Honest Abe Living

Honest Abe Living, July 2024


Smoky Mountain Views

Matthew & Ashley Cox chose the Smoky Mountain town of Sevierville for their new dovetailed, D-Log Honest Abe log home. The couple moved in December 2023 just in time to celebrate a Smoky Mountain Christmas in their log cabin. In a recent interview Matthew shared with Honest Abe some of his thoughts and experiences in creating the home that he and Ashley had dreamed about for their family.

Selecting Exterior Log Home Colors

The exterior color palette of a log home serves as its signature, reflecting not just its outward appearance, but also the essence of the space within. Choosing the right colors isn’t merely a matter of aesthetics; it’s an artful endeavor that harmonizes with the natural surroundings, enhances the architectural integrity, and shows the home with a deeply personal touch. Honest Abe designer, Molly Cooper of Cooper & Co., offers advice and explores options for log home owners.

Custom Log Home - Ashlock
Log Cabin Month Log Cabin Month

Celebrate log home living with a visit to our model homes.

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Part of History Part of History

Learn more about Honest Abe’s place in log cabin history.

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The Future is Now The Future is Now

Log home design embraces technology for convienence.

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Join us for an exclusive video tour of the breathtaking Ocampo residence, a stunning three-story log cabin nestled within the picturesque surroundings of The Pointe on Dale Hollow Lake. This chinked, square log cabin was designed using the Honest Abe Westport plan modified to accomplish the homeowners’ desires and crafted by Honest Abe Log Homes.

Tater Tot Casserole


In this month’s Honest Abe Living In The Kitchen, April Smith Patterson creates an easy but hearty meal using simple ingredients. Watch the video and then download the recipe to try it yourself.

July is National Log Cabin Month, so we thought it would be appropriate to feature a home that captures the spirit log construction. Roger and Cindy Shaneyfelt were inspired by the chinked, square-log cabins erected by early settlers to their area in southern Middle Tennessee. Plans for the 2,980-square-foot cabin were drafted by Honest Abe Log Homes – which manufactured and built the home – from an original concept drawing by the couple. Each of the Eastern white pine logs was hewed by hand with an antique adz by Honest Abe craftsmen. This heritage-loving couple’s determination and ingenuity forged a home that encapsulates their love of nature, history, craftsmanship and one another.