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.