Before the Tin Man V3.0

Before the Tin Man is a digital collection of decorative shingle examples and design ideas. After TWO Decades, an update to Before the Tin Man has been released. Decorative shingles and slates are one of the few products to be completely overlooked in mankind’s quest to make everything as varied and complex as possible. Decorative Shingles have now been brought up to date.

Two Versions – Inspiration & Pro

Before the Tin Man – Inspiration is ideal for those interested in decorative shingles as a possible treatment for their own home or business or anyone interested. It Includes:
° Over 70 photos of decorative shingle projects.
• Full size, printable vector templates for traditional shapes.
• Hundreds of pages of examples in vector PDF format.
The files are unlocked and fully editable. Use them for your own planning, projects, designs or plans.
Best of all it’s FREE!

The following movie shows the examples In Before the Tin Man Inspiration.

Before The Tin Man Inspiration” is completely FREE and now available for download (≈230 MB zip file). Recommended for use only on a desktop computer. This package includes the Inspiration pdf AND the examples and full size templates.

“Before the Tin Man Pro” is now available. The pro version includes everything in the inspiration version – including over 600 photo records and literally uncounted pdf pages (10,000+) of examples. It also includes a master file of over 1100 vector shingle shapes AND a complete set of numbering templates plus from 1 to 8 wide shingle sine waves of different amplitudes.
It’s truly a must have for anyone in the design, architecture, historical preservation or building industries – let alone anyone involved in shingle or slate installations. It will also be extremely interesting for those in industries involved in patterns such as tiling, print, wallpaper, quilting, blackwork etc.
The files are completely unlocked and can be used in your own plans and drawings.

Before the Tin Man Pro has an introductory price of US$199. It is available by sending an email enquiry. Sorry, no instant downloads.

Order your copy today! Email enquiries to: or fill in the following form.

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