By: Home Depot Staff
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A Note From The Home Depot
Shiplap is the perfect way to add texture, pattern and authentic charm to any space. Whether it’s an accent wall or a focal point, this barn wood shiplap is versatile and easy to work with.
Step 1: Remove Moldings
Step 2: Mark the Studs
Step 3: Install the Boards
NOTE: Consider the layout as you begin each run. Use a circular saw to make each cut. Cut your boards to ensure you land on a stud but also work to achieve a staggered effect running left to right. Also try not to cut any boards shorter than 10-inches wide.
To ensure everything’s fitting together tightly, gently tap the shiplap into place before fastening it to the wall.
Step 5: Finish the Wall
Continue working your way up the wall. Your last row may require custom cuts. You can rip the boards down to size with a table or circular saw.
Keep in mind, many pre-finished products like this are sold with matching trim, should you want to frame out the shiplap horizontally and/or vertically. This can make the project that much easier.