Its Friday, and I’m so happy the weekend is here!
In case you missed my week 3 update for the One Room Challenge, check it out here. As I mentioned, I started and finished my Shiplap wall!
Today I’ll share the full tutorial for a Faux Shiplap Wall. Starting with my plans:
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To replicate this look you’ll need the following:
- Under-layment Plywood (1/4” thick x 4-ft x 8-ft), I bought these from Lowe’s about $25 each
- Window or Door Casing 2 1/2” wide, I needed 2 pieces for my room.
- Nail Gun
- Air Compressor, I use this one.
- 1 1/4” nails
- Sanding Blocks
I decided to make a faux shiplap wall rather than a real one because the cost would have been so much more. Plus, I didn’t want the paneling to be super thick on this wall. I like the idea of only having a 1/4″ thick panel instead of a 1/2″-3/4″.
As you can see by my sketch, I only wanted the Shiplap to go up a little over half the wall. I ended up buying 2 large under-layment panels at Lowe’s (about $20 each) and had them rip them into 6″ wide strips. The panels started as 6’x8′ and I was able to get 8 pieces per panel.
Moving along, I added the 2nd row. When it came to the 3rd I had the window to deal with. I decided to make it as easy as possible and cut the piece to the edge of the window seal leaving a small open space. I figured it would be easier to cut a small strip rather than doing a detailed cut in 1 long piece. Plus, once I spackle & sanded you wouldn’t even notice a seam was there.
I added a piece of moulding to finish both sides off.
Now the after pictures! I’m in love with the wall. It makes the room feel so much bigger.
Make sure to follow along on my One Room Challenge for the entire office reveal. Only 3 more weeks left.
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