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Homeowner Responsibilities

Homeowner Responsibilities

What is there to do other than the assembly of my home package after delivery? One of the most common questions asked of Mill Town Log Cabins regarding the log home design, purchase and construction process is “What are my responsibilities?” We’ve developed a quick...

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The Art of the Chink

The Art of the Chink

What is log chinking? In early history the process of chinking was the installation of various materials installed in horizontal voids between log courses on log walls to prevent air and water from entering the building. Today the word chinking is a noun meaning the...

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A Step Ahead

A Step Ahead

After more than a year of learning to work, go to school and accommodate everyday life under one roof together, the world of home design is making home more friendly and more functional for all the demands of a busy lifestyle operating from one location.  Some of the...

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Design Trends that Stay

Design Trends that Stay

When you build refresh or execute a full-blown remodel, you must say to yourself, “I want to choose finishes and layouts that will have staying power.” No one wants to complete a home project and in two years, do it all over again because your choices were on their...

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Finding Hidden Space

Finding Hidden Space

Finding all the nooks and crannies for creative storage or workspace is a challenge faced by every homeowner. No matter how carefully you planned your home, there will be a moment that you wish you had just a little bit more storage or a place to spread out a project...

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Unbelievable Baths

Unbelievable Baths

Mill Town Log Cabins' customers are very creative at getting the most out of their budget when it comes to bathroom planning. Here Sara Brown, writer for Timber Home Living, offers a few simple ideas for creating a beautiful and economical bathroom. These photos show...

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Home Building Timeline

Home Building Timeline

How Log Will it Take? How Long Will it Take? Our customers frequently ask how long it takes to build a log home. Certainly, there are many factors at play, but we've developed this 4-page timeline booklet to help you anticipate the process. Yes, this looks...

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Outstanding Great Rooms

Outstanding Great Rooms

9 Benefits of a Log or Timber Frame Great Room By Claudia Johnson, Honest Abe Log Homes Director of Marketing Over the last 40 years Honest Abe has designed and manufactured thousands of log and timber frame homes that feature a great room. Great rooms are great by...

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Planning a Log Home Fireplace

Planning a Log Home Fireplace

Molly Cooper of Cooper & Co. Interior Design offers advice for planning a log home fireplace and presents a gallery below to show how several Honest Abe customers have designed their own fireplaces. Q. How do you determine the right fireplace size for the room or...

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Log Cabin Lofts

Log Cabin Lofts

Separated from the formal area of your home above the places you want to keep organized and tidy but still be part of the open plan design is the loft. From the loft, there is a separated space that still benefits from the floor-to-ceiling windows present in many log...

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8 Ways to Go Green

8 Ways to Go Green

Energy Savings and Resource Conservation in Log and Timber Homes   by Log and Timber Homes Council Adopting a “green” philosophy is easier than you think and it does not require wind turbines, solar panels or wearing extra sweaters in January. Here are 8...

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Choosing A Roof System

Choosing A Roof System

When you order your log or timber frame home package directly from Honest Abe Log Homes or one of its Independent Dealers, included in the package is the roofing system you select. These may be a heavy timber, a conventional rafter or a conventional truss...

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Dining Al Fresco

Dining Al Fresco

The concept of open air dining is brought to log and timber home living in a variety of designs.  The traditional American picnic has met its match with today’s concepts of dining in the fresh air. Gone are the days of a cooler filled with Tupperware encased foods to...

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The Joys of Porchsitting

The Joys of Porchsitting

By Claudia Johnson The porch is an important element of a home’s design and functionality, but it’s also part of American culture. On social media porches have been honored with their own hashtag – #porchsitting. Dan Stevens, who played Matthew Crawley on "Downton...

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Wood Flooring

Wood Flooring

by Claudia Johnson, Director of Marketing, Honest Abe Log Homes If you take a stroll through our galleries, you’ll notice that most of Honest Abe Log Homes’ customers have chosen real wood flooring for their log cabin or timber frame home. The formal definition of...

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Creating a Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

Creating a Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

“Modern farmhouse at its best.” At the grand opening of the new 10” Round log home of Nick and April Patterson, those words were among the many used to describe this dream kitchen. From top to bottom this kitchen is unique, with different colors and textures, but in...

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