ShipLap

The laid-back style of weathered shiplap planks.

The historical style of aged shiplap from seafaring vessels without the high cost and environmental hazards of using reclaimed wood. Use it to bring a light and airy beauty to walls, ceilings, wainscoting, accent walls, fireplace surrounds, backsplashes and more.

 

Our prefinished ShipLap Collection is rough-hewn planking with a characteristic 1/8 in nickel-gap between the boards which faithfully recreates the look and feel of authentic shiplap.


Our Smooth ShipLap Collection offers either a smooth primed Pine ShipLap with a traditional 1/8 in gap or reversible primed MDF that can either be installed with a nickel gap or a v-groove profile.

Prefinished ShipLap Colors

Smooth ShipLap Colors

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FAQs

What makes the Great American Spaces ShipLap Collection better than our competitors?

  • Both the prefinished and the Smooth Pine ShipLap are made from a high grade of Ponderosa Pine, so it is 100% real wood, bringing the outdoors in with warmth, texture and character.
  • Smooth Pine ShipLap is Ponderosa Pine # 3 grade, which allows some of the “imperfections” or the rustic characteristics on the board that is desired by end-users today to show through. It is primed and can be painted or left with just the prime coat.
  • The Smooth MDF ShipLap is made from high quality medium density fiberboard and is precision milled so that it can be a reversible product. It is double sanded and has two coats of primer. Smooth MDF ShipLap can be installed with either the classic nickel gap or v-groove facing outward.
  • Whether using the prefinished or primed ShipLap products, our finishes are eco-friendly using a safe, water-based finish and require low-to-no maintenance.
  • It is proudly made in the USA in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Can ShipLap be installed on ceilings?


Yes, our ShipLap can be installed on walls, ceilings and so much more. Follow installation instructions found in the Installation Guide tab above.

Can ShipLap be installed on fireplace walls?


Always follow local codes. As long as the immediate surrounding of the fireplace opening is non-flammable, our ShipLap can be installed around it.

Is ShipLap raw pine or is it prefinished?


Our prefinished ShipLap Collection is finished in 5 color options. There is no need to hire a contractor to paint/stain. Simply install the product according to the installation instructions found in the Installation Guide tab above and your project is complete.

The Smooth Pine and Smooth MDF are primed.

Can ShipLap be installed directly to the studs and skip the drywall step?


Yes, with our shiplap edge, the surface behind the planks will not peek through, however certain municipalities still require drywall in order to meet local building codes.

Can ShipLap be installed directly over my drywall?


Yes, but our ShipLap is 5/8 in thick, so you need to take into consideration your interior window and door trim so as not to lose the shadow line if it has thin reveal. Installation instructions can be found in the Installation Guide tab above, with nailing directly into studs as the recommended installation.

Does Great American Spaces offer a product warranty on ShipLap?


No, our products should never be exposed to the weather, so there is no need for a warranty.

Does ShipLap require maintenance when used inside?


Our ShipLap is a low-to-no-maintenance product when used inside. As with all wood products, you will experience slight color change over time. The Smooth Pine planks may experience knot bleed or yellowing over time. This is not a defect and is a natural process as wood ages.

Can ShipLap be used as siding or in other areas that are exposed to the weather?


No, our ShipLap is not recommended for exterior siding or areas exposed to the weather.

Where can ShipLap be used?


Our ShipLap can be used on dry porch ceilings, interior walls and ceilings, wainscoting, fireplace surrounds, accent walls, bar wraps and more. It’s not intended for use on floors, exposed outdoor surfaces or in areas with high humidity or contact with water.

Is matching trim available?


Matching trim is available for our prefinished ShipLap Collection. The trim comes in the following sizes: 1 in x 4 in x 8 ft (While Supplies Last) 1 in x 4 in x 12 ft and 1 in x 8 in x 16 ft. The actual thickness is 11/16 in.

There is no matching trim for the Smooth ShipLap products at this time.

Is a touch up kit available?


We offer a touch up kit for the prefinished ShipLap Collection in all 5 colors. It includes a touch up stain for end cuts and rip cuts ONLY, as well as a colored pencil for touching up the face of the product. The touch up stain is NOT intended for the face of the product. Always do a color test in an inconspicuous area to make sure the match is acceptable before proceeding.

Because they are primed and not prefinished, there is no touch up kit for the Smooth ShipLap products.

Can ShipLap be installed both vertically and horizontally?


Yes, our ShipLap can be installed both vertically and horizontally, according to your preference.

What is the best way to clean ShipLap?


Vacuuming with a soft brush attachment will do the most thorough job, although dusting with a soft cloth is also an option.

Specifications

Style Prefinished ShipLap
Plank Size* 1 x 6 in
Plank Length 12 ft
Type Solid pine shiplap
Edge Profile Shiplap (with 1/8 in self-spacing nickel-gap)
Coverage 4.94 sq ft per board
Matching Trim 1 in x 4 in x 12 ft
1 in x 8 in x 16 ft
1 in x 4 in x 8 ft (while supplies last)
Palettes/Colors
(Touch up kits available)
  • Charcoal
  • Cloud
  • Gray Sky
  • Sand Dune
  • Woodland Brown
Style Smooth Pine ShipLap
Plank Size* 1 x 6 in
Plank Length 12 ft
Type Solid pine, primed
Edge Profile Shiplap (with 1/8 in self-spacing nickel-gap)
Coverage 4.94 sq ft per board
Palettes/Colors
  • Primed white
Style Smooth MDF ShipLap
Plank Size* 1 x 6 in
1 x 8 in
Plank Length 16 ft
Type MDF, primed
Edge Profile Reversible Shiplap with 1/8 in nickel-gap or v-groove
Coverage 6″ sq ft coverage = 7.01 per board
8″ sq ft coverage = 9.69 per board
Palettes/Colors
  • Primed white

*All dimensions are nominal.

Installation Guide

All our products are designed for fast, easy installation by both professional and DIY installers. Compared to similar reclaimed or unfinished wood planking, Great American Spaces products install in about one-third the time and half the cost.

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square footage to cover + 10% for waste/trim ÷ coverage per board

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