Honest Abe Living

Honest Abe Living, August 2021

Creative Carpentry

Ask Tabatha Clay and she will tell you that it is her husband Jimmy’s creativity and carpentry skills that made the difference in the outcome of the dream cabin.

“I think he does excellent work,” said of her husband of more than 30 years. “I do believe I’ll keep him.”

Jimmy’s craftsmanship and creativity helped them find ways to display treasured items in a downsized home as well as have features both inside and out that they’d imagined.



A chemist offers advice on how to choose the right finish system to protect a log home.

Next Level DIY Next Level DIY

From outdated to showpiece.

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Log Home Seals Log Home Seals

New gaskets increase energy efficiency.

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Preserving History Preserving History

Honest Abe helps with restoration project.

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Home Pool Rooms

Years of entertainment for family and friends.

Buttermilk Pie

After years on Nashville’s Music Row, Areeda Stampley is now a cookbook writer. This family recipe is one of 300 classic favorites in Areeda’s Southern Cooking.

The Avalon, the Luxury Plan for a Lifetime

The one-story 3,575 SF Avalon floor plan offers a downstairs master bedroom suite with a luxury bath, an open kitchen/breakfast nook and sitting room with a vaulted ceiling.

There’s a private study, an exercise room and a full bath serving three additional bedrooms. To the rear is a separate great room with a fireplace and patio doors opening onto the ¾ wrap-around deck.

A windowed breezeway connects the two-car garage to the home.

The home’s combination of uncovered, screened and covered porches and its 20 windows make it ideal for a mountain or lake setting where the views can be enjoyed from every angle. 

The one-story Avalon is ideal for raising a family and growing old together.

Register now to download the premium plans, which include renderings, elevations, dimensions or download the basic plan here.