Honest Abe Living

Honest Abe Living, July 2021

The Taylor Home 

Tammy and Sam Taylor wanted a home that reflected their lives together, showcased their interests and welcomed their blended family – especially the grandchildren. So, after retiring from Texas to Tennessee, they worked with Honest Abe Log Homes to create a modern verison of a traditional log cabin with dovetailed, chinked square logs reminiscent of those built by the early pioneers to Tammy’s native Tennessee.


Use this handy checklist to guide you through your annual exterior home inspection, a task that will prolong the beauty and integrity of your wood home.

Quick Refreshes Quick Refreshes

Cooper & Co. has ideas for one-day projects.

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Builder's Risk Builder's Risk

Choosing builder’s risk insurance.

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Welcome Home Welcome Home

Take a video tour of the Taylor home.

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Planning Makes Perfect

A custom cabin inspired by national parks.

Pork Chops for July 4

Add espresso to  spices in the dry rub for the best-tasting bone-in pork chops you’ve had. Best of all, they’re ready in under 20 minutes.

The Luxurious Pinebluff Plan

The Pinebluff is a luxurious 2,840-square-foot home on one floor with spaces for outdoor living as well as a traditional interior layout.

There’s a large kitchen with an island and breakfast nook and a separate dining room, The master bedroom has a walk-in closet, luxury bath and a fireplace. Two additional bedrooms are served by a second full bath. The great room has a cathedral ceiling and a fireplace. Both the master suite and great room open onto a deck with a central covered porch area under a heavy timber roof.

A mudroom attaches the two-car garage to the main house. Nestled between the kitchen and the garage is a screened porch with ample room for serving meals or just relaxing.

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