WHAT THE HECK IS SHIPLAP?
WHAT THE HECK IS SHIPLAP??
Shiplap is a type of wooden board commonly used in barns, sheds and now seen in country type houses. The profile of each board partially overlaps that of the board next to it creating a channel that gives shadow line effects, provides excellent weather protection and allows for dimensional movement. Because of the immaculate construction of the shiplap, it proves to be very weather resistant if used on the outside. HGTV stars, Chip and Joanna Gaines have made this design insanely popular and you will see shiplap in many homes, MLS listings and DIY instructions.
Materials that are used to achieve these shiplap walls are a vast variety of things such as reclaimed wood, and mixture of new and old woods and 1 x 2's. You can then paint the wood, stain it, add barn doors or decorations to it. Most people that install these shiplap walls are using them as feature walls. The general consensus of shiplap walls is that everyone loves them and they are only growing in popularity!