Shakes and shingles are made from split logs and have an appearance more like timber tiles than boards.
Although similar, shingles were originally sawn from a block, whilst shakes were split off using a chisel and mallet. Shingles tend to look neater and more precise than shakes, which give a more rustic appearance. As a cladding material they look fantastic on both contemporary and traditional homes. Shakes are usually made from Western Red Cedar, giving them good durability, and can also be supplied pressure treated with preservative for enhanced protection.
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