“Shiplap is a type of wooden board used commonly as exterior siding in the construction of residences, barns, sheds, and outbuildings. 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 edge.”
Shiplap is one of the most commonly requested materials we quote for people here at Country Lumber. With the Gaines (see what I did there?) it is making in the industry, we are seeing the popularity rise and the implementation grow to different applications, profiles, and species.
It is one of the most versatile products on the market today. Used on fireplaces, accent walls, complete rooms, wainscot and ceilings. The wooden panels are easy to install, create a good seal for water management and are popular both for modern and rustic appearances.
Here are a few things to consider when shopping for shiplap products…
Size- Shiplap is available in numerous dimensions. Always verify the depth and reveal of the product you are researching. Not all shiplap is the same. Most common are the 8” or the 6” depths. These have a board width but depending on the overlap may only be 5” reveal or 7” reveal or even less. Take this into consideration when figuring your square footage required to complete your project.
Profile- Shiplap can be rough or smooth. Also the gap between boards could be tight fitting or a small space between the panels often referred to as a “nickel gap”.
Color- Shiplap is commonly painted or stained depending on your design. With paint the entire color wheel is your option. With stain certain products may not achieve the desired look depending on the species selected. Your shiplap will be what you make of it- It couldn’t be easier to make your project inviting, and a perfectly customizable accent!
If you have ideas, questions or would like to get some samples. Please swing in to see us! Happy to help with you Shiplap project!