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Producing Red Cedar Hand-Split and Resawn Shakes

Watch how Western Red Cedar Hand-Split and Resawn Shakes are made, located in Maple Ridge, BC Canada.

Making Cedar Shingles

Welcome! Watch how they make excellent quality cedar shingles at the G&R Cedar mill located in Chilliwack, BC Canada.

Red Cedar Shakes – 30″ (76cm) Tapersplits

Watch Lloyd Clefstad, the “woodroofguy” from www.woodroof.com produce hand split tapered shakes, or tapersplit shakes. These Western Red Cedar shakes are a special custom order – 30″ (76cm) long – to used on a historic restoration roof in Philadelphia, PA.

Alaska Yellow Cedar Tapersawn Shakes

Producing yellow cedar tapersawn shakes on November 2, 2009. 400 bundles were shipped to New Zealand for new construction of a Cape Cod style B&B guesthouse. These 18″ x 5/8″ Tapersawn shakes to be used as exterior siding for the house. This is a quick and dirty edit of the video taken today at the mill. Beautiful wood and beautiful shakes!

Western Red Cedar JUMBO Handsplit Shakes

Many thanks to Goldband Shake & Shingle to allow WoodRoof.com into their mill to watch and film the production of these beautiful Western Red Cedar 1-1/4″ (32mm) JUMBO Handsplit & Resawn Shakes. This order of 16 squares (1600 sq ft or 150 m2) was produced in one day and shipped to Mendham, NJ USA in April 2013 to help restore a 100 year old barn. We look forward to seeing the photos of the finished roof. Thank you for the order!

Watch Alaska Yellow Cedar Handsplit and Resawn Shakes being made.

Production of Alaska Yellow Cedar Handsplit & Resawn Shakes, done right by the experts at G&R Cedar.

Alaska Yellow Cedar Barn Shakes

Straight split barn shakes made from Alaska Yellow Cedar and Western Red Cedar. Note that the red cedar, will split more consistently than the yellow cedar.

Sharpening a Shingle Saw

Watch Roger Eldred, owner of Confederate Shake and Shingle sharpen a cedar shingle head saw. Roger produces the smoothest shingle faces in the world.