Nickel Gap Tongue & Groove vs. Shiplap
Move over Shiplap – Nickel Gap is Here to Stay!
“Nickel gap siding is similar to shiplap, but these planks are made with an interlocking “tongue and groove” profile on all four sides, so they don’t overlap at all. The “tongue” actually fits in the “groove,” and once installed on a surface, the boards have a gap between them that’s about the width of a nickel, hence the name. So you don’t get the warping that causes shiplap to look crooked or uneven. And you often don’t have to prime nickel gap either or worry about filling knots. And to that end, did I mention that these planks can be blind nailed for a cleaner, totally smooth look? Nickel gap siding is basically the modernist way to do shiplap that still has a tiny bit of a vintage appeal. ” – an excerpt from this article
Johnson Pine offers Nickel Gap Pre-Finished with Clearcoat and/or stain in both 6″ and 8″ wide. Our Nickel Gap is also end-matched for easy installation and less waste!