What is NEW BARNWOOD™ Shiplap?
Shiplap is a term used to describe a type of wooden board that has traditionally been used as walls and ceilings in the construction of sheds, barns, and other rustic type buildings. A traditional shiplap has a groove cut into the top and bottom of each board along the length of the board.
Shiplap profile the boards to fit together forming a solid surface area, and provides a distinctive appearance, with subtle horizontal reveals (often referred to as a nickel-gap) along the long connecting edge of each board.
Comparison of Shiplap vs Square Edge Barnwood
|Ease of Installation||Shiplap is more forgiving allowing for adjustments maintaining level installation of each board.|
|Direct to Stud Installation||Shiplap boards fit together forming a solid surface area on the wall or ceiling.|
|Vertical Installation||Shiplap boards allow for adjustments to maintain level during installation, similar to horizontal installs.|
|Nickel-Gapping||Shiplap can be gapped up to full ¼” while maintaining a solid surface area on the wall or ceiling.|
|Board Length||Shiplap comes in 16’1” length boards allowing for boards to be installed with greater flexibility for on center wall-stud or ceiling-joist increments at longer lengths.|
|Price||Square Edge barnwood is a price savings of $1 per square foot on the average.|
|Utility Flexibility||Square Edge barnwood is finished on the long edges, making it ideal for use in different applications such as window casings, base trim, inside corner, beam wraps and jamb extensions.|
|Cost of Installation||Shiplap is an easier, faster install, can be installed directly over studs eliminating additional cost of backer board.|
|Design Flexibility||Be creative! Only you can decide the profile that works best for the design vision of your finished project.|