HOW TO STAGGER PLANKS WHEN INSTALLING SHIPLAP
If you’ve seen any shiplap projects recently, you know designers are crazy about staggering their planks. And for good reason – it looks great! Whether you are trying to install vertical or horizontal shiplap in a staggered layout, this guide should help you get started. Remember to check out our Shiplap Shopping List, our Step by Step Process on Installing Shiplap, and our FAQ to get all the information you need before starting your project!
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STEP BY STEP PROCESS OF INSTALLING STAGGERED SHIPLAP
- Cut your Shiplap into varying increments of 1, 2, 3, and 4 ft long. Alternatively, you can use the guide shown in the YouTube video below to cut on the fly without needing a measuring tape.
- Lay out four rows at a time on the floor. Make sure each row starts with a different sized plank. During this time, plan your color scheme if your Shiplap is colored.
- Most people start installing their Shiplap at the bottom corner of the wall, but you can start from the top as well if you want.
- Make sure you are using the left-overs from each plank you cut to maximize square footage. Get a better idea of this concept in the following video.
- Install the Shiplap as your normally would, using our more in-depth guide.
MEASURING AND STAGGERING SHIPLAP
Below is a guide on how to cleverly measure out your shiplap without having to use a measuring tape. You can use this method to help you get the staggered shiplap look!
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