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The Honest Abe Log Home Blog shares stories from Honest Abe Living Magazine and other sources of interest to log home enthusiasts. Check event schedules. Read company news, announcements and industry news. Find out about new products. Browse photos from new construction and new house plans. Also featured on the Honest Abe Log Home Blog are recipes from our friends at Lodge Cast Iron.

Events

New Log Homes on Free Winter Home Tour

The FREE Honest Abe Winter Log Home Tour begins at Honest Abe Log Homes National Headquarters in Moss, Tennessee.  Two of the homes, The Patterson and The Hedges, are located a few miles west of Moss. The third home, The Heppler, is located east of Gallatin. It is...

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Heppler Home at Gallatin Featured on Winter Tour

Jerry and Bobbie Sue Heppler welcomed guests into their new Honest Abe Log Home on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, for a Winter Home Tour hosted by Honest Abe National Headquarters that also featured two other homes.   Here's what the Hepplers have to say about their home:  ...

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Observations from a Log Raising Attendee

Four times per year Honest Abe hosts log raisings at its National Headquarters in Moss, Tenn. Below is an email from one of the January 2016 attendees. The Log Raising was Great and it was well worth the effort to come up there. Most of what was shown was pretty much...

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Timber Frame on Parade of Homes

The Langer Timber Frame in rural White County, Tennessee, was a featured home on the Upper Cumberland Homebuilder's Association's tour of homes in 2017  More about the home: The 2,042 SF Langer Timber Frame was custom designed, manufactured and built by Honest Abe Log...

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News

History of our Parent Company

In honor of the Smith Companies' 50th Anniversary, Shane Smith takes a look at the progress of the companies. Smith Companies’ Development Over 50 Years By Shane Smith, co-owner   History Pa Smith (Lemuel Smith, Dad’s father) was a sawyer and sawed barn...

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President Emeritus Awards and Lifetime Accomplishments

The Latin word “emeritus” is defined as "having served one's time" or "having merited one's discharge by service.” In current usage, it is a postpositive adjective used to designate a retired professor, bishop, president, prime minister or other...

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Tim Smith Celebrates 48 Years at Smith Family Businesses

Tim Smith recently celebrated his 48th year work anniversary at Moss Sawmills, a sister company to Honest Abe Log Homes, GF Hardwoods and Barky Beaver Mulch and Soil Mix. Tim was honored by his fellow workers with a catered lunch, gifts and time to tell stories.  “Tim...

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Peterson Cabin Featured in Log Home Living

Log Home Living's March 2018 issue featured a new log home in in Nebo, N.C., by Bear's Den Log Homes, and independent dealer of Honest Abe Log Homes. To see photos of the home, click Peterson Cabin. To read an article about the home and an interview with...

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2017 Dealer of the Year

Bear's Den Honored as 2017 Dealer of the Year Bear’s Den Log Homes was recognized as 2017 Dealer of the Year during the recent Honest Abe Log Homes 2018 National Dealer Conference. Owned by Rodger and Darlene Dawson, who have been dealers since 2006,...

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Tips for Designing & Building

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Log & Timber Construction

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Independent Dealer News

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Floor Plans

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Recipes by Lodge Cast Iron

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Featured Event

Save the Date For 2019 Log Raisings

Honest Abe is already planning for 2019's Log Raisings at our National Headquarters. We encourage you to make your plans and your reservations early. These sessions have been filling up fast in 2019. For more information on events, click here. February 2 April 6 May...

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