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How To Add A Stunning DIY Overlay Wall For A lot Much less Cash!

Overlapping partitions look lovely in each fashionable up to date houses and people with a extra conventional farmhouse fashion, they’re so versatile!

The true lap is made with tabs and grooves and is costlier than I wish to spend. I discovered a approach to create these wooden plank partitions with a MUCH cheaper wooden choice.

I am sharing this easy overlap tutorial and extra examples of this plank wall look right here!

This is similar overlap look executed with thicker tongue and groove boards, however for lots much less.

It is humorous that now this fashion is known as lapping; It has been round eternally, however many people referred to as it plank partitions for years.

I put boards on the partitions round our homes in numerous methods, and this methodology is by far the most affordable and best to put in.

This is a glance proper after set up:

I like it!

Now REAL shiplap shouldn’t be low cost:

real overlap prices

That is 12 ft, so by way of trim or wooden, that worth is not too dangerous.

However that high wall could be no less than $ 150 and it will solely value about $ 65 to make that massive wall with my methodology.

The precise lap of the boat is thick and has tabs and grooves that “lock” them collectively:

actual flap tongue and groove

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As an alternative, I exploit a wooden underlayment, or luan, to create my overlapping accent partitions.

It is available in 4 ‘x 8’ sheets, so you will get A LOT extra by slicing them, relatively than shopping for them individually.

As well as, this materials is so skinny that it’s typically cheaper:

subfloor for planked walls

You may see right here that luan has a wooden grain look that appears nice when painted.

You can too discover skinny sheets of plywood with a wooden floor that may be stained if you need the true wooden grain look. (See my examples under to see one which makes use of that choice.)

I like that it is extremely skinny and lightweight, it is extremely simple to work with.

Step 1: Put together and reduce the luan sheets to create their overlap.

You’ll need a desk or round noticed to chop the lengthy lengths when you do it at house.

Happily, massive shops have massive saws that reduce these with ease.

Most {hardware} shops will reduce these massive sheets into strips, so long as they don’t seem to be too slim.

Some shops have added a small price to make quite a few cuts, nevertheless it’s value it to me!

Additionally, you will want a hand noticed or miter noticed to chop the boards to the size you want. I discover that if I reduce them to about 5 3/4 “vast, I can get eight full strips of every board.

You may wish to shortly sand the facet of every board to take away chips from the noticed.

The face of the wooden is clean and doesn’t want sanding earlier than portray.

Step 2: put together and paint the wall behind your overlap

book corner outside the closet

That is our closet turned guide nook, one in every of my favourite locations in our home!

Subsequent, paint the wall to be lined within the shade (or the same shade) of the boards.

I am by no means choosy about this since you will not see a lot, one coat and prepared for me:

preparation for lapped walls

Step 3: set up your lap strips

I normally begin my overlap on the high, so I can conceal the shorter items behind the baseboards.

Once I set up my boards I exploit a degree to ensure they’re all straight, however the first board is crucial!

Make sure that the primary one is completely degree. After that, use the extent and alter sure areas as wanted.

To area I exploit a coin:

coin for overlap spacing

You should use something as a spacer between the tables; this helps hold all of them constant.

I discover {that a} penny, quarter, or nickel offers the right quantity of area!

I exploit a nail gun to lock the overlap to the wall. I don’t advocate utilizing any sort of adhesive until you might be positive you’ll by no means take away them.

You may be in hassle when you do it!

This is one other tip: You probably have a big expanse to cowl, I counsel slicing a couple of items alongside the posts.

I marked the place the studs had been on the wall with painter’s tape after which reduce out quite a few items of every required size.

Use a stud finder to find and mark your studs earlier than you start.

I created a quite simple sample based mostly on the posts and stored it constant: one lengthy piece, one reduce in half (on the submit) after which I’d rotate left to proper with an extended / quick piece within the subsequent row.

I repeated that sample till the top:

luan plank wall

Usually, slicing the wooden will make it go additional; If you happen to set up full size components, you’ll usually find yourself with a considerable amount of scrap that can go unused.

I discover that slicing them to hit the posts permits me to make use of nearly all the luan.

If the top of your reduce shouldn’t be on a stud, the wooden might not keep flat in opposition to the wall. Once more, this materials is fairly skinny so it is not an enormous deal.

You’ll need to trim the boards to suit across the sockets and lightweight switches.

To try this, measure the place the outlet for the outlet is, then measure or hint the dimensions on the luan with a pencil.

The boards ought to be positioned behind the outlet or swap mounting bracket, in opposition to the wall. Not in entrance – You will not have the ability to take away the outlet later when you cowl the screw and / or bracket.

Step 4: the ending touches

Add wooden putty to the nail holes (generally I depart them off as a result of I do not care in regards to the look) and let it dry.

Then apply a couple of coats of paint to complete it off:

white overlapping wall with spacing

Later I added a few smaller trim items on high to complete the wall as nicely.

I like this look and it has turn out to be extraordinarily fashionable over time because of Joanna Gaines and her Fixer Higher TV present!

Shiplap Disney wall art

See my cute little addition on the backside?

fairy door in socket
loft craft room with desk and overlap

If there’s something I did not cowl that you’ve questions on, please let me know!

General it is a easy DIY venture, it simply takes time.

Listed here are another lap / decking initiatives I’ve accomplished over time …

These thick, stained wooden planks make an awesome accent wall on our stairs:

wood accent wall with stained overlap
marble and gray pepper fireplace
stained overlapping wall

(That is one in every of my favorites!)

wood stained plank wall
white plank wall bathroom

They’re additionally simple to make use of, however usually a variety of the items have huge knots and I find yourself getting loads again.

Luan offers it the lapping look and is way cleaner and simpler to work with. 🙂

Save this accent wall venture by pinning this picture for later:

white walls overlapping with farmhouse door trim