Hand Riven Shakes
Shakes are a funny name for what most people call ‘shingles’. They are the handmade version of the modern sawn shingle.
The name was probably a reference to the timber they used to make them out of i.e. it was probably ‘shakey’ (woodspeak for logs with splits in) which makes sense as this product just takes advantage of the natural tendancy of the wood to split on felling and drying.