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baldona
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re: Shiplap question
Just paint a bunch of gray stripes every 8 inches and it will look like the same lol.

So the guys that are ripping Plywood, there's no jointing in the boards right? Simply a gap straight to the drywall that produces a similar look?
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eng08
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re: Shiplap question
Lumber stores have a spruce tongue and groove shiplap that’s ~6” wide and comes in 16 ft lengths.

The homedepot had it as well in 8 ft lengths but more expensive.

Ripping plywood might be more expensive than using the premade stuff and it will definitely be more work.


fillmoregandt
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re: Shiplap question
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Ripping plywood might be more expensive than using the premade stuff


I can’t imagine that to be the case

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and it will definitely be more work


Planning to get HomeDepot/Lowe’s to rip it in store. Even if paying a few cents per cut, it will save in time and headache later.


Golfer
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re: Shiplap question
Yeah...I mean we used actual 1x8" rabbet grooved siding. But ours isn't covering up sheetrock.






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marinebioman
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re: Shiplap question
We did an accent wall in our master bedroom and it came out great. We got Lowe's to do the plywood ripping...the guy wasn't thrilled about it bc i made him work a little harder for his paycheck that day.


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baldona
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re: Shiplap question
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Planning to get HomeDepot/Lowe’s to rip it in store.


Dude, seriously listen to people in this thread. Home Depot/ Lowe's are not the best places to buy lumber. Find a local actual Lumber store. They have more stuff, and can special order even more for you. Plus those guys KNOW what they are talking about.

PLUS, they deliver often times for free or cheap. My lumber store delivers for free for anything over $100 orders.

If you need longer then 8 ft boards, Lumber stores will often times have longer material also.

I would highly recommend going to one before buying what you think you need from Lowe's/ Home Depot. You will likely be pleasantly surprised.


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Golfer
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re: Shiplap question
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I can’t imagine that to be the case


My true 1" x 8" grooved siding was about $1/linear foot from Holmes or State Lumber (can't remember who supplied it for me).

Your 4x8 sheet of 1/4" premium plywood is going to be in that price point.
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baldona
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re: Shiplap question
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My true 1" x 8" grooved siding was about $1/linear foot from Holmes or State Lumber (can't remember who supplied it for me).

Your 4x8 sheet of 1/4" premium plywood is going to be in that price point.


1/4 ply is pretty cheap, like $20/ sheet. You can get 6 boards of 8 inches wide off a 4x8. So you are looking at something like 42 cents a foot.

Still, personally I'd buy what was made for the job as you said Golfer. Its not going to cost that much more for a couple of small rooms even at double the price per linear ft and will absolutely look well worth the cost.


ducksnbass
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re: Shiplap question
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You can get 6 boards of 8 inches wide off a 4x8


No you can't. You have to allow for the kerf of the blade on each cut. Usually 1/8". If you don't, your last one will be narrower than the rest.


baldona
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No you can't. You have to allow for the kerf of the blade on each cut. Usually 1/8". If you don't, your last one will be narrower than the rest.


Ok touche. Still getting 5 boards is 55 cents a linear ft price. Going to be almost impossible to beat that buying boards and not cutting them yourself.

None the less, for a DIYer that's not very experienced like the OP because he's asking questions and going to have Lowe's cut them for him, I would always recommend buying the higher quality product. Higher quality building materials will give you more room for error and a higher ceiling as far as the cosmetic finished product. The 1/4 plywood will likely look very good if done well. But the question to the OP is can he absolutely do it well.
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ItNeverRains
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re: Shiplap question
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So the guys that are ripping Plywood, there's no jointing in the boards right? Simply a gap straight to the drywall that produces a similar look?



I used MDF but yes same rules apply.


SouthernInsanity
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re: Shiplap question
When all y'all get done at the Victoria Secret arguing over panty prices.... can one of you ladies post some pics of these project walls?


The Dude Abides
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re: Shiplap question
I redoing the guest bath with "shiplap" walls, still haven't finished but I used mdf underlayment, to me it's easier to work with and looks better. Cut it into 8 inch strips.

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White Bear
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re: Shiplap question
You'll need to see daylight here and there through the gaps to make it realistic. Also, hang old newspaper on the inside walls for insulation.

I wouldn't get crazy with attaching the boards to existing wall so it's easily removed once this fad passes.


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bleger
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re: Shiplap question
I'm building an outdoor kitchen/man cave, and was going to do the same thing with the faux shiplap. Ended up going to Doug ashy and bought 1x8 nickle gap shiplap. A ton less work, not much more money, and it's already primed. Went up super easy and did it myself. Comes in 16' boards so less seams as well depending on the size of your room.


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caddysdad
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re: Shiplap question
That's not shiplap. Shiplap laps over and under the adjacent boards. If you do it yourself make sure you have the right saw blade to minimize splintering on the edge. Also, paint the wall behind the boards black.
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Cracker
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re: Shiplap question
1/4 in will look cheep


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GatorReb
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I did some faux shiplap a few years ago at my old house in the guest bath. I used too thin of a material and HD ripped my boards pretty shitily. Overall the project looked like shite to me but my liked it and so did everyone else. And when we sold the first thing our buyers told us at closing was how much she loved the shiplap bathroom.

Now im going to do it running up from my fireplace behind my tv in my living room. My plan was to buy the predone stuff at HD. Now i may have to check out an actual lumber yard after seeing some of the comments on here.


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DovaVol
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re: Shiplap question
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fillmoregandt


Where are you located at? I ask b/c I'm in Madison, MS and we sell shiplap/nickel gap and can get you a much better deal than Home Depot/Lowes/84.

Also...
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Planning to get HomeDepot/Lowe’s to rip it in store. Even if paying a few cents per cut, it will save in time and headache later.

I'm not sure you want the high school kid working their summer job trying to do this for you.


Golfer
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re: Shiplap question
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When all y'all get done at the Victoria Secret arguing over panty prices.... can one of you ladies post some pics of these project walls?




Here ya go, Sally...sorry about the mess on the island.



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