This stately Colonial in Wilton, CT received a new cedar roof. In this instance the shingles were hand split.
We usually install 18″ Red Cedar Perfections and install them perfectly. However, the homeowner requested hand splitting because it yields a rough, not-so-perfect look.
Once we were able to break out of our usual habit of making everything look perfect, the end result is what you see here: wavy and rugged. Reminds us of a Hobbit-house!