So what exactly is Shiplap??

Shiplap, our decorating buzz word this month!
So what exactly is shiplap???

Are you curious about shiplap? If it’s the right choice for your home, how to use it, where to buy it, how to install it?

Nonetheless, we’ve got your answers! Check out some inspiring photos from HGTV’s Fixer Upper plus a quick and an entertaining installation video plus product information to purchase it.

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First, photo’s from HGTV’s Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna Gaines. Photo Credit Rachel Whyte

So what exactly is shiplap?? Fixer Upper Chip and Joanna Gaines

So what exactly is shiplap??
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Second, according to Wikipedia
Shiplap is also used indoors for the rough or rustic look that it creates when used as paneling or a covering for a wall or ceiling.
And furthermore shiplap is …
-a type of wooden board used commonly in the construction of barns, sheds, outbuildings and inexpensive or seasonal homes. It is either rough sawn 1″ or milled 3/4″ pine or similarly inexpensive wood between 3″ and 10″ wide with a 3/8″ – 1/2″ rabbet on opposite sides of each end.
-most often used to describe any rabbeted siding material that overlaps in a similar fashion.

While I just love HGTV’s Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna Gaines I also think they single oh nope double handedly reincarnated shiplap!


So what exactly is Shiplap?? Fixer Upper Chip and Joanna Gaines

Of course shiplap can be discovered during a renovation as in many episodes of Fixer Upper, but for those of us who want to add this textural horizontal wall detail to our spaces fortunately we can purchase it at our home stores.


So what exactly is shiplap??
Home Depot 1″ x 8″ x 12′ Shiplap Board

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So what exactly is shiplap?? Fixer Upper Chip and Joanna Gaines

So, check out this very simple yet detailed & entertaining youtube video from Robeson Design on how to install a shiplap wall.
And finally, shiplap walls are most commonly painted in a white color but I have seen the walls kept in its original unpainted version too.
In case your wondering, the white paint color selected for their newly installed wall is from Behr Paint, color: Unwind, available at The Home Depot.

Great diy project!

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