Honest Abe Living

Honest Abe Living, April 2022

A Home for Favorite Things and People

North Carolina homeowners Watt and Debbie Smith built the lakeside home of their dreams right in the middle of a global pandemic. Honest Abe interviewed the Smiths about their experience. See their photos and read what makes their forever home special.


Chances are that your contractor will be staining and sealing your home, but we’re sharing some tips from Perma-Chink for preparing your home for staining in case you are the DIY type.

Be Our Guest Be Our Guest

Interior Designer Molly Cooper offers ideas for making a guest room special.

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Garden Like a Pro Garden Like a Pro

Learn how professionals protect bulbs from pests.

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Guest Bathrooms Guest Bathrooms

Create a guest bathroom that’s beautiful and comfortable.

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Custom Honest Abe Log Cabin Brought Homeowners $3.2 Million in Recent Sale

After you watch the video, read all about the home here.

This beautiful Honest Abe log cabin has been featured in Log Cabin Homes and Log Home Living. It started when an Honest Abe customer first approached Honest Abe about designing a hunting retreat. Later, the homeowners decided to quadruple the size of the home, and Honest Abe custom designed an addition that seamlessly integrated the original cabin. 

Deviled Eggs


Whether they are served from an heirloom egg plate or a plastic container or whether your family calls them “deviled eggs” or “dressed eggs,” this side dish is an Easter favorite. Try food blogger Denise Grisham’s classic recipe from “Man That Stuff is Good.”

Silverpoint Timber Frame

The Honest Abe customer who designed the Silver Point timber frame wanted something a little different. She custom created a concept, which long-time Honest Abe designer Melissa Copas drafted into an award-winning floor plan.

The interior uses Honest Abe’s timber frame system, yet outside it appears to be log because Honest Abe manufactured D-log siding for the exterior covering. 

Since 1979 Honest Abe has been working with customers to create forever homes. Read a story about this home’s design and build here.


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