Log Home Raising and Mill Tour

Log Home Raising and Mill Tour

Honest Abe Log Homes invites the public to visit our National Headquarters in Moss, Tenn., 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...
Atlanta Log & Timber Frame Show & University

Atlanta Log & Timber Frame Show & University

The Log & Timber Home Show will be returning to host the Atlanta, GA Log & Timber Home Show on March 7-8, 2020, and Honest Abe Log Homes will be there. Come by our booth! Ask your questions of industry experts in a one-on-one environment. Browse rustic decor...
How to research log and timber home companies

How to research log and timber home companies

Six Tips for Researching Log Cabin Companies The best way to determine which log or timber frame manufacturer is best for designing and milling your log cabin or timber frame project is to conduct your own research. Here are six tips for researching companies before...
Trees Vital to Wood Home Design and Planning

Trees Vital to Wood Home Design and Planning

“I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.” Most of us learned this poem as children, and as we’ve grown older, the truth of it has become more apparent. That’s why it’s important to think carefully before you begin clearing...
Kiln Dried Log Homes are Stable, Durable and Beautiful

Kiln Dried Log Homes are Stable, Durable and Beautiful

At Honest Abe Log Homes we’re often asked why we do kiln dry the logs and timbers used in every log home, log cabin or timber frame house we manufacture. We believe in the value of creating kiln dried log homes and timber frame houses. Kiln dried logs are “pre-shrunk”...
Log Home Heating & Cooling

Log Home Heating & Cooling

New Advancements in Heating and Cooling Technologies for Log and Timber Homes New advancements in heating and cooling will enable you breath easy while spending less on energy. Here’s a primer on the plethora of choices for your new log or timber home. Wouldn’t it be...
From the President’s Desk

From the President’s Desk

Housing Market Confidence Growing by Josh Beasley, President, Honest Abe Log Homes Confidence is a tricky quality. Too little of it leads to stagnation, while excess can give way to an arrogance that blurs reality. This holds true for my personal life, and it seems...
Log Home Lake House Plan

Log Home Lake House Plan

Log Home Lake House Overlooking Center Hill Lake, Tennessee Overlooking the waters of Center Hill sits a log home owned by Mike and Christine Cornett. Life on the lake is different. It isn’t fast paced, and there are great neighbors who are willing to help. To Mike...

Make A Fall Ribbon Wreath

Hi and welcome to “Getting Crafty with the Smith’s!” Fall is our favorite time of year and what better craft to make than a “Fall Wreath” to show off our country charm in the spectacular fall colors!   Fall Ribbon Wreath What you need: •  Burlap Ribbon or Deco...
Honest Abe Log Tennessee Home

Honest Abe Log Tennessee Home

“We learned about Honest Abe from the Realtor and by driving by their plant while looking at properties. We stopped in and grabbed some literature while on the run so we could look at floor plans and dreamed about what we should come up with. After we closed on the...
Claytons’ Home Photographed By Pros

Claytons’ Home Photographed By Pros

For a gallery of photos from the shoot featured in this story, click here. Seeing a home photographed and published in a magazine represents the journey of how it came to be. Dedication and hard work is visible in every shot. The homeowners feel a sense of pride and...
Honest Abe Monthly Receives National Recognition

Honest Abe Monthly Receives National Recognition

Honest Abe Monthly Receives National Recognition and Honest Abe Log Homes received numerous national home building accolades as part of the 2013 Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Marketing and Home Design presented by the Building Systems Councils (BSC) and the...
Custom Floor Plan: Busch Residence, One Father’s Legacy

Custom Floor Plan: Busch Residence, One Father’s Legacy

Nearly 50 years ago, the father of George Busch purchased a small lot on Nolin Lake in Kentucky. On it, he built a quaint three room cottage, as was typical in the community. At that time, small weekender cabins were constructed to provide basic necessities and...
Practical and Thrifty Log Home Perfect for Young Couple

Practical and Thrifty Log Home Perfect for Young Couple

By Josh Beasley, Honest Abe Living Though newlyweds, Nick and April Patterson’s story began long before they knew one another, in fact, before either were born.  April is the daughter of Janie and late father Doug Smith, who founded Honest Abe Log Homes over 30 years...
Down a Different Road

Down a Different Road

Maurice and Elfi Fliess didn’t take the same path that most log home owners traverse. It’s common that people will dream for decades and research for years before building their perfect log home. They will visit manufacturers across the country, attend trade shows in...
Cumberland River Retreat Log Home

Cumberland River Retreat Log Home

Article & Photography by Joshua Beasley, Honest Abe Log Homes About thirty “river miles” downstream from the Wolf Creek Dam in Kentucky, sits a Cumberland River retreat, a quaint hide-a-way and tribute to a family patriarch. Randy Fudge, former President of Honest...
Traveling the Barn Quilt Trail

Traveling the Barn Quilt Trail

These days, a family getaway often means a trip close to home.  Heading into the countryside to visit historic towns and sites along the way, stopping for a country-cooked meal, and perhaps spending the night where the sounds of nature lull us to sleep are as relaxing...
Lasting Memories

Lasting Memories

by Joshua Beasley, Honest Abe Log Homes Security, warmth, stability; these are just a few feelings and memories Rachel Meadows took away from a visit to her grandfather’s homeplace as a small child. “I remember Daddy walking us through the log cabin he grew up in,”...
The Lakeside Life

The Lakeside Life

A working retirement home in Tennessee is adapted to the terrain… When retirement appeared on the horizon for Herb and Barb Marshall, they began to make plans for their long-awaited log home, which ideally was to be built on the sloping shores of a fishing lake....