Honest Abe Living

Honest Abe Living, March 2020

Experience Log and Timber Building During March Tour


Given the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 / CoronaVirus, and out of respect for the homeowners, Honest Abe Log Homes has cancelled the Tour of Homes scheduled for March 21st.

Additional home tours and events remain scheduled for 2020 and can be found at: https://www.honestabe.com/event/

Winding Stairs

Southern Grace Farmhouse

Etheridge Home

Sellers Cabin

The free Spring Log and Timber Frame Home Tour is set for March 21. Included on the tour are Southern GraceThe Etheridge Home and The Sellers Cabin. The tour begins at Honest Abe Log Homes National Headquarters in Moss, Tennessee. Tour homes open promptly at 10 a.m. and may be visited any time before 2 p.m.

A special treat on the tour is a 30’x40′ special events building featuring a meeting room, bathroom and a small kitchenette that was designed, manufactured and built by Honest Abe Log Homes for the City of Lafayette’s Winding Stairs Park and Nature Trail.

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Pete Malkmus of Mountain Top Log Home Care cleans an older log home that had not been well maintained using the media blasting process. He will then prime and re-seal the home.

Log Home Tips

Ready for a different finish or to renew your finish on your wood home’s extrerior. Advice from Perma-Chink Systems helps your understand the difference between removal by media blasing vs. stripping so you’ll make the right choice for you home

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Pinterest Perfect Pantries Pinterest Perfect Pantries

Honest Abe’s Cooper & Co. Design Services give advice on planning the perfect pantires.

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Mike and Tonia Coulter win Honest Abe Dealer of the Year 2019, making it their fourth win.

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Best Home Awards Best Home Awards

See Log & Timber Home Living‘s 2020 “Best of” competition winners.

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New Kentucky Home

Hand-hewn, Square, Dovetailed Logs for a Classic Look

Photos & Story


Rosemary & Thyme Cornish Game Hen

During 2020 we’re sharing some favorite recipes from Honest Abe’s owners, employees, dealers and customers. Wayne Brady, Sales Representative at Honest Abe Log Homes Crossville, provided special occasion recipe that he and wife Lori enjoy preparing and serving together.

Featured Floor Plan

The Alderson Custom Plan

The Alderson is a custom log cabin plan that can be constructed of  any of Honest Abe’s log styles or as a timber frame home. 

The three-story, four bedroom, two-bath, 2,800-square-foot Alderson cabin features a heavy timber roof system, solid wood windows, 8” interlocking round Eastern White Pine logs, full-length front and back porches, a loft and a full finished basement. A local stonemason used indigenous stone for covering the exposed basement and building exterior steps. 

This home was concieved of and built by longtime Honest Abe Independent Dealers Mike and Maria Alderson. Honest Abe is mourning the passing of Maria, along with her family and friends. After a valient fight with cancer, Maria passed away on Feb. 12, 2020.

The Alderson’s lakeside cabin in Arkansas was featured in Log Cabin Homes magazine in November 2017.  Maria shared the story of the cabin’s planning and building along with some of her memories of summers there with her children.

The story, Honeymoon Dreams, can be read here.