Show Me Log Raising 2016 at Missouri Honest Abe Job Site

Honest Abe Independent Dealer in Missouri welcomed visitors to an old-fashioned, two-day log raising.

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Independent dealers Robert and Tabitha Stone show visitors how a log home is raised with food, fun, fellowship – just like Missouri’s early settlers would have done it.


Missouri is known as the “show me” state, so Honest Abe Independent Dealers and log home building contractors Robert and Tabitha Stone chose Show Me Log Homes for their Hollister, Missouri, business name. In honor of National Log Cabin Month, the Stones partnered with their clients, the Browns, to host Show Me Log Raising 2016, an old-fashioned log raising at the job site of the Browns’ new Honest Abe log home. Through the photos below, Tabitha shares the activities and excitement of the two-day event.

Guests were directed to the Show Me Log Raising in rural Missouri hosted by Show Me Log Homes, which has been building residential and commercial log homes since 1999. The company is located in the Ozark Mountains near Branson, Missouri and Table Rock Lake.  

The tables were decorated with different log profile, and wrapping used to protect Honest Abe homes during transport was used as tablecloths. Early risers enjoyed coffee & doughnuts, while lunch included pulled pork, hamburgers, hot dogs, peanuts, chips and ice-cold tea, water & soda.

Everyone can help with a log raising. Even the Stones’ daughter helped by applying some of the caulking, illustrating how important but simple it is to properly install the materials included in a log home package provided by Honest Abe.
The customer wanted a really rough hand-hewn finish on the exterior and interior. Show Me Log Homes performed this step by hand for the Browns, but it can be done in the Honest Abe manufacturing plant and shipped with any package. Some people choose to have all their logs hand-hewn, while others select only accent pieces.
The proud owner was giving tours of his new home throughout the weekend.
“Our guys are so awesome!” Tabitha Stone said. “This is only a few…obviously, the others were working Smile.

This is how it looks when a log home is raised! The Show Me Log Raising was a success for all involved.

Show Me Log Homes provided a tent with chairs & tables to escape the heat, have a bite to eat, cool off with a drink or review Honest Abe Log Homes’ literature.
Those who braved the July heat were part of a home being built from the foundation up – just like it would have been at the log raisings held by America’s pioneers.  
In creating a log home package, Honest Abe uses 3-D modeling and computer-driven equipment overseen by a team of experienced craftsmen. Every log that goes into a home is cut to exact specifications for a perfect fit – a critical step when it comes to windows, doors and corner notches. Contractors like Show Me Log Homes appreciate this precision.

Guests were invited come into the home under construction for a close look at each step.

All the high quality hardware necessary to secure the logs in place is included in an Honest Abe package. 
Here’s a future Show Me Log Homes builder and Honest Abe dealer!

Almost done!

An information table offered Honest Abe booklets, floor plan books, stain samples and other free literature. Guests could sit and enjoy a PowerPoint Presentation on how Show Me Log Homes builds a log home, timber frame home or log cabin.
Making sure all logs are plumb & square gets a project started off right.

The homeowner wanted to hand hew a log for her home and had the change to do so at the Show Me Log Raising.These personal touches make a custom home even more precious to the people who have waited all their lives to build the home of their dreams.

It did not take long until the logs were going up at the Show Me Log Raising.

It did not take long until the walls were above the windows.
The logs selected for the 1,200 SF Brown home were square, creating a flat exterior and interior.

Everyone was very excited when the logs were finished. The floor plan selected was the Westfield. Show Me Log Homes helped the Browns modify and customize it for their own needs and budget. It has a walk-out basement and will have a loft when completed.

The Home Progresses….