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What is Shiplap?


When starting the demo on an old house, you might uncover a wall of beautiful wood under your lath and plaster. The first time I uncovered this wood was in our 1904 house remodel, I was amazed at the beauty of this wood.  I didn’t know what it was, but began to research it.

The wood you are seeing is called “shiplap”.  Before the modern days of drywall, it was cheaper to line the walls horizontally with pine boards.  These boards are usually rough-sawn