Here at Remodelista, we’ve long admired shiplap for the laid-back appeal it brings to seaside cottages—and, more and more, to interiors far from the sea, from New York wine bars to projects in London. Here’s a look at some of our favorite uses of shiplap from the Remodelista archives.
For much more on shiplap (including how to tell the difference between shiplap, V-groove, and beadboard), see:
- Expert Advice: The Enduring Appeal of Shiplap
- Remodeling 101: The Ultimate Wood Paneling Guide with Jersey Ice Cream Co.
- Expert Advice: How to Use Wood Paneling to Add Loftiness to a Room
Frequently asked questions
What is shiplap wood cladding?
Shiplap wood cladding is a type of wooden boards that are installed horizontally with a slight overlap to create a clean and elegant look.
What are the benefits of shiplap wood cladding?
Shiplap wood cladding adds texture and warmth to the interior or exterior of a home. It can also serve as a protective layer for walls, reducing moisture and water damage.
What are the different types of wood species used for shiplap wood cladding?
Some popular wood species used for shiplap wood cladding include pine, cedar, cypress, and redwood.
Can shiplap wood cladding be installed over existing walls?
Yes, shiplap wood cladding can be installed over existing walls as long as they are structurally sound and properly prepared for the installation.
How is shiplap wood cladding installed?
Shiplap wood cladding is installed by nailing the boards horizontally onto the wall with a slight overlap. It is important to leave a small gap between the boards to allow for expansion and contraction of the wood.
How do you maintain shiplap wood cladding?
To maintain shiplap wood cladding, it is important to keep it clean and dry. Regularly inspect the boards for signs of damage or rot and replace as needed. You may also choose to seal or stain the wood to enhance its durability and prolong its lifespan.
Can shiplap wood cladding be used in different styles of homes?
Yes, shiplap wood cladding can be used in different styles of homes, from traditional to modern and everything in between. It adds a timeless and rustic feel to any space.