Posted by Alicia Sell
If you have ever watched Fixer Upper with Chip & Joanna Gaines, you know what shiplap is. If you haven’t watched their show, you should – they’re a lot of fun. To summarize -shiplap is wooden boards that are stacked horizontally on a wall. Old homes (especially in the south) were built with old pine boards as a cheap and easy home construction tool. A lot of older homes have shiplap hidden behind the plaster walls. Nowadays, people are taking off the plaster to expose the shiplap or, in newer homes, install shiplap as a decorative finish. It is a great way to add some texture and visual interest to walls that are otherwise pretty plain.