ship·​lap | \ ˈship-ˌlap How to pronounce shiplap (audio) \

Definition of shiplap

: wooden sheathing in which the boards are rabbeted so that the edges of each board lap over the edges of adjacent boards to make a flush joint

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This one has a rustic, farmhouse vibe that would look incredible on a porch or in a kitchen, maybe even paired with some shiplap in a dining or living room. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, "Drop everything—Wayfair is having a massive 72-hour clearance sale," 15 June 2019 All of us—including Chip and Joanna Gaines—know that there are far more important things in life than shiplap and pretty decor. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, "Chip and Joanna Gaines Built the Most Beautiful Playhouse for St. Jude," 5 July 2019 The Claude Hayes Miller House, with shiplap siding and a wide front porch, and many original wood details, fixtures and hardware, was approved in 1999., "Is your house historically important? Tell the world," 5 July 2019 If a trip to Crawford isn't in the cards right now, take a virtual tour and get ready to daydream of shiplap-and-barn-door paradise. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Crawford, TX "Little Shack on the Prairie" from Season 4 Fixer Upper Finale Hits Market for $400,000," 19 June 2019 The resulting home features neutral colors for a soothing palette: There's plenty of Joanna Gaines's favorite shiplap, furniture with soft patinas, and luxe marble for the bathrooms. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Kate Upton Just Secretly Renovated Her Sister's Home," 10 Apr. 2019 At first glance, all looks well: The scene shows the star's stylish home, complete with shiplap, a bench, and a ledge with letters where Joanna spells out sweet messages. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Joanna Gaines's Sons Just Played the Best Prank on Their Mom," 27 Nov. 2018 Jo shared plenty of photos on her blog showcasing the space, which includes details like barn doors, a soaking tub, iron light fixtures, and, naturally, lots of shiplap. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Chip and Joanna Gaines Just Secretly Opened a Third Vacation Rental," 26 Feb. 2019 Joanna exclaimed on her Instagram stories, sharing a photo of the unbelievable finished product, which boasts faux-marble countertops, rustic light fixtures and, yes, shiplap on its multiple levels. Megan Stein,, "Joanna Gaines 'Can't Get Over' This Unbelievable Fixer Upper-Inspired Dollhouse," 21 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of shiplap

1895, in the meaning defined above

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