Due to the popularity of HGTV’s Fixer Upper there’s a good chance you’ve heard of a little thing called shiplap. Shiplap is wood paneling made of boards with notch and rabbet joints allowing boards to fit flush and tight against one another. Spacers are often used on the show to create a gap between boards. Centennial Woods makes shiplap boards with a nickel gap option that has a built-in gap of ⅛ inch.
Shiplap looks great just about anywhere, especially in urban farmhouse designs. Commonly painted white by Joanna Gaines, we prefer shiplap to make a statement with the naturally aged patina of reclaimed Wyoming snow fence wood. Here are a few ideas of how to use shiplap in your next home or design project.