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Diamond pattern in siding shingles

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Does anyone know how or where I can look for techniques to make a diamond pattern in the courses of shingles?


-tx

(post #91847, reply #1 of 7)

Just cut the butt of each shingle to a V and offset each course by half the shingle width. The shingles all have to be the same width. Here's a picture.

http://www.canadianwoodcraftsman.com/screendoors/patternshingles.html

(post #91847, reply #2 of 7)

the layout is a function of the course exposure, the number of shingle courses high , and the number of shingle courses wide..


here's 2 mockups.. one is 7 high x 4 wide.. the other is 8 high by 5 wide.. we used  8x4... the courses are 5"  the shingles are 5" wide..


the only tricky part is the course above the midpoint.. because the shingles tuck under instead of sit on top


Mike Smith Rhode Island : Design / Build / Repair / Restore


Edited 3/7/2003 6:04:28 PM ET by Mike Smith

Mike Smith Rhode Island : Design / Build / Repair / Restore

              www.mfsmithbuilder.com

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(post #91847, reply #3 of 7)

In your photo I see a diamond on the wall.  Is that a template or do you put your shingles on the diamond and then shingle up to it?  What are the shingles running up the gable (angle) for?  Is that a freeze board?  That finished diamond looks AWESOME!  I'm gonna do one of those some day.  Most people dont like them out here.  It looks great Mike!

(post #91847, reply #4 of 7)

2 of the pics were cardboard mockups to see which pattern was more in scale to the gable..


the shingles running parallel to the rake  are just a trim shingle .. usually between 4"-5" wide and a 5 " exposure.. a common detail on shingle style houses..


 thanks for the compliment.. you should see some of the things some of these guys have done with shingles.. like roger's "striped bass"


Mike Smith   Rhode Island : Design / Build / Repair / Restore

Mike Smith   Rhode Island : Design / Build / Repair / Restore

(post #91847, reply #5 of 7)

Mike,


  Thanks, that's exactly the style I was looking for, but how do you do the layout of the shingles?


-Kurt

(post #91847, reply #6 of 7)

print out the pic and use it as a guide... i layout on a piece of plywood.. cut all the pieces.. dry fit.. and then nail 'em up.. once you start , they'll lay themselves out..

Mike Smith Rhode Island : Design / Build / Repair / Restore

Mike Smith Rhode Island : Design / Build / Repair / Restore

              www.mfsmithbuilder.com

(post #91847, reply #7 of 7)

here's a pic of Roger's "Striper" under construction.... elegant, huh ?

Mike Smith Rhode Island : Design / Build / Repair / Restore

Mike Smith Rhode Island : Design / Build / Repair / Restore

              www.mfsmithbuilder.com