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DIY shiplapwall using the back of bead board.


Jjeffers
Jjeffers
Jjeffers
Jjeffers

My DIY shiplap wall was done out of pure desperation to add this to my home. I knew I did not have much money and basic skills but knew what I needed in order for this wall to come out looking great. I walked around Lowes for over an hour looking at different wood products. Then I came across a package of bead board panels. I took one of the panels out and realize that the back of the surface was smooth and also that the pieces were tongue & groove. I did this entire wall for less than $25! It was an extremely difficult project and probably would again because it looks that great. I had to Hand nail every board because I did not have a nail gun but knew This is the way they did it in the olden days, so maybe I could embraced history and it could be done. I felt that this was a very creative and inexpensive way to add a touch of character to my home.

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      • BEAD BOARD, NAILS, HAMMER, PAINT, JIG SAW, WOOD FILLER, & QUARTER ROUND MOLDING!

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  • This looks wonderful! The high ceilings + shiplap create a beautiful look together. Great work and great patience in nailing each one. It adds and element of authenticity since that's the way they did it back in the day! Very nice turn out.
    By RYOBI Nation, on August 31, 2016
    • Question, do our submitted projects get automatically included in the monthly contest? That tool package would be extremely handy to have!!!!
      By Jjeffers, on September 8, 2016

  • HI, Jenni! Any project loaded to RYOBI Nation is eligible for the monthly win. If you'd like to enter this project for the September challenge, you can resubmit it! We take vote tallies into top consideration when awarding the prizes.
    By RYOBI Nation, on September 8, 2016

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DIY shiplapwall using the back of bead board.

by Jjeffers
Aug 29, 2016

My DIY shiplap wall was done out of pure desperation to add this to my home. I knew I did not have much money and basic skills but knew what I needed in order for this wall to come out looking great. I walked around Lowes for over an hour looking at different wood products. Then I came across a package of bead board panels. I took one of the panels out and realize that the back of the surface was smooth and also that the pieces were tongue & groove. I did this entire wall for less than $25! It was an extremely difficult project and probably would again because it looks that great. I had to Hand nail every board because I did not have a nail gun but knew This is the way they did it in the olden days, so maybe I could embraced history and it could be done. I felt that this was a very creative and inexpensive way to add a touch of character to my home.