Knotty Pine, Rustic, Paint Grade and Clear VG Doug Fir Shiplap Wall Boards
Add accent walls with one of 4 types of T&G nickel gap shiplap.
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What are the differences?
Knotty Pine Shiplap the best choice unpainted for a cabin look, or paint for warm restored farmhouse appearance. If painting please investigate the appropriate primer and use as directed. We also offer a pre-primed version we call paint grade.
Paint Grade Shiplap is a light grey Sherwin William primer over Englemann Spruce. Ready to be painted any color.
Rustic Fir Shiplap is tight knot Douglas Fir. This is the most diverse shiplap. It can be painted, stained or left natural for a rich color tone. Visit the page to also see how Fir can be aged with a mixture of vinegar and steel wool. Knots and wood grain will show through paint and provide the most authentic look possible.
Clear VG Douglas Fir Shiplap is the most elegant shiplap we offer. It is often finished with just a clear coat. Customers have used this over fireplaces, for ceiling or soffit boards, in office buildings and dramatic home entries.
What is shiplap?
The definition of “shiplap” has changed over the years, and there are many folks that need to proclaim their intelligence of historical correctness. In fact, original shiplap was rabbeted on top and bottom, and was used as a covering for sheds, barns, cabins and homes. On interior walls, shiplap was used as sheathing but was never meant to be exposed. After installation it would be covered with fabric to hide the joints, and covered with plaster or wallpaper.
Today, the use of shiplap shows up as a visually appealing accent wall covering. The appearance can be of a remodeled farmhouse, a new home with fine details, or restored classic. With a clean painted look, a wood covered wall makes any room feel warmer. Sometimes called “nickel-gap” the original rabbeted lap joint is often replaced with a tongue and groove joint that adds strength and stability, while providing a draft free wall covering. T&G has the added value of one board firmly securing itself to the next, which resists edges from lifting off the wall as natural wood acclimates to interior conditions.