by Inez Price, Sales Representative, Honest Abe National Headquarters
An Honest Abe Log Raising is a great opportunity to see, touch and absorb information about how Honest Abe Log Homes are built. The Log Raising starts from the design and goes through placement of the felt on the roof. Our guests ask questions and receive answers from our experienced staff – many of whom actually live in an Honest Abe Log Home. This allows guests to grasp the actual process of building a log or timber frame home. The demonstration helps each person visualize his or her own home under construction.
All products provided in the Honest Abe home package are discussed such as log screws, caulking, gaskets, doors, windows, porches, etc. Guests see how the logs are stacked and to hear the log screw being put into the log. Staff members explain where to use foam spray at the butt joints and how to drill for the electrical outlets on the logs.
The Log Raising is more than just building a small structure. It gives visitors time to meet with our professional staff from Design to Manufacturing. The Sales Team is available to help guests gather as much information as desired. Honest Abe also invites experts in other areas of interest such as financing, builder’s risk insurance and general contractors.
After lunch, guests board our FUN Bus for a short ride to the Manufacturing facility. Honest Abe’s leadership conduct a guided tour starting with how logs are loaded into the kiln. Guests enter the kiln to get a better understanding of the drying process. Then they are off to the milling process. Sometimes visitors get to watch a skilled craftsman hand hew logs. During the tour, guests see and touch all of the wood species that are provided in their log or timber frame package.
The final step in the milling process is the notching and numbering of the logs for each customer’s specific order. Visitors will see where and how the logs are wrapped and stacked for the homeowner.
More about the Log Raising
Honest Abe Log Homes invites the public to visit its National Headquarters in Moss, Tenn., on Saturday, April 30, 2016, 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 the process of building an Honest Abe Log Home.
Log Raising attendees will spend time with drafting professionals, manufacturing staff and new home consultants as they learn about how log cabins and timber frame homes are designed and created. Families are welcome. A complimentary lunch will be served at noon, and afterwards a tour of the manufacturing facilities will be conducted.
The event is held in a climate-controlled building on the Honest Abe Log Homes National Headquarters manufacturing complex on U.S. Hwy. 52, 10 miles west of Celina and approximately 25 miles east of Lafayette in the community of Moss, Tenn.
Additionally, Honest Abe has negotiated special rates with area lodging for Log Raising attendees. Get detailed information or make reservations with your Sales Rep or Independent Dealer for the limited-seating event.
Call 1-800-231-3695 for additional information.