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Spacing Cedar Shingles

Cedar shingles must be spaced, no and’s, if’s or butt’s! Maibec recommends 1/8″ space between shingles. See the PDF Instillation Instructions The photo above  is of some bowed shingles on a long run over two garage doors. The contractor told our forman that he wanted the shingles tight, a nice job. Our foreman told him of what the manufatture recommends. […]

Building Wentworth’s Future

by Doug Millen It has been many years since I have been back to Wentworth. I graduated back in 1978. The campus was small and Beatty Hall was the new building on campus. Things have changed! Wentworth is on the move, expanding and meeting the demands of the future. I attended the 4th anual Alumni […]

Catherine Mohr builds green

In a short, funny, data-packed talk at TED U, Catherine Mohr walks through all the geeky decisions she made when building a green new house — looking at real energy numbers, not hype. What choices matter most? Not the ones you think. Catherine Mohr works on surgical robots and robotic surgical procedures, using robots to […]

Creative homes out of recycled and reclaimed materials

by Dan Phillips In this funny and insightful talk from TEDxHouston, builder Dan Phillips tours us through a dozen homes he’s built in Texas using recycled and reclaimed materials in wildly creative ways. Brilliant, low-tech design details will refresh your own creative drive. Dan Phillips builds homes out of recycled and reclaimed materials in Huntsville, […]

Right to the Point

Never cut wood shingles to a point! It is extremely difficult to do without breaking the shingle, it will tend to split along the grain at the point. If you can do it, they will not stand the test of time, and the points will eventually fall off with the normal expansion and contraction of the […]