Who> Brenda Bourdeau
Where> Dover-Foxcroft, ME
What> "I made custom-shaped shingles for siding. When I remodeled my lakeside cottage, I wanted to clad it with shingles of different shapes to give it some style. Instead of buying them preshaped, I created three different profiles myself using a jig and various cutting tools. First, I cut cedar shingles to be 4 inches wide. Then I created scalloped-edged and fish-scale shingles with the help of a drill press and hole cutter, and made shingles with pointed, tapered edges using a compound miter saw. It was a lot of work, but worth my time because it saved me so much."