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Just Add Water: 15 Favorite Uses of Shiplap from the Remodelista Archives

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Just Add Water: 15 Favorite Uses of Shiplap from the Remodelista Archives

April 9, 2018

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.

shiplap paneling lines a tiny kitchen (including under the counter) in province 12
Above: Shiplap paneling lines a tiny kitchen (including under the counter) in Provincetown; see Low-Key Luxury: The New Old Homestead.
shiplap provides a subtle backdrop to a cottage reborn in coastal maine. 13
Above: Shiplap provides a subtle backdrop to A Cottage Reborn in Coastal Maine.
in a scandinavian cottage—in portlandia, shiplap adds charm to a ti 14
Above: In A Scandinavian Cottage—in Portlandia, shiplap adds charm to a tiny bath.
a lofty bedroom with shiplap on the walls—and ceiling. see more in  15
Above: A lofty bedroom with shiplap on the walls—and ceiling. See more in The Outermost House: A Norwegian Island Retreat.
shiplap in a more traditional setting: on cape cod, the type of place where the 16
Above: Shiplap in a more traditional setting: on Cape Cod, the type of place where the weathertight cladding became popular, used as a headboard of sorts. See The Hamptons Come to Cape Cod: Salt House Inn in Provincetown.
the restaurateurs behind portuguese wine bar cervo&#8\2\17;s preserved the  17
Above: The restaurateurs behind Portuguese wine bar Cervo’s preserved the shiplap ceiling left behind by the previous tenants (and paired it with glossy floor-to-ceiling tile walls). See more in Cervo’s: 15 Design Ideas to Steal from a Tiny Portuguese Wine Bar in Manhattan.
among the inexpensive updates that justine and jersey ice cream co.&# 18
Above: Among the inexpensive updates that Justine and Jersey Ice Cream Co. made to her dated kitchen? Swapping out a tile backsplash for shiplap. See the full project at Rehab Diary: Dream Kitchen for Under $3,000.
at josephine house, in austin, open shelves hold vintage silver pieces and 19
Above: At Josephine House, in Austin, open shelves hold vintage silver pieces and serveware; shiplap adds texture.
the bath in a cottage reborn in coastal maine has beach appeal thanks to a 20
Above: The bath in A Cottage Reborn in Coastal Maine has beach appeal thanks to a painted shiplap surround.
a low key hawaiian bedroom, courtesy of shiplap paneling. see a vintage ha 21
Above: A low-key Hawaiian bedroom, courtesy of shiplap paneling. See A Vintage Hawaiian Cottage Restored (with Its Own Instagram Account).
a restaurant in london takes cues from california beach cafes, shiplap paneling 22
Above: A restaurant in London takes cues from California beach cafes, shiplap paneling included. See more at LA-Style Dining in London, Sunshine Included.
a tiny british standard kitchen outfitted in shiplap walls (and a blue painted  23
Above: A tiny British Standard kitchen outfitted in shiplap walls (and a blue-painted shiplap ceiling); see Rehab Diary: A British Standard Kitchen in a Shepherd’s Hut.
nearly all of stylist tiina laakonen&#8\2\17;s hamptons house is clad in sh 24
Above: Nearly all of stylist Tiina Laakonen’s Hamptons house is clad in shiplap (and shades of blue), as seen in Rhapsody in Blue: A Finnish Stylist at Home in the Hamptons.
shiplap adds charm to a pantry in reader rehab: a photographer’s ki 25
Above: Shiplap adds charm to a pantry in Reader Rehab: A Photographer’s Kitchen in London.
an attic bedroom in brooklyn with a whitewashed shiplap ceiling by architects f 26
Above: An attic bedroom in Brooklyn with a whitewashed shiplap ceiling by architects Fernlund & Logan, from Nordic Beauty: A Brooklyn Townhouse Reinvented with Style—and Restraint.

For much more on shiplap (including how to tell the difference between shiplap, V-groove, and beadboard), see:

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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.

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