✖️tape measure – pencil – ladder
✖️safety glasses, ear muffs and gloves
✖️ nails – 40mm /50mm ( you can really use what ever you have just make sure they’re long enough to hold the board into the studs – board is 12mm ) – I used nils I had around the house
✖️pine lining board from @bunnings $6 each for 2.4m lengths ( detail of the product below)
✖️paint – I use @taubmans and my wall colour is thin ice
Total cost $192 – I purchased 32 boards and I already had off cuts from the guest bedroom Shiplap wall
My wall is 7ms long and the distance down to the panelling ( we installed easy panels ages ago) is 2.1ms – we have 3m ceilings.
All the Shiplap walls I have done are super easy, straight a forward DIY and now I have the right tools it’s such a fast process!
The timber I use is a pine lining board which clips into each other and then I nail that into the studs. I nail into the studs so if I change my mind there is minimal damage to my walls ( I don’t glue!)
I have used this product on my ikea furniture hacks, kitchen and guest bedroom walls and my Shiplap hood in the kitchen.
I purchase them from Bunnings, make sure they’re straight when purchasing because bowed lengths can be a nightmare to pull in on the wall! ( sometimes that’s all there is available 🤣)
You can use other products such as easy panels and primed panels that come in sheets, I don’t use them because of the texture. They don’t have real knots running through them, I like that look and I like to keep my house all the same. ( I speak about this on my story highlights on my Instagram)
You can purchase in different lengths 2.4, 4.8 and so on. I get 2.4m to fit my car 😂
I also used off cuts from my other projects on this wall, the look I go for is rough and textured! I’m all about trying to recreate a original farmhouse that’s been around for 100s of years, I don’t want or like ‘ prefect’.
Start installing on the wall! I usually start from the top, go across the whole top and work down, clip the board in as you go and nail off into the studs.
I did this wall a little different ( I talk about this on my story highlight) I started section by section due to having lengths ready to go, pre cut lengths because I was waiting on my tools which were a day late! 😊 I don’t recommend to do it this way , it just makes the end a little harder. ( I was also under time pressure to get this completed)
I nail into the studs and run the line down the wall but also nail into ever end even if it’s just into the plaster ( I like the look of it , makes the finish nicer )
To find your studs:-
To find your studs I recommend the ozito stud detector! This saved my knuckles 😂 ( the old knock on the wall)
Available at bunnings $39.99
Cut your lengths to fit and also trim down lengths for small areas.
Available at bunnings $179 Ozito Power X Change 18v 210mm Compound Mitre Saw
This is my new best friend! 🙌 yes, cordless! This saw is absolutely amazing what it can do, it folds up and you can carry with a handle!
It doesn’t pull out so the depth of the board it just miss cutting all the way but you just flip it around and cut again! If you’re new to DIY I highly recommend this mitre saw, it’s bloody amazing!!!
Ozito Power X Change 18V 165mm Circular Saw $79
Cordless circular saw is amazing to use as well, you can’t go wrong with cordless! I used this to trim down pieces to fit over the door and near the bottom ( the Shiplap meets the panelling ). I needed 100mm and 25mm in depth and this worked prefect using the guide!
Finish and paint! I haven’t had any issues with bleeding from the knots in the timber, I don’t know why but it’s been fine! I’m not sure if the timber is pre coated in something? I use taubmans paint and I don’t prime , I do a white wash and that’s it! I did my first Shiplap wall back in May and I have had no issues with it 😊
I still need to blend this wall, I run out of paint so I water down what I had left. The top is lighter then the bottom! 😂 I didn’t have time to go to the shops for more.