Most house builders and designers select a siding material, decide on an average spacing or board width, and apply the material uniformly over the entire building. While this approach is consistent with formal, rational styles of architecture, such as Georgian and Modernistic, the Romantic styles – such as Queen Anne, Stick, or Shingle – require more freedom and imagination in the use of siding. Designers and builders who wish to evoke late 19thcentury Romantic styles should be able to draw on the variety of patterns possible with sidings, shingles, and boards. Inventory of Possibilities You can vary the pattern of exterior cladding in a number of ways. Orientation of edges. Joints or overlaps can run horizontally, vertically, diagonally, or be arranged in