Since posting our Shiplap Update from Mouse House last week, I’ve had several readers contact me about where to buy shiplap. So I thought I’d spill the beans today for the rest of you 🙂
For some crazy reason I have yet to figure out, my local big box stores (Home Depot, Lowes & Menards) do NOT carry shiplap. At least, not the real shiplap with the square rabbeted edges like I wanted. They had plain ol’ pine boards and tongue and groove boards also – but that was not the look I was going for. They would certainly work for some projects, but personally I don’t care for the v-groove look and was after the REAL DEAL.
Where to buy Shiplap:
We purchased the shiplap you see above from our local lumber yard! Remember those guys? The ones who were selling lumber, nails, hammers and screws way before the big box stores were even in business?
oh yeah, those guys.
I know, they are not the first ones I usually turn to either. But in this case, they really came through for us and had exactly what I was looking for at a decent price!
We live in the midwest, and we purchased ours from Alexander Lumber (you can view their website HERE. ) They had samples on hand for us to look at. They placed the order for us and the boards were delivered in a couple weeks.
Here is the exact brand of shiplap we used:
So how much does it cost?
We paid $0.80/linear ft. for our shiplap. So for instance, a 12 ft. board cost $9.60. So it is not a cheap way of installing shiplap. But it is the real deal, and I much prefer it over other alternatives and I think it will offer our flip house much needed character for minimal investment. If you’re looking for quicker and cheaper ways of adding shiplap to your home, check out these 15 awesome shiplap tutorials.
I mean, you can’t beat the look of the finished product (even looks great before paint!):
So if you’re wondering where to buy shiplap – just give your local lumber yards a call. They are super helpful and you’ll be helping out the little guy.
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