How to Make a $50 Shiplap Plywood Accent Wall For Your Bedroom

by Chas
3 Materials
4 Hours

Today, we are pumped to share how to make a plywood accent wall for just $50. We created this awesome shiplap wall look without the cost of actual shiplap or even the old house to go with it! Let's get started.

Cutting plywood into strips

1. Cut plywood into strips

We started off by ripping down .5” plywood sheets into 6” strips! This can be done at Lowe’s, Home Depot, or even on a small table saw at home.

Stacking the plywood strips

Once we cut the plywood pieces we stacked them up just to make sure they were the same size.

Installing the shiplap accent wall

2. Installing the shiplap

Next, we started to install them on the desired accent wall. Always helps to have a friend help you with the layout.

We started with the top of the wall and worked down in order to hide any imperfections at the baseboards where they won’t be seen.

How to create a shiplap accent wall

We alternated the length of the panels in order to give a well balanced look on the wall.

Cut hole in the shiplap for a light switch

3. Cut holes for outlets

We had to cut out holes for light switches and outlets. This took a little measuring, however, it was not very hard at all.

DIY white painted accent wall

4. Paint the accent wall white

Lastly, once the wall was complete we painted it white to achieve that old shiplap/farmhouse look.

How to make a shiplap plywood accent wall

That's how we made a shiplap plywood accent wall quickly, easily, and cheaply. We hope you love it! Let us know your feedback or questions in the comments below.

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  • Cindy Rubin Cindy Rubin on Sep 08, 2019

    Want to try this on our ugly, falling-apart, popcorn garage ceiling. What do you think?

  • AL Ponderer AL Ponderer on Sep 12, 2019

    Looks like you may have left some "spacing" between the boards, both vertically and horizontally. Did you use some sort of spacers to keep it uniform? Did you use a different paint color in the spaces?

  • Cheryl Cheryl on Sep 14, 2019

    Do you think I could hear up old pallets for this

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