DIY Shiplap Walls

2 Materials
16 Hours
I have watched a lot of Chip & Joanna Gaines lately & decided to shiplap my wall board walls at the cabin.
Easy and relatively cheap to do.
Local lumber yard has the underplyment plywood. It is cost effective easy to use and looks great.
pre-ordered 4x8' sheets cut into 6" strips.
Used laser level. Started bottom up. Used popsicle sticks for spacing.
Brad nailer 1 1/4 long nails.
Use Laser level. Started bottom up.
popsicle sticks for spacing between boards. Brad nailer, 1 1/4 " nails.
Continued around room. Using laser level to ensure even. Brad nailer.
Two coats of glidden egg shell interior latex paint.
Let dry!

Suggested materials:

  • Mahogany underplyment 1/8 " thick   (Windsor plywood)
  • Glidden paint   (paint store)

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  • Jalena Rusaw Jalena Rusaw on Mar 10, 2019

    Love the look. I’m not certain I’m following the cutting directions; “4x8' sheets cut into 6" strips” - to confirm, you’re cutting an 8ft sheet to 6 inch strips?


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  • Wendy Wendy on Sep 26, 2017
    It looks so great!!

    • Wendy Wendy on Sep 27, 2017
      Thanks! It's a pretty easy project just takes time. Way better than the brown wall board beaver damn we had ❤️