Shiplap stagger

Old 05-06-15, 11:02 AM
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Shiplap stagger

Hello, I am installing horizontal shiplap on an interior wall. The wall is 18 ft. Shoulld I use 12 ft or 16 ft boards ? How do I stagger ?


Old 05-06-15, 02:20 PM
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Welcome to the forums! You can use any combination you want as long as your stagger isn't in a detectable pattern (random). Make sure the lumber lands on a stud. If all you have is long lumber, start one run from the right and the next one from the left to keep from bunching your seams on one side.
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I personally like patterns. I would make the first course 12' + 6'. Then the second course would be 6' + 12'. Then repeat. The joints would be in a line in every other course. The studs would need to be in the right locations for this to work. Just my 2 cents. This would require 12' stock.
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I also prefer the random stagger because when the joints line up - it draws your eye to it

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