a digital publication of Honest Abe Log Homes
January 2019 Edition
Second Time Around for Coppers
Log home lovers Jim and Diana Copper built their second Honest Abe Log Home on Tennessee’s majestic Highland Rim.
Perched on a bluff high above Tennessee’s Dale Hollow Lake is Jim and Diana Copper’s second house by Honest Abe Log Homes, the first having been on their cattle farm in rural Illinois.
The Coppers chose Honest Abe’s award-winning Cambridge plan for their 2,800-square-foot new home.
“We loved the Cambridge plan because it had the two-sided, two-story stone fireplace with gas logs that opens into the living room and on the other side into the dining room,” Diana said. “We also loved the high ceilings with heavy timber roofing and natural lighting provided by the window configuration.”
Jim said that Honest Abe’s Genesis log style was chosen because it is square inside and out and could be chinked to look like the log homes built by early Tennessee settlers. Diana characterized the style of the house as “a little bit rustic, a little bit country and a little bit industrial.”
The 2,800-square-foot home of Jim and Diana Copper was designed to take full advantage of the view of Dale Hollow Lake.
Last year hundreds of people attended special events hosted by Honest Abe Log Homes. During the company’s 40th Anniversary year in 2019 there’s even more to offer log and timber frame home enthusiasts with five log raisings and four home tours scheduled throughout the year.
Honest Abe offers several ways to assit you with construction of your new log or timber home.
Incorporating traditional timber frame elements into a log home enhances the interior and exterior.
The 2019 calendar of free events kicks off on Feb. 2 with the first of five Log Raisings at Honest Abe’s National Headquarters in Moss, Tennessee. Log Raisings are family-friendly events held in the company’s climate-controlled events building. Honest Abe staff members build a small cabin during the three-hour experience, which begins at 9 a.m. with coffee and snacks and ends at noon with lunch and a tour of the manufacturing facility. Log Raisings are free, but space is limited. Registration is required and may be made by arrangement with a company sales representative, an independent dealer or by calling 800-231-3695.
Meet Honest Abe Reps at 2019 Log Home Shows
Log and Timber home shows are one of the best resources available to those interested in a log structure. That’s why Honest Abe Log Homes is a sponsor of these informative shows, which are held throughout the year in various locations across the country. Click HERE to find out at which shows Honest Abe Sales Staff and Dealers will be present in 2019 to meet you and answer your questions.
Celebrating 40 years in 2019 –Stories from our Blog
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