Beautiful Things - Nov/Dec 2018:
Hey, everyone! I really appreciate you all stopping by to read Beautiful Things. We have a fun project that is easy to do and will give you a conversation piece for your home.
My most recent project was a “She-Shed” for Habitat for Humanity Bay Waveland. One thing I thought would make the She-Shed look super cute was to line the walls with shiplap.
You may have heard the word “shiplap” on various TV shows but may not be very familiar with what it is.
So, by definition, shiplap is a type of wooden board used commonly as exterior siding in the construction of residences, barns, sheds, and outbuildings.
- 4 x 8 sheets of luan board (the number of sheets will depend on the size of the project)
- Table saw
- Nail gun and nails. (You can use either 16 or 18 gauge)
- 2 nickels to use as spacers
- Paint, paint brush/roller
- Carpenter’s pencil
- Eye protection (goggles or glasses)
- Work gloves
- *Helpful, but not necessary, is a stud finder
I typically start on the bottom and work my way up. However, with this project I started placing my boards from top to bottom.
I used a white paint to compliment the dark wooden framed windows. You can use any color you please to match the décor of the room.