What’s a Shake? Our Shakes Don’t Come From the Malt Shop!

Fort Staff will instruct the interested on how to construct a shake. Local 18th century French specialized roofers had to use materials at hand for making shingles/shakes for rooftops. Cypress and cedar were the most common materials available for making shakes. Fort Staff will instruct you on how to use 18th century replica tools to cut and shape a shake.

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