Shiplap – Learn More about One of the Hottest Décor Trends in Texas

Posted by Kent Redding on Monday, October 24th, 2016 at 4:19pm

If you love watching HGTV’s Fixer Upper you will be familiar with shiplap, it’s one of the top design choices of Joanna Gaines because it gives any interior wall a clean look while giving you plenty of decorating options because you can use shiplap to give your Austin home the look you’ve always wanted without having to spend a ton of money redecorating.

Why Shiplap?

Unlike other interior design trends, shiplap is very easy to install since all you have to do is start at the bottom and you keep screwing in new boards all the way to the top of the wall.

What’s cool about shiplap is that it can be painted a variety of colors and can make even the smallest of rooms look bigger, inviting, and shiplap can really help a home to stand out since it’s a unique décor feature that most homeowners are still catching on to thanks to the success of Fixer Upper.

About Shiplap

Shiplap is a type of wooden board used commonly as exterior siding in the construction of residences, barns, sheds, and outbuildings. It is either rough-sawn 1" or milled 3/4"pine or similarly inexpensive wood between 3" and 10" wide with a 3/8" - 1/2" rabbet on opposite sides of each end.[1] The rabbet allows the boards to overlap in this area. The profile of each board partially overlaps that of the board next to it creating a channel that gives shadow line effects, provides excellent weather protection and allows for dimensional movement.

Useful for its strength as a supporting member, and its ability to form a relatively tight seal when lapped, shiplap is usually used as a type of siding for buildings that do not require extensive maintenance and must withstand cold and aggressive climates. Rough-sawn shiplap is attached vertically in post and beam construction, usually with 6d-8d common nails, while milled versions, providing a tighter seal, are more commonly placed horizontally, more suited to two-by-four frame construction.

Small doors and shutters such as those found in barns and sheds are often constructed of shiplap cut directly from the walls, with only thin members framing or crossing the back for support. Shiplap is also used indoors for the rough or rustic look that it creates when used as paneling or a covering for a wall or ceiling. Shiplap is often used to describe any rabbeted siding material that overlaps in a similar fashion.

Where to Buy Shiplap?

If you’re thinking about using shiplap in a room, or a wall in your home, you can buy it just about anywhere in the Austin Texas area including locations including This Old Wood, located at 9430 Circle Drive. Many stores also sell reclaimed wood so it’s possible for you to add to the originality of your home by using shiplap from another home or building in Texas.

Sell Your Austin Home

To get started with selling your home, or to learn more about homes for sale in Austin Texas area, or to view homes for sale, contact the Kent Redding Group today by calling us at (512) 306-1001 or click here to connect with us online. 

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