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  • Troy, OH
Asked on May 24, 2017

Do you have to consider climate when using Shiplap?

SharonSusan Savarese


I live in Ohio and weather runs the whole spectrum will shiplap warp and bow in certain moist areas of the country?
2 answers
  • Susan Savarese
    on May 24, 2017

    Hi! As long as it's indoors, I don't see a problem at all. I live in northern Missouri and have used real shiplap and faux shiplap many times with no problems at all.
  • Sharon
    on May 31, 2017

    Make sure you buy kiln-dried wood and there will be no problems. Otherwise leave at least 1/8 gap on both sides for expansion and contraction, that can be hidden behind some moulding.
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