Photo by Douglas Sheppard
Thanks to HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” starring Waco, Texas, husband and wife Chip and Joanna Gaines, people from coast to coast are swooning over shiplap. This horizontal pattern of interlocking wooden boards was traditionally used to build sheds and barns, but Joanna’s shiplap is creating a buzz because she brings it indoors. Incorporating it into many of her designs, Joanna’s shiplap accents kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms, as well as foyers, hallways and stairwells — even ceilings. A sturdy framing material that originated out on the prairie to withstand harsh climate conditions, shiplap is now used to add texture, interest and warmth in homes ranging from Craftsman to Modern style.
Joanna’s shiplap is typically found under wallpaper or drywall. But most remodelers aren’t lucky enough to discover shiplap when tearing down walls, so contractors, designers and DIY remodelers turn to Baird Brothers to help replicate the look of Joanna’s shiplap.
Baird Brothers premium American-made hardwood poplar shiplap is in stock, and is perfect for an under-the-chair-rail or floor-to-ceiling application. While not found hidden behind century-old walls, Baird Brothers shiplap is indeed a treasure. You can see the craftsmanship, natural beauty and texture in each hand-worked board. Depending on the look you’re trying to achieve, we can pre-finish your shiplap with a clear finish or you can choose one of Baird Brothers seven stain colors.
If you’re inspired to incorporate the look of Joanna’s shiplap into your own home, it’s never been easier. Baird Brothers shiplap can be ordered in a variety of species and lengths and shipped right to your doorstep. Visit bairdbrothers.com or contact one of our experts at 1-800-732-1697.