Honest Abe Living’s August 2020 issue is all about enjoying the outdoors. Our featured article tells the story of an Honest Abe homeowner who designed a vacation home that highlights views of a lake, stream, waterfall and forest.

#porchsitting may be a popular hashtag on Instagram, but it’s a real thing. And it is so much better on the porch of a log or timber frame home. Read about the important decisions that must be made when designing a porch and see photos of how several Honest Abe customers designed their own.

Also in the issue, Molly Cooper of Honest Abe’s design division, Cooper & Co., offers advice on decorating a porch so that it becomes an extension of a home’s atmosphere.

Have an old porch that needs a re-do? Perma-Chink Systems shares a customer story about the makeover of a 30-year-old deck using Deck Defense.

Honest Abe president Josh Beasley hosts a free on-demand webinar about planning outdoor living spaces during which he interviews three Honest Abe homeowners who’ve created inviting and functional areas outside their homes.

Amanda Hatcher, who caters Honest Abe’s log raisings events, reveals her recipe for fried pickles that taste like the original Southern favorite but are made with an air fryer.

Southern Grace, a 10” round log custom home designed, manufactured and built by Honest Abe and decorated by Cooper & Co., is featured in a 13-page spread in Russia’s premier home magazine, “Beautiful Houses.” It’s written in Russian, but you can flip through the online magazine.

The August floor plan spotlight is on The Patriot, one of Honest Abe’s standard plans that can be modified in terms of configuration and material use. This mid-sized plan includes a practical design for adding a den and two bedrooms to a walkout basement.

Click here to read the free, interactive magazine. https://www.honestabe.com/honest-abe-living/honest-abe-living-august-2020/