Cedar Shakes/shingles... Just acquired a bunch, need ides

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Forum topic by Devin posted 07-07-2014 05:03 AM 1023 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-07-2014 05:03 AM

Topic tags/keywords: cedar shakes shingles project ideas

I just acquired a bunch of cedar shakes that were on the roof of my grandparents home. They are 30 years old and are just awesome! Looking for help with project ideas for putting them to use. Give me your ideas.

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#1 posted 07-07-2014 12:17 PM

You can make shelves with a shake roof on the. Do the same for a kitchen island. I made a cedar shake roof over a large bar in a restaurant once and it came out very nice. Good luck.


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#2 posted 07-07-2014 01:01 PM

A few years back a client asked me to do a rustic element ‘treatment’ on one wall in her Mud room.
I used 1/4” thick face brick as a wainscot and a brick molding at chair rail height and split cedar shakes from there to the ceiling.
...just a thought, if you’re trying to preserve your grandparents cedar shakes for the sake of nostalgia.

Best Regards. – Grandpa Len.
Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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