back to the Dollhouse Workshop
  • lay out the cut for one shingle pair - take it from the instructions or directly from the roof
  • Cut the shingles with scissors or a saw.  Scissors leaves one good piece and usually one broken piece.  The good piece is the one where the cut starts at the short-grain and finishes at the long grain (the piece on the right of the scissors). In this photo, the left piece will probably break.
  • Test the first shingle pair to see that the outside edges of the shingles are straight up-and-down the roof.
  • Cut and apply all the valley shingles.
  • Start each course of shingles at the valley shingle, and complete it across the roof.