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