Shingles & Shakes

We have been involved in over 250 jobs both nationally and internationally - National trust, Heritage, Resorts, private residences small and large. We supply, repair, provide consultancy and advice.

American Terminology:

Sawn = Shingles
Handsplit = Shakes

Australia's most famous timber must be She Oak or Forest Oak (casuarina torulosa) - nature's plywood, split on the quarter - it needs the least processing due to its inherent characteristics. However, due to present National Parks and Wildlife Services legislation, She Oak cannot be logged, as it is a major food source for Yellow/Black and Red/Black Cockatoo.


Current Species
Currently available species include White Mahogany, Red Mahogany, Tallowood, Ironbark, Jarrah, Blood- woods, Stringybarks, Mountain Ash. Availability changes regularly.

diamond sawn

hand split

Standard length approx 450 mm
Thickness approx 11-13 mm
Width 75 - 175 mm, averaging 125 mm

straight sawn

Some notable jobs:
(click on image for full size picture)

A-Frame house
Wilson's Creek
Northern NSW

St John's Cathedral
Church Spire

Horbury Hunt house


Curved roof
Northern NSW


Pole house
Terrania Creek
Northern NSW



Mossman House


St Stevcn's Church

Sydney Home

She Oak Shakes
Port Douglas

Sydney Home

View looking
into shingled roof -
mudbrick, natural
poles and shingles


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The Billinudgel Wood Working Company -
Keeping the Tradition Alive!