Handsplit and Resawn Shakes - a.k.a. - shakes, 1/2 inch,
Mediums, Heavies, Resaws, Handsplits, Jumbos and HSRS. Confused?! Don't worry -
we'll try to help sort it out.
Red Cedar resawn shakes are available in two lengths -
18" and 24". The most common is 24". Handsplits are also
available 1/2" and 3/4" thick - the most common being 1/2"
Mediums. Heavies, or 3/4" Heavy Resaws are also widely used. Thicker
shakes are available on a custom cut basis and they are usually referred to as
Jumbos. Please contact us with your inquiries for custom made sizes.
There are two main grades for all handsplit and resawn shakes
- Premium Grade Blue Label and No.1 Grade Blue Label. Premium Grade shakes allow
only 100% Edge Grain, 100% Heartwood and are 100% Clear. No.1 Grade Blue Label
are exactly the same except that they allow up to 20% Flat Grain mixed with the
edge grain. No.1 Grade Blue Label 1/2" x 24" Medium Handsplit and
Resawn shakes are, by far the most common shake on the market.
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