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

Comparison

SHIPLAP

SQUARE EDGE

Advantage

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 FlexibilityBe creative! Only you can decide the profile that works best for the design vision of your finished project.