The main material of Craftsman houses was wood. Cedar shingles were used both for cladding and decorative components (e.g. in gables). A combination of narrow lap siding and shingles was also popular. The upper part of porch posts or other decorative pieces such as dentils and knee brackets were often smoother wood. Stucco was an accent material usually combined with half-timber dividers in gables. Brick was used for chimneys and as an accent. Clinker bricks and off-placed or protruding bricks were popular to achieve a rustic appearance.