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How Even Non-Experts Can Replace Their Cabin’s Water Heater

If you are in need of a new water heater, you may feel overwhelmed at the thought of having to install it. However, there are many resources and tips available to help even those who aren't handy to install their water heater quickly and correctly. Once the…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 18, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Have a Crack at It: 4 Tips for Repairing Window Glass

Repairing window glass in your log cabin doesn't have to mean buying a whole new window. If the problem is hairline cracks, small chips, or loose window panes, it might be a simple repair job. More damage or even broken panes are often replaceable with a few simple tools.…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on July 12, 2017 at 6:37pm — No Comments

4 Incredibly Simple Ways to Maintain a Healthy Cabin Plumbing System

Your cabin's plumbing system may be a mystery to you because it's largely hidden away from view. Reliable water runs through it until an issue arises. Avoid any plumbing issues by employing a few simple tricks around the home. Maintaining the plumbing…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 10, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How to Pay Off a Mortgage on a 2nd Home

A mortgage gives your family a fast and convenient way to buy a home without having to save up your money for decades to make the purchase. You may have used that mortgage to pay for your family’s second home in the woods. Families that own a log cabin often have a desire to enjoy…


Added by Rachael Murphey on July 7, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

3 Ways Your Home Can Benefit From Universal Air Conditioning

Whether you are building a new home or you have lived in your existing structure for a long time, the heating and air conditioning system is vital for your family's comfort. It is also one of the larger investments you will make in relation to your home appliances.…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 6, 2017 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire: 5 Things to Do When Your Air Conditioner Breaks

The air conditioner is often used each day during the summer months when the temperatures begin to rise. Most households rely on the appliance to keep their interior setting cool and comfortable. If your air conditioner stops working, there are a…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 5, 2017 at 7:24pm — No Comments

Unclogging Pipes: How to Make Sure Your Plumbing System is Running Efficiently

The plumbing system in your home should allow for the water and waste products to flow as smoothly as possible. If you see a backup in a sink or the toilet or if there are any odd smells, then you might have an issue…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 3, 2017 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Your Old Home: 5 Add-ons You Should Be Considering Before Summer's End

Your home should have a high level of functionality to make it easy to live on the property long-term. The summer season is when more people spend time at home and enjoy entertaining on their property. If you want to get more use out of the setting, there are a…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 27, 2017 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Why we don’t advertise prices at Honest Abe…

At Honest Abe we frequently receive inquiries asking why our magazine advertisements and online floor plans do not show pricing.
The answer is the that we don’t publicize the pricing for one simple reason – most people customize the plans and need us to prepare a custom quote, so we have interested people talk with one of our representatives in our home office in Tennessee or one…

Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on June 23, 2017 at 5:38am — No Comments

Read the May 2017 Honest Abe Living.

The May 2017 edition of Honest Abe Living features a custom home on Tennessee’s Dale Hollow Lake designed for energy efficiency, aging in place and enjoying the beauty of the lake in every season. 

T here’s news about Honest Abe Log Homes’ president…

Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on June 23, 2017 at 5:37am — No Comments

New Honest Abe Dealer was Homeowner First

By Claudia Johnson, Honest Abe Log Homes Director of Marketing
Honest Abe Log Homes, a 38-year-old log home manufacturer based in Moss, Tennessee, has announced the addition of a new Independent Dealership in North Alabama. In March​,​ Serenity Log Homes began serving customers in Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Madison, Limestone, Lawrence and Morgan counties who are seeking to own a custom log or timber frame home or…

Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on June 23, 2017 at 5:32am — No Comments

How to Make Your Cabin in the Woods Secure Against Unwelcome Visitors

Owning a cabin in the woods is a great way to experience living off the grid. This type of dwelling is typically a seasonal location rather than a full time home. While there are many perks in owning a remote getaway, there are also necessary safety measures to…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 21, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Dream within a Dream: Building our Log Home in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado

The two weeks after the closing was a bit anti-climactic as our GC was climbing Mount Rainier, even though I know things were going on in the background and logs were still being placed on our shell! He returned safely and let us know we were ready to start what we could while waiting for the remaining approvals from the county building department on our septic.  The power pole should go in within the next week, and there are some big honking pieces of machinery sitting on our land poised…


Added by Denise Pumfrey on June 20, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Heat of Summer: How to Keep Your Home Cool in Hot Weather

Getting overheated counts as one of the real dangers of summer. That being the case, when the temperatures hit the triple digits, you want your home to be a refuge from the heat, especially if you get overheated. If you’re trying to prepare for summer, here are four…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 19, 2017 at 11:06am — No Comments

Summer Home Remodel: 5 Projects You Should Be Considering

The summer season is a perfect time to transform the look and functionality of your home. With clear skies and beautiful weather, you can begin performing different projects that won't be interrupted by rain or snow. When you want to remodel your home, there are a few…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 16, 2017 at 11:21am — No Comments

4 Unique Ideas for Your Next Remodel

Remodeling a log home as a DIY project requires preparation and careful planning. Following are 4 suggestions that may assist you with this project.


Expanding Space

There are a number of ways space can be expanded in a log house. The most common is…


Added by Rachael Murphey on June 14, 2017 at 12:55pm — No Comments

The Dream within a Dream: Building our Log Home in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado


Limboland is THE WORST place to have to spend any time at all, much less weeks. Although our loan had been approved by the mortgage company and we knew the newly-completed appraisal was the last puzzle piece that needed to fit into place, I was nonetheless gripped by fear that something would happen to stop the closing from happening or delay it. First I worried how long it was taking until we could set the date, then when we got the date, I worried that something…


Added by Denise Pumfrey on June 7, 2017 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Natural Home Disasters: What to Do When Your Homeowners Insurance isn't Enough to Cover Damages

Natural disasters such as a flood, hail storm or tornado could result in tens of thousands of dollars in damage to your home. If your homeowner's insurance policy will not restore your home to the condition that it was in before the…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 6, 2017 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Plumbing Breakdowns: 5 Signs it is Time to Call a Professional

In recent years, a huge number of homeowners are inclining towards getting do-it-yourself solutions to some basic system malfunctions at home. This has enabled them to tackle a few basic plumbing issues and other common breakdowns around the house. However,…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 5, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Interior Design: How to Accessorize Your Home Like a Pro

The perfect room isn't complete until accessories flood tables, chairs, walls, windowsills, beds, loveseats, and sofas. Accessories separate and differentiate rooms. These tips separate the…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 1, 2017 at 10:43am — No Comments

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