Wallboarding, Explained.

Wallboardin Shiplap Barnwood Reclaimed Wood

So, you want a wood accent wall in your house, but you have no idea where to start. And with so many options, how do you decide? We’ve broken down our expansive wallboarding collection into some sub-categories to make it easier for you to start planning your dreams.

Nickel Gap Shiplap Swatch“The Shiplap-Look”

Shiplap has become the newest interior design trend thanks in part to Joanna Gaines from the HGTV show Fixer Upper. Here at Stonewood, our Unfinished Pine and Primed Nickel Gap are some of our best sellers now to help you accomplish that look. However, we also carry Primed Cottage Paneling, a tongue + groove option with a micro bevel for a tighter gap and our NEW 1×8″ Gapped Primed Poplar for that clean, elegant shiplap look without the cottage casual look of knots and character.

What's the difference?

We realize there are so many types of shiplap, and "shiplap-type" options available, we wanted to take some of the guesswork out of comparing our products to each other. In the table below, you'll be able to compare our 4 best selling types of wallboarding for "the shiplap look", including size, finish, profile and more.
Pine Shiplap Boards Cottage Paneling Nickel Gap Shiplap Gapped Poplar
 Why Buy?  Entry level to get you started - Can be finished now or finished later Need "The Look" for a Cottage or Castle? Pine Character will show through, keeping it "Cottage Casual". Defect according to your style. "Nickel Gap Cottage Casual" in easy-to-install gapped shiplap. Pine Character will show through and the pine price is nice! Defect according to your style.  The "Ultimate" when you are looking for the clean, smooth look. No knot bleed - elegant and sophisticated.
 Finish  Unfinished  Primed White
Ready for your Top Coat
 Primed White
Ready for your Top Coat
 Primed White
Ready for your Top Coat
 Profile  Shiplap  Tongue + Groove  Shiplap  Tongue + Groove
 Size 7/8" Thick
5" - 10 7/8" Face
3/4" Thick
4-1/8" Face
3/4" Thick
5" Face Including Gap
3/4" Thick
7" Face Including Gap
 Gap  No, but gappable on site  No, T+G with Micro Bevel Approximately 1/4"  Approximately 1/4"
 Reversible  Yes
Smooth 1 Side, Rough 1 Side
 No No  No
 Usable Outdoors  Yes
Stained, Painted or Natural
 No No  No
 Character  Knotty Pine Character  Occasional Knots Occasional Knots  No

Barn Grey Barnwood Collection SwatchBarnwood Collection

Our Barnwood Collection is also a great shiplap option made from new lumber to look like reclaimed barnwood. Available in 3 colors, Prairie Brown, Barn Gray and Wagon Red, these boards are environmentally friendly with water-based coatings. As easy to use as new lumber!

Red Reclaimed Barnboard SwatchReclaimed Woods

We carry a large selection of real reclaimed wood too, including Barnboard in White, Red and Natural – all sourced from old barns, naturally weathered and textured by the elements. No two pieces alike!

Our other reclaimed offerings include Mushroom Wood, Chestnut and Oak. Looking for something else? We can help you find it.

Lighthouse Prefinished Flooring or Wallboarding SwatchFlooring as Wallboarding?!

We also have several prefinished flooring options that make for great wood wall accents. Lighthouse, from our Sawyer Mason Collection was recently installed as wallboarding in this nautically decorated home. And we’ve sold Auburndale, from our Northern Hardwood Collection as a commercial wood wall accent to one our favorite local restaurants.

No matter what kind of wallboarding you desire for your home, Stonewood Products has, or can help you find, what you’re looking for. Make sure to check out our entire collection of wallboarding options here.