Cedar shakes are a beautiful, natural product that bring a warm aesthetic to your home. We use only #1 or Premium cedar shakes from British Columbia. Cedar shakes can be either Handsplit or Tapersawn in appearance.
Hand split and resawn: sawn on the back, while the front is split with the natural grain of the wood. This creates a highly textured surface on the exposed surface that can be instantly recognized for its rustic appearance. Shakes come in a heavy thickness of ¾” or a medium thickness of ½”.
Tapersawns: this shake is sawn on both sides to mimic the smooth uniform look of the cedar shingle, only it is thicker. As a result, you get a tailored shingle look, accentuated by a sharper shadow-line of a shake, created by the thickness of the butt. It is available in thicknesses of 5/8″ or 7/8″.