PS Design For You // Shiplap

We are sure you have noticed how popular the shiplap look is right now. Shiplap is a a type of wooden board that has great durability. It was originally used on sheds, barns and other rustic buildings. Adding some shiplap to your space not only adds some texture and beauty but also visual interest and dimension. You can add shiplap to a  kitchen, bathroom, fireplace, bedroom, dining room, laundry the possibilities are endless.

Design: Studio Mcgee

Design: Studio Mcgee

Shiplap Material

- Traditional shiplap has a rabbet (groove) cut into the top and bottom so they can rest on top of each other and overlap.This creates the look of boards slightly overlapping. When placed together it forms channels between the boards that give them their distinctive look.

- MDF (medium density fiberboard) tongue and groove these boards join together and interlock. This mimics shiplap but its channels are not as deep and the boards sit on top of one another. MDF will be more affordable than real wood

-  MDF planks or basic wood. When choosing this material use tile spacers to space the wood out. The most common space is 1/16" (about the thickness of a nickel) or for more contrast use 1/8"

Installation 

When installing shiplap you can nail into drywall. Then add the baseboard and the crown molding. Lastly, paint. We recommend spraying the shiplap this creates a smooth and even finish.

Inspiration:

Here are just a few of our favorite looks!

Design: Stephanie Sabbe

Design: Stephanie Sabbe

Source: Decorpad

Source: Decorpad

Source: Roundtree Construction

Source: Roundtree Construction

Dining

Source: Home Bunch

Source: Home Bunch

Design: Joanna Gaines

Design: Joanna Gaines

Design: Studio Mcgee

Design: Studio Mcgee

Design: Kate Marker Interiors

Design: Kate Marker Interiors

Bedrooms

Design: Joanna Gaines

Design: Joanna Gaines

Source: Lay Baby Lay

Source: Lay Baby Lay

Design: Sophie Metz Design, Photography: Sam Oberter

Design: Sophie Metz Design, Photography: Sam Oberter

Design: A Well Dressed Home

Design: A Well Dressed Home

Bathrooms

Design: Studio M Interiors 

Design: Studio M Interiors 

Source: Decor Pad

Source: Decor Pad

Design: Kate Markers Interiors

Design: Kate Markers Interiors

Design: Studio Mcgee

Design: Studio Mcgee

Ceilings

Design: Becki Owens, Photography: Lindsay Salazar

Design: Becki Owens, Photography: Lindsay Salazar

Design: Becki Owens

Design: Becki Owens

Laundry/Mudroom

Design: Studio Mcgee

Design: Studio Mcgee

Source: The House on Nottingham

Source: The House on Nottingham

Entryway

Design: Park and Oak Design

Design: Park and Oak Design

Source: Alice Lane Home Collection

Source: Alice Lane Home Collection

Source: One Kings Lane

Source: One Kings Lane