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Beatin’ and a-Bangin’

William McClure and his son Randy make wooden shingles the old-fashioned way. They “rive” from the wood, using techniques handed down from grandfather to father to son. The McClures’ shakes are prized for their durability as well as their beauty. Randy McClure carries on the family business by catering to modern homeowners looking for the handcrafted appearance and durability of the shakes.

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