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Historic Projects

Job Type Cedar Roof
Location Lexington, Mass
Description
The roof was done with a 3/4" x 18" sawn shake to match what was on the building when it was built. Monroe Tavern, where the revolutionary war started.
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Job Type Historic Siding Installation
Location Shaker Heights, OH
Description
This is a historical project that required matching the original shakes. The Shakes are 3/4" x 22" with a clear 15" exposure. The owner face nailed them, because that was done on the original shakes.
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Job Type Rustic Hand-Split Roof Shakes 3/4" x 18"
Location Milton, Mass
Description
This is the Abe Lincoln Log Cabin at the Forbes House Museum, located at 215 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186

Can learn more about it www.forbeshousemuseum.org

Was a very nice project to be involved with.

The building was redone in the same way it was originally built. The #2 Hand-splits were used on the roof(3/4" x 18"). The early Americans used what they had. They were looking to get through the winter, not last 100 years. Most of the things they built did last many, many years. So, to replicate the original building. This is what was done. Pine boards as the roof sheathing. Then a layer of felt, then cedar breather, and then the #2 Hand-split shakes. Looks like it did when it was built, and will last for the next 100 years for all to enjoy.

Was very happy to be asked to be part of this project.
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Job Type Hand Split Shake Roof
Location Peebles Ohio
Description
This is the John T Wilson Homestead. Was completely renovated into a Bed & Breakfast. The Roof has 3/4" x 18" Roof Grade Hand split shakes on it. Very, very nice place. Check them out at www.johntwilsonhomestead.com

Was awarded Ohio History Connection's "Preservation Merit Award"
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