Honest Abe is  True Manufacturer of Log Homes

Honest Abe Log Homes is a true log home manufacturer. For more than 35 years, we’ve been milling our own logs, crafting each and every custom log home package at our National Headquarters in Moss, Tenn. On the surface, you would think all log home companies manufacture home packages in their own facilities, but that’s just not the case. 

Honest Abe averages a nine-month inventory of timbers, something many of our competitors can’t say. This reassures our customers that the logs for their home have already been purchased and are being prepared, sometimes many months before a prospective homeowner has even become our client.
Bobby Collins

Plant Manager, Honest Abe Log Homes

The log package itself has proved to be more than we could have hoped for. The framer commented during the log raising that he had never had a log package come together so easily, adding that usually some tweaking was required to make the logs fit snugly.

Patti & Bill Mills

Honest Abe Log Home Owners

We’ve learned that preparation is key and simply cannot be rushed. We begin by selecting only the highest quality Eastern White Pine. To minimize movement, shrinkage and settling in the timbers over time, we combine natural air-drying and kiln-drying measures in the manufacturing of every Honest Abe timber. Every piece of wood we use is dried in our kilns, then stored under cover. The drying process produces a more stable log and tighter joints for the construction of your log home. Because we don’t believe in rushing this process, Honest Abe averages a nine-month inventory of timbers, something many of our competitors can’t say. We want our customers to feel comfort in knowing that the logs for their new home have already been purchased and are being prepared, sometimes many months before they have even become our client.

We know how to plan for shipping. For every individual home, the pre-cut logs are numbered, wrapped and neatly bundled for protection during delivery. You can know and trust that each piece of your log home that comes from our facility has been carefully produced, graded and packaged.

We’re not an average sawmill. Honest Abe uses 3-D modeling and computer-driven equipment overseen by a team of dedicated craftsmen. Every log that goes into your home is cut to exact specifications for a perfect fit – a critical step when it comes to windows, doors and corner notches.

Our wood meets or exceeds industry standards. Our manufacturing staff members are certified graders under nationally-recognized Timber Products Inspection (TPI) regulations. In addition to monthly industry evaluations from TPI, we follow our own quality-control process every day to produce the best possible logs for your home.

Thinking of building a log home? Learn more by touring our facility.

Many of our employees have spent decades creating Honest Abe homes, and they are proud of that.

Honest Abe has a sophisticated kiln drying system, because we believe dry wood means a stable home.

Customers are invited to view the logs that will become their home. Anytime.

Our packaging and shipping system is designed for security and efficiency.

Milling consistency is ensured through maintenance of equipment and kniving. Quality control is not optional.

At Honest Abe hand-hewn logs are REALLY hewn by a human hand and a vintage tool – not a machine.