What is Shiplap
Shiplap is simply the name given to one the many ‘profiles’ used when milling Southern Yellow Pine. Tongue and groove is a more familiar profile for flooring, whereas Shiplap, V-Groove and Gap’ siding are the most popular profiles for the wall. Bayou Rustic offers our customers Clear Grade and Knotty Grade of our Southern Pine including Shiplap, Car or Gap Siding. Gap Siding being the most popular version and seen all over home improvement networks.
Shiplap, Car-siding and Nickel Gap Siding
Car-siding, also known as a V-groove has become Bayou Rustic’s top seller, not a bad ceiling either. V Groove performs well inside because of how easy it is to clean compared to a true shiplap. Shiplap (laps over). Cars-siding named for the railroad cars they once lined fit with v joint profile. Gap siding, nickel or penny connects with a profile providing the illusion of gap, which experienced DIYs create using S4S. S4S, or smooth all four sides, refers to a board planed ‘smooth’, i.e., without a profile.
Painting Interior Pine Siding
Knots are hard to cover sometimes and painting over knots means painting over sapwood with our Longleaf Pine. It requires more work and normally darker colors. On the other hand, Clear Pine is easier to paint but costs more than Knotty Pine. For example, a clear board may cost 50% more than one with knots, but painting it requires less work and cheaper paint than knotty. Based on our experience, stain knotty pine and paint the clear pine shiplap.
Nickel Gap Siding Common