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Shiplap & Nickel Gap

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From fancy farmhouse to cottage cuteIf you crave the rustic look with a modern twist, consider shiplap or nickel gap with either a smooth or rough-sawn finish.

ShipLap vs. Nickel Gap

What's the difference? Both types of wood have a rustic modern look with small gaps between the boards, but one has a more finished look (nickel gap) and the other is a bit more rustic (shiplap).

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Shiplap Features

  • White pine

  • Sizes: 6" and 8"

  • 8' lengths

  • End-matched

  • Rough sawn finish

Nickel Gap Features

  • White pine

  • Sizes: 1x6, 1x8, and 1x12

  • Square end-matched

  • Smooth finish

  • Tongue and groove

  • 2'-12' lengths

Shiplap Colors

Ship Roughsawn White
White Wash
Stone grey
Stone Grey
Warm walnut
Warm Walnut

Shiplap Specifications

Size Pine Rough Sawn Pre-Finished Pre-Stained Coverage
6" X X X X 5 ¼"
8" X X X X 7 ¼"

Nickel Gap Colors

Natural 209
Golden oak
Golden Oak 210B
Provincial 211
Red oak
Red Oak 215
Puritan pine
Puritan Pine 218
Ip switch Pine
Ipswich Pine 221
Sedona red
Sedona Red 222
Colonial Maple
Colonial Maple 223
Special walnut
Special Walnut 224
Red Mahogany
Red Mahogany 225
Early American
Early American 230
Gunstock 231
Red Chestnut
Red Chestnut 232
English Chestnut
English Chestnut 233
Cherry 235
Fruitwood 241
Golden Pecan
Golden Pecan 245
Pickled oak
Pickled Oak 260
Driftwood 2126
Dark Walnut
Dark Walnut 2716
Ebony 2718
Jacobean 2750
Weathered Oak
Weathered Oak 270
Classic gray
Classic Gray 271
Honey 272
Espresso 273

Nickel Gap Specifications

Size Pine Smooth Tongue & Groove Pre-Finished Pre-Stained Coverage
1 x 6 X X X X X 5 ⅛"
1 x 8 X X X X X 6 ¾"
1 x 12 X X X X X 10 ¾"
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Either Square Footage or Linear Footage must be specified.
Either Square Footage or Linear Footage must be specified.

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How to measure your home for SHIPLAP Paneling

The easiest way to measure your walls for our paneling is using the square foot method. To figure the square footage that a wall covers, you simply measure the length of the wall and multiply that by the height of the wall. Each wall should be measured and calculated individually deducting the window and door openings for an exact square footage figure.

Standard Wall Measurements Diagram

Standard Wall

In the example above there is an overall wall length of 20’ and a wall height of 8’, there is also a standard door that is 3’ wide x 7’ tall and a window that is 5’ wide by 4’ tall. To figure the overall square footage, multiply the length of the wall by the height of the wall (20 x 8 = 160 sq. ft.). The next step is to deduct the window and door openings out of the overall wall square footage (3 x 7 = 21 sq. ft. for the door plus 5 x 4 = 20 sq. ft. for the window for a total of 41 sq. ft. of deductions). You would then subtract the window and door sq. ft. total from the overall wall sq. ft. to get the final square footage amount (160 sq. ft. for the wall minus 41 sq. ft. for the window & door openings = 119 sq. ft.) There is a total of 119 sq. ft. of paneling needed to cover this wall.

Gabled Wall Measurements Diagram

Gabled Wall

Figuring the square footage on a gabled wall is a bit more difficult but the same principles apply. Multiply the length of the wall by the wall height to get the overall sq. ft. and subtract the window openings (24 x 10 = 240 sq. ft. minus the 40 sq. ft. windows = 200 sq. ft.). The peak is the tricky part, multiply half of the overall wall length (12’) by the vertical distance from the wall height to the peak (8’) to get the gable end’s square footage (12 x 8 = 96 sq. ft.). Then add 20% on the gable to cover the waste of all those angle cuts (96 x 20% = 115 sq. ft.). Finally, add the wall sq. ft. and the gable sq. ft. together to get the final square footage amount (200 + 115 = 315 sq. ft.). There is a total of 315 sq. ft. of paneling needed to cover this gabled wall.


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