Shiplap paneling is often wider than beadboard and hung horizontally across interior walls. The rough-sawn boards tend to range in width and fit together via rabbets, or grooves, that run the length of the boards and overlap to form a tight, weatherproof seal. Shiplap was originally used in barns and other outbuildings, but like beadboard, found its way into the spotlight for its durability in seasonal homes.
Few elements hold a candle to the power of shiplap. Beloved for its rustic charm and natural look. shiplap is a classic no matter whether it’s painted, stained, or natural. Take a look through our pics collection for inspiration on how to introduce this timeless look in your home.