Cedar shingling a small roof


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Old 04-06-08, 09:01 AM
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Cedar shingling a small roof

Hi.

I'm building a playhouse for my daughter, and have just finished a rectangular cupola that will be going on top. I am wanting to cedar shingle it,but as it is only 36" wide by 24", the shingles seem very large,and will need to be cut down in length.So which end do I shorten, the thick or the thin? I hope to stagger the ends so that the line is not straight on each row to add a more quaint look, and the widths will vary greatly too.
Any tips?

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Old 04-06-08, 02:59 PM
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If you cut on thin end, the shingles will appear to be thicker. By cutting off the thick end, you will be able to cut the shakes to a size proportionate to the size of the structure and still maintain the thin end. You can't go thinner on the thin end, but you can go thinner on the thick end and size according to your needs.

Here's some tips from a doll house maker: http://www.geocities.com/heartland/m...age/photo8.htm

Another interesting link:

http://www.jigstones.com/images/PDFshingles.pdf
 
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Old 04-06-08, 04:19 PM
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Thanks for the tips,and the links,quite helpful!
 
 

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