How We Installed Vertical Planks On Our Bedroom Walls (& The Difference Between Shiplap, Tongue & Groove, & Nickel Gap)

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April 5, 2022

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  1. Sarah says:

    Hi! Not sure if you’re still addressing comments, but we’re about to tackle a similar project. Trying to decide how to approach dealing with casing at windows and doors. Did you run shiplap the whole way and then put casing on top of it? Or did you have shiplap terminate into casing? Your room looks amazing! Hope you’re still enjoying it!

    • Danica says:

      Hi Sarah! We installed the planks first and then installed window & door casing overtop. That made installation easier overall for us!

  2. Starr says:

    Wait Danica not Nadine sorry!

  3. Starr says:

    Hi Nadine- do you have any information on how you mitered the corner edges like the ones in your opening before your door? (Hope that makes sense.) Also amazed that your interior corner pictured is so even it looks like one plank just inverted itself into the corner.

    • Danica says:

      Hi Heather! Gosh, thank you so much! It took some perfectionism to get those corners smooth. 🙂 We didn’t actually miter the outside corners, just dry fit the plank, ran a pencil down the back side of the plank where it overhung, and cut them to be perfectly flush with the edge. If you did want to miter the edges though, running it through a table saw would probably be your best bet.

  4. kelly says:

    Hi Danica! New to your blog, but loving everything I see! I’ve always thought that MDF boards needed to go over sheetrock for walls, assuming the MDF boards were, too thin/easily damaged. Do you find that the walls feel substantial enough and not sort of hollow? So curious to know, as we’re looking to do a similar look for a bathroom remodel.

    • Danica says:

      They’re definitely substantial! Our boards are 3/4" thick and don’t bend/break easily so we haven’t had any issue with that!

  5. emma says:

    Love this so much! Do you know how tall your ceilings are? Thanks!

  6. cyn says:

    Hi! Love everything you do & new to your blog. Wondering if you sell your presets or can share which ones you use? Your photos are beautiful and you have such a good eye for capturing details !

  7. kallie says:

    In the email which contained the link to this blog, you wrote about a window you turned into a door and the steps you made yourself. I’m loving the color you selected for the door. Can I get that from you? It’s rich and lovely.
    Thank you!

    • Danica says:

      Hi Kallie! I lost the original paint swatch, but I believe Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams is nearly identical!

  8. Sarah says:

    Just wondering why someone would choose ship lap or T&G or nickel gap over the other? Is there a benefit of choosing one over the other? Thanks!

    • Danica says:

      For interior applications, the end result often looks the same so in my opinion I don’t see a reason to choose one over the other. Shiplap was historically used for exterior applications and the rabbet joint kept water from getting behind the product. But in today’s most frequent interior uses, it’s just a matter of installation preference.

  9. scaparelli says:

    Would you share your hD paint formula with us, and which brand?It looks lovely!Thanks!

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