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August 2018 Edition

A variety of log and timber frame homes will be open to the public on Aug. 25 during a fall tour hosted by Honest Abe Log Homes Cookeville.

“We believe the seven homes open for the tour are perfect to show visitors how flexible and beautiful a wood home can be,” said Greg Watson, a sales representative at Honest Abe Cookeville who’s spent almost a quarter century with the company.

Watson said that the tour includes five log homes of different sizes constructed across three decades. One of these is a 3,800-square-foot, two-story house in rural Putnam County, Tennessee, that was built 12 years ago after George and Patty Thomas lost their 100-year-old historic residence filled with treasured primitive antiques to fire.

The Thomases soon created an original design for their new home, and Honest Abe was selected to draft the plans and provide the custom log home package.

“While our Honest Abe Log Home was being built, we lived in the guest house,” Patty recalled, explaining that the rustic log structure will be included during the tour of their new home along with a log play house and summer house created with logs preserved from historic structures. 

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A visit to the Thomas property will include a tour of their Honest Abe Log Home, above, as well access to their historic log guest house, summer house and playhouse.

Creating a modern farmhouse kitchen was a satisfying challenge for Honest Abe’s Interior Design Coordinator, Molly Hix Cooper.

Read how she did it..

Honest Abe’s Crossville model home decorated for Christmas is featured in Log Cabin Homes holiday issue on sale this month.

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The Honest Abe Legacy Collection Greenwood plan and an inspiring combination of materials were used to create a rustic mountain home.

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Log Home Tips

Preserve the beauty and structural integrity of your log or timber frame home by performing an annul DIY inspection.

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Honest Abe homeowners find that conducting an annual do-it-yourself inspection keeps maintenance costs low and adds to the longevity of the home. The well-maintained home pictured above was built in 2006.

The Westport Plan

Honest Abe’s Westport Plan is from our Legacy series. Homeowners Chuck and Ann Bailey, whose log home story is told here, modified the plan to fit their property in the forests of northern Indiana. Download the Westport Plan. 


Pan-Seared Duck Breasts with Fresh Raspberries

Lodge Cast Iron products can be used to create a variety of dishes

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