Honest Abe Log Homes, founded in 1979, designs, manufactures and builds energy-efficient, custom log homes, log cabins and timber frame houses. Honest Abe offers multiple log building systems that are completely precut, notched and numbered and create a combination of square or round log look or log-on-log look.
All logs are kiln dried, graded and stamped to meet national grading standards and codes. Log sizes are 6-by-10-inch, 6-by-12-inch, 8-by-8-inch, 6-by-8-inch, 8-by-12-inch or 10-inch round with saddle-notch corners.
Doors and windows, subfloor, second-story beams and tongue-and-groove, roofs, porch or deck materials, interior trim, interior doors and interior tongue-and-groove make a very complete package.
Honest Abe Log Homes will contract to build the log home to a dry-in stage within certain distances of the national headquarters. Independent dealers are available in many different parts of the nation to provide construction services from dry-in to complete turn-key construction.
The family-owned business encourages visits to its national headquarters in Moss, Tenn., where tours of the manufacturing facility and sales model are conducted. Honest Abe maintains show homes and sales centers in the Tennessee cities of Cookeville, Crossville and Murfreesboro. An extensive independent dealer network services clients across the U.S. and throughout the world.
Year founded: 1979
Number of homes produced to date: 5000-9999
Number of builders dealers and representatives: 50-99
How logs are normally dried prior to shipment: Kiln dried
Average moisture content of logs upon shipment: 16 to 19%
Type(s) of wall logs you offer:
- Full or solid wall logs
- Log siding
Corner notches are: Totally pre-cut
Log lengths are: All pre-cut to required lengths
Solid log gable ends are: Square cut – cutting to roofline slope required on job
Available styles of wall log profiles:
- Flat – inside
- Flat – outside
- Full round
- Hand hewn
- Lap siding
- Round – inside
- Round – outside
- Swedish cope
Heights: 10″ & larger
Widths: 6″ to 10″
Tongue & Groove Styles: Single Corner intersection details for available wall log styles:
- Butt & pass (only one log extends past the intersection)
- Interlock-overlap (both logs extend past the intersection)
- Notch & pass
- Saddle notch
Types of fastening devices:
- Lag screws
Types of sealing systems & materials available:
- Foam gasket
Types of building code compliances available: Our plans are certified to meet state/local building codes by a licensed engineer or architect.
Other available services:
- Our logs are graded by an independent inspection agency prior to shipment.
- We offer a construction manual and/or videotape to aid customers with erection of their home.
- We offer a specific number of hours of on-site technical assistance as a standard part of our contract.
- We offer a written warranty on all our logs.
- We offer custom design service.
- We will provide shell erection service for our customers.