Here are some pictures of a cedar shake roof we are finishing up installing in Bellevue. This homeowner chose the 5/8″ Premium Tapersawn shake. These are Western Red Cedar Shakes by Imperial. Tapersawn shakes are sawn on both sides and have a relatively smooth surface. They appear thicker than a typical shingle which gives them a thicker shadowline. The Tapersawn shakes come in thicknesses of either 5/8″, 7/8″ or 1″.