Honest Abe Living

a digital publication of Honest Abe Log Homes

April 2019 Edition

Molly Hix Cooper grew up with an eye toward design. Her father supervised one of Honest Abe’s dry-in crews, and Cooper attributes her passion for design to growing up around construction sites.
“My dad taught me to look beyond the plans and see a finished product before any construction had ever started” Molly recalls, adding, “I broadened the lessons I learned from him by obtaining my interior design degree.”
For the past five years she’s worked as an interior design professional. Honest Abe tapped her to redesign the interiors of their model homes at Cookeville and Moss, and company co-owner April Patterson and husband Nick brought Molly in to design their new log home.
“We began to see how valuable Molly’s creativity and expertise could be to our customers,” said Josh Beasley, President of Honest Abe. “Plus, with her understanding of log homes and the decorating opportunities they bring, it seemed logical to bring Molly onboard.”
That’s how Cooper& Co. was born. Honest Abe’s newest division offers a free initial consultation to log or timber home customers, and there are special incentives in place to ensure that everyone has the chance to benefit from Molly’s experience. Her offerings, however, are not limited to Honest Abe customers.
“I wholeheartedly believe that everyone should design the home they want now – don’t wait to live your dream,” Molly said. “I want to get to know you and make your home all you have ever wanted, whether it is new construction, a remodel or even just a small freshening up of what you already have.”

Here’s solid advice about budgeting for a log or timber frame home from a seasoned professional.

Budgeting tips…

The Nichol’s home in Virginia highlights the builder’s talent and showcases his life-long hobby.

Read about the home…

Honest Abe and Log Home Living interview three homeowners about creating outdoor living space.

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Register for Our June 1 Log Raising

Join us April 6 for the second of five 2019 Log Raisings at Honest Abe’s National Headquarters in Moss, Tennessee. Log Raisings are family-friendly events held in the company’s climate-controlled events building. Honest Abe staff members build a small cabin during the three-hour experience, which begins at 9 a.m. with coffee and snacks and ends at noon with lunch and a tour of the manufacturing facility. Log Raisings are free, but space is limited. Registration is required and may be made by arrangement with a company sales representative, an independent dealer or by calling 800-231-3695.

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This is a clip from an Honest Abe Log Raising that shows how staff members explain how log homes are constructed.

The Coolsprings Plan

The Coolsprings was designed to inspire family vacation gatherings while drawing guests to enjoy its natural surroundings. However, in recent years, we’ve had a number of customers who are interested in downsizing into a cozy log or timber frame home for their forever home.

At 1,457 square feet the Coolsprings is a perfect option. The floor plan features three bedrooms of similar size and two full bathrooms. There is an open loft to serve as an office space, reading spot or play area for children.

Access to the screened porch is easy through an exterior door located in the kitchen and living room area, making it easy to take meals outside.

Honest Abe went a step beyond our typical plans to show what might be done on the exterior of the home by incorporating a fire-pit area and garden house into the back yard.

Download the plan here…

Cooking with Molly

Molly Cooper, design coordinator with Honest Abe’ new division, Cooper & Co., shared one of her favorite meals she prepares for her husband and two sons.

Summer Salads

Summer Salads

Chicken Salad Ingredients: 4 cups diced poached chicken, recipe follows 1 stalk celery, diced ½ cup sliced grapes ½ cup chopped pecans (if desired) 1 cup mayonnaise 2 teaspoons strained freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons salt Freshly...

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Celebrating 40 years in 2019 –Stories from our Blog

All Customers are Stars, but Some Were Celebrities

All Customers are Stars, but Some Were Celebrities

By Rick Denton Some folks say Honest Abe’s product line is a kit, a trailer load of milled and dressed logs, timbers and other materials needed to build the log or timber home. Some say our product is considerably more ­– that it is the beautiful and unique finished...

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