(NOT) SHIPLAP: NICKEL GAP TONGUE & GROOVE

DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU.

“I have a new build home [finished in early 2016] with real painted shiplap. My builder primed and spray painted with Latex paint. Within 6 mos. I had knot holes and resin [yellow streaks] bleed. I hired another contractor to prime and paint using oil-based paint. Now 3 – 4 mos. after it was painted with a brush by 2nd contractor knot hole and resin bleed showing up again. Also I have places on the boards that look dull while others look shinier. It was painted with satin both times. What do I need to do? I can’t afford to rip out. This was to be my dream home…farmhouse with real shiplap painted white.”

“We just had true shiplap installed on several walls of our new build. I was so excited about it but when I went to look at them after, the spacing between boards was completely uneven. Some boards were overlapping or right up next to each other with absolutely no spacing and some had gaps of various sizes. It looked very poorly done and had no “flow” to it. I had been looking at “shiplap” and dreaming about it for over a year. I’ve never seen it look like what our builder did.  He refused to change it unless we paid for all labor/materials again. And we ate it out of our budget…So, now I can’t sleep at night and the part of my house I was most excited for, I now want to cry about.”

COMMENTS FROM THE CRAFTSMAN BLOG


About 5 years ago, we started to get more and more requests for “shiplap.”  Since no one at the shop watched much TV, it took us a minute to figure out where the increase in demand was coming from (thanks Chip and Jo!).  Listening to our customers needs in regards to “shiplap”, we realized that traditional shiplap was not going to give them the look they wanted.  

Traditional shiplap doesn’t offer a consistent “nickel gap” spacing between boards, it requires face nails, and worst of all it's made from a low grade knotty pine.  When you paint knotty pine the resinous knots bleed thru the paint and look like water stains on the wall. It's not a look anyone would want. To deliver the look our customers wanted, we created (NOT) Shiplap: Nickel Gap Tongue and Groove. (NOT) Shiplap offers the following benefits over traditional shiplap:

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  • Made from CLEAR (no knots) Southern Yellow Pine to ensure no bleed thru on the paint

  • Fabricated into our custom Tongue and Groove profile that leaves a perfect and consistent Nickel Gap between each board.  The custom profile also eliminates any face nails.

  • Installation flows much faster and the final product provides a clean, modern look.

We’ve helped thousands of people from all over the country get the look they want with (NOT) Shiplap.  We’ve also done quite a bit of education-check out this video Greg made that has over 150,000 views on Youtube!

This product is only available through Water’s Edge Woods- don’t trust your local big box store or lumberyard when they claim to provide the same product.

If you want to get the shiplap look without any of the problems simply:

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GET A QUOTE

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM OR GET A QUOTE TO BEGIN YOUR PROJECT (WE SHIP NATIONWIDE).

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INSTALL

ELIMINATE THE GUESSWORK. WATCH OUR RESOURCE VIDEOS OR CONTACT US REGARDING ANY QUESTIONS WHEN INSTALLING.

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ENJOY

YOU’VE BUILT SOMETHING TO MAKE YOUR CLIENTS OR FAMILY PROUD! ENJOY AND HOLD YOUR HEAD HIGH.

We began our (NOT) Shiplap journey to solve one particular problem, but like most great things our customers found more uses for it.  The Nickel Gap Tongue and Groove profile quickly became our most popular profile in all wood species. Today, we make (NOT) Shiplap in Poplar, White Oak, Cypress, Ambrosia Maple, and Black Walnut in addition to Clear Yellow Pine.   Whether you are doing a wall, ceiling, or exterior rainscreen, the aesthetic you can achieve with this product is perfect. Check out the pictures below and get a custom quote on your favorite!

PRICING

IMAGES REPRESENT THE WOOD TONE AND NOT ALL ARE (NOT) SHIPLAP.

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AMBROSIA MAPLE

QUANTITIES UNDER 300: $7.75/SQFT

QUANTITIES BETWEEN 300-1000: $5.75/SQFT

QUANTITIES OVER 1000: $4.75/SQFT

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POPLAR

QUANTITIES UNDER 300: $4.50/SQFT

QUANTITIES BETWEEN 300-1000: $3.50/SQFT

QUANTITIES OVER 1000: $2.75/SQFT

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BLACK WALNUT

QUANTITIES UNDER 300: $9.95/SQFT

QUANTITIES BETWEEN 300-1000: $7.95/SQFT

QUANTITIES OVER 1000: $7.35/SQFT

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SOUTHERN YELLOW PINE

QUANTITIES UNDER 300: $4.75/SQFT

QUANTITIES BETWEEN 300-1000: $2.99/SQFT

QUANTITIES OVER 1000: $2.75/SQFT

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CYPRESS

QUANTITIES UNDER 300: $4.75/SQFT

QUANTITIES BETWEEN 300-1000: $3.99/SQFT

QUANTITIES OVER 1000: $2.75/SQFT

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WHITE OAK

$7.95/SQFT | QUANTITIES UNDER 300

$5.95/SQFT | QUANTITIES BETWEEN 300-1000

$4.75/SQFT | QUANTITIES OVER 1000

Andrew and his team were wonderful. They are excellent craftsmen, as well as good, honest, hardworking people. From the beginning, they were very knowledgeable about all types of wood and were able to guide our decision-making process. The quality of our walnut and oak for our flooring and walls was excellent, and I love our NOT SHIPLAP: Nickel Gap Wallboard - it gave our home the perfect look of a cozy farmhouse, but with a clean, more formal finish given the smooth texture of the wood. He also introduced us to several local craftsmen who were able to execute our vision and design perfectly. Communication was always prompt, and wood and commissioned items were always delivered quickly. The pricing was very reasonable as well. I loved the way all aspects of our Water's Edge Woods projects turned out, and I cannot recommend them highly enough!

-KRISTEN T.

Watch our Shiplap and Nickel Gap Review video:

 

We go over the difference between traditional Shiplap and Nickel Gap for wood walls. Installation of Shiplap and Nickel Gap is discussed and demonstrated.