Honest Abe Living

Honest Abe Living, August 2022

It’s Their Home, Too

The dream of living in a log home may be yours, but if you have dogs, it’s their home too.

Several Honest Abe Log Homes homeowners have shared photos of their dogs in their wood home as well as offering advice for planning a custom designed log or timber frame home where  people and pets can live together in harmony.


Choosing the right bed frame and lighting are key to creating a rustic feel in a log or timber home bedroom.


Finding Inspiration Finding Inspiration

Get ideas from TV, movies and social media.

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Funeral Fans Funeral Fans

Honest Abe used the fan advertising in the company’s early days.

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Stormwater Runoff Stormwater Runoff

How to mitigate it around your wood home.

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Fine Dining

And just like that dining together has become a priority

Classic S’mores

August 10 is National S’mores Day. No matter where you are, enjoy this messy, gooey, incomparable treat. We’ve found the ideal recipe for s’mores that can be made in an oven, in the microwave or around a campfire.

Busch Floor Plan

The 2,396-square-foot Busch plan was created by Honest Abe homeowners to serve their needs for many years to come.

The couple is sharing their plan with Honest Abe customers who desire a home with all the living space on one floor. The home is entered straight into the great room from an inset covered porch. The great room has a vaulted ceiling. It flows into the dining area in the rear that is open to the kitchen.

The kitchen has a work island with bar seating and a walk-in pantry. The master bedroom suite with a walk-in closet and master bath off the dining room is its own “wing.”

On the opposite side of the great room is a second bedroom with a full bath immediately adjacent. That region of the home contains a large laundry, storage and work area, including cabinets and a double sink through which the three-car garage is accessed.

A third bedroom with a walk-in closet at the end of the deck can be converted to an office. On the second floor a 15×21 foot loft overlooks the great room.


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