Honest Abe Living

Honest Abe Living, May 2022

Cabin Captures Mountain Views

A new home in southern Virginia was designed to capture views of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains from every room. Steve and Robin Hamm share their story and photos of their home this month with Honest Abe Living readers and also offer advice and suggestions for how to modify a standard Honest Abe Log Homes floor plan to create the forever home you’ve only dreamed about.


One of the key bits of information for keeping hardwood floors shiny is knowing what type of finish has been applied to the wood. Perma-Chink explains how to make sure you’re using the right maintnance products.

Choosing a Log Home Choosing a Log Home

Log construction offers many advantages over traditional construction.

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Log Profiles Log Profiles

How your home’s exterior looks depends greatly on the log profile you choose.

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Functional Landscaping Functional Landscaping

A riparian buffer offers many benefits to the environment and the homeowner. 

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Room Sharing

Designer Molly Cooper says creating a shared room for kids is simple.

Fresh Fruit Cobbler 

With summer fruits soon available everywhere, the possibilities are endless. If fresh fruit isn’t available, you can whip this up in no time flat with your choice of canned fruit. Try food blogger Denise Grisham’s simple recipe from “Man That Stuff is Good.”

Aztec Floor Plan

 The Hamm cabin pictured at the top of this page was designed using the Honest Abe Log Homes Aztec floor plan, which was modified for the customers’ needs and tastes. The basic plan is one story with 1,408 SF has a master bedroom suite and open kitchen/dining and great room with a vaulted ceiling. An additional full bath serves two more bedrooms. A covered porch is recessed in front.

Download the basic plan here.

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