Shiplap & Nickel Gap - What's the Difference?
Did you know there's a similar look to shiplap called nickel gap? We investigated and found out the difference between these two trendy wall accents.
When you hear ‘Fixer Upper’ or ‘Joanna Gaines’ the first thought to come to mind is shiplap.
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Shiplap is the rustic home trend that has swept the nation, but did you know there is a similar look called nickel gap? So, what’s the difference between shiplap and nickel gap?
Shiplap consists of overlapping boards that rest on top on one another, joined together with a rabbet joint. This joint is a groove cut into the board, allowing two boards to overlap.
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Whereas, nickel gap boards do not overlap, but are spaced a nickels width apart. When installing nickel gap, the wall is first covered with a black backing. Boards are then placed on top of the backing, leaving a nickel sized gap between each board.
Depending on the style you prefer, shiplap or nickel gap can be an easy way to bring a little extra character into your space!