LEARN HOW TO GET THE SHIPLAP EFFECT
Using our shiplap boards without the lap, you can read and watch how to make a plain, undecorated wall come to life and completely change the look of a room. The difference between our shiplap panels that don’t have the lap, is that standard shiplap was designed to prevent water from getting into boats / ships (which is where it got its name. However our panels can offer the same look by simply using a framing square. In this example, we’ll explain how to install shiplap on an entry way wall.
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WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- The first thing you’ll need is a center finding stud finder. This will show you where the center of the 2 x 4 in the wall.
- You will also want a chalk line marker to note where the studs are vertically throughout the wall where you will be placing the shiplap panels.
- Shiplap Boards cut to the appropriate length. Our come in 4′, 6′, and 12′ lengths with a 5.5″ width and 3/8″ thickness. Our boards are made thin in order to work best in walls and ceilings.
- Framing Square to get the even shiplap appearance.
- Locktight Heavy Duty Adhesive meant for all common building materials and interior.
- Nail gun to place hold the boards into the wall.
HOW TO INSTALL SHIPLAP: STEP BY STEP PROCESS
Our first step is to use our center finding stud finder to locate and then mark where the center of the 2 x 4 studs are located within the walls.
Using a chalk line marker, we’ll go along the wall that we’re working on to make sure we know where the studs at intervals to make sure we don’t miss a spot while nailing the shiplap boards into the wall later.
Laying the first shiplap board is the most important. Prior to laying the first board in place, we Each board from the bottom up determines how even the boards will be as we move up, so be sure to double check your work as you go. Using our adhesive will make sure the board securely in place.
Check to make sure the first board is level.
Using 15-gauge 2-in. nails, nail the board in place at center of the stud.
With an 1/8″ thick framing square separate and make sure the second board goes in level with the first.
Repeat steps 3 – 6 all the way to the top of the wall double checking your work along the way.
*Note: Keep in mind to cut out sections for electrical outlets prior to placing the boards in place.