Shiplap Board and Batten Wall

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Shiplap doesn't have to cover an entire wall to create impact. We updated our boring entry way with shiplap and a wood accent.

Our foyer had a chair rail, but it didn't have enough character. First thing we did was remove the chair rail.

We needed something to break up and camouflage our wall of many doors and we thought adding shiplap part way up the wall would help. W

We used our Kreg Jig rip cut to cut underlayment into 8 inch strips. To maximize our materials and minimize waste, we cut on the longer side for the long walls. On some panels we cut on the short side for the shorter walls.

Any edges that were rough, we used the electric sander to smooth out.

For this project we measured up the wall and marked how high we wanted the panels to go. We did this on all the walls so it would be even all the way around. We started with the longest wall at the bottom spacing the boards with nickels and securing them with the brad nail gun.

Once everything was installed, we patched all the nail holes and painted.

To give a finished look on the corners, we used trim pieces for the inside and outside corners. We caulked the seams to give a finished. look.

After the paint had dried we added a 1 x 2 accent piece and stained it Classic walnut to finish off the look. We also updated the door knobs to give more of a rustic feel.

We absolutely loved the way that it turned out and definitely gives more of the coastal farmhouse look that ties into the rest of our home.

Shortly after we finished, we added hooks to the corner by the bench and it was the perfect finishing touch.

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  • Kelly Allen
    on Nov 23, 2019

    Very nice! But what did this have to do with board and batten? I just saw a chair rail.

    • CribbsStyle
      on Nov 23, 2019

      It’s in reference to the height and not the actual style since the shiplap only goes up part of the wall.

  • Sharon
    on Nov 23, 2019

    It looks Fantastic!!! You said you removed the chair rail, but did you also remove the baseboards too or was the piece set on top of baseboards or is there a space between baseboards and first piece. Thanks

    • CribbsStyle
      on Nov 23, 2019

      I did not remove the baseboards, that was actually our starting point. We actually set the first board on top of the baseboard.

  • Shirley Pontius
    on Nov 24, 2019

    1. Why did you go across the grain when cutting? And did you know if you apply painters tape along the area you want to cut it will cut cleaner?
    • CribbsStyle
      on Nov 24, 2019

      The underlayment is different from regular wood. We cut the pieces depended on what we needed because we weren’t trying to show the grain of the wood. The longer walls we cut the wood on the long side of the boards. As for taping, we had so many pieces we needed to cut that it was time consuming just cutting the wood to begin with. Even still the wood isn’t actually that rough after cutting.

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