget creation. By Wayne Brady, Sales Representative, Honest Abe Crossville In planning for a new wood home, it’s important to create a budget that allows for construction...

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Increasing Log Home Appeal

What Makes a Log Home Beautiful? Increasing Log Home Appeal By Perma-Chink Systems, Inc. What is it about Honest Abe homes that make them so appealing to so many people? We can talk about thermal efficiency, building with a renewable resource or living a log home...

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Log Cabin Month Events

Importance of Log Cabins in America’s Past and Future Celebrated by Honest Abe with 2016 National Log Cabin Month Events Honest Abe Log Homes is celebrating National Log Cabin Month by hosting special events throughout the month of July, including model home tours and...

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Williams Mountain Home

Clearbrook Plan Selected for Williams Mountain Home Smart Decisions, Loving Compromises A North Carolina couple shares lessons learned while building a mountain dream home that incorporates dreams and needs for present and future enjoyment, allowing them to stay in...

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Log Cabin Month 2016 Editorial

 Honest Abe is Proud to be a True Manufacturer of Log Homes Log Cabin Month 2016 Editorial by Josh Beasley, President, Honest Abe Log Homes As all four of Honest Abe’s model homes and several of our independent dealers prepare for special events in celebration of...

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July-August 2016 Honest Abe Living

Read the latest Honest Abe Living. In the July-August issue of Honest Abe Living, you’ll tour a log house designed to take advantage of the mountain views and enable an Asheville, N.C., couple to remain in their new home as they age. A seasoned sales rep...

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Floorplan Includes Garage Apartment

The DeSocio Home Floor Plan is Perfect for Living in Place   For Peter and Trish Desocio, the second time’s a charm. Within two years of building their dream vacation log home in Henry, Tenn., the DeSocios had sold it and moved into an expanded version of the...

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Gooey Chocolate Skillets – Cooking with Lodge

Gooey Chocolate Dessert Baked in 5″ Skillets 1 (9-oz.) package chocolate wafers 3/4 c. (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter 3/4 c. bittersweet chocolate chips (60% cacao) 3/4 c. sugar 1/3 c. all-purpose flour 1 1/2 t. vanilla extract 2 large eggs, beaten Vanilla ice...

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