Eric Sloane and Wooden Shingles

October 27, 2013 |  by

I was reminded this afternoon of how Eric Sloane would describe the manner in which wooden shingles would appear to be full of gaps and recesses where water might find entry, yet the first drops of precipitation would swell the wood of each shingle, closing every gap once visible in drier atmospheric conditions. ¬†Sloane’s descriptions are accurate – the wood shingle roof on our log shed acts similarly.

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