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Old 04-13-2019, 12:05 PM   #1
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How Would I Do Shiplap Walls With The Skirt Like This?


Have a friend who wants to shiplap the walls and is asking if it can be done without messing up the stairs. I assume the stairs will have to be removed and then a new skirt cut and the stairs reinstalled and then the walls can be shipplapped. And advice? FYI Iím not doing this job as Iím a plumber but I donít want her hiring a flyby night guy that messes up her house so Iím trying to convince her to hire reputable person in the know with experience. First pic is the current stairs. Second pic is what she wants. How would I do shiplap walls with the skirt like this?-57679106792__5eb2a7a8-1a97-4cc6-b216-05d9173dce25.jpgHow would I do shiplap walls with the skirt like this?-img_7224.jpg


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Old 04-13-2019, 02:03 PM   #2
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It looks to me from the pictures that you provided that there is more than enough room around the stairs to plant the ship-lap directly on the walls. The carpenter will have to carefully scribe every piece around the skirt boards, but very doable for a competent finish carpenter.

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upper pic-that is not a skirt board, those are brackets and are removable
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how about remove drywall and gain 1/2" then make the skirt from 1/2" stock .though i cannot say for sure that those brackets are just 3/4" stock .they actually look as though they could be 1" material .
the risers though ,the joint between the riser and the skirt ,i think that it is doomed to be a butt .
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Tell him ship lap has seen better days. Time to move on.

Maybe change the balusters instead.
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Scribe and run a piece of 1x, set back in relief. Run shiplap to it.
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i don`t see the issue
just make a template piece of that curve, and adjust it per piece.
after one or 2 it`ll be a piece of cake.
besides , even if your not perfect , you can spackle , or bondo , and caulk it, its painted a solid color
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i don`t see the issue
just make a template piece of that curve, and adjust it per piece.
after one or 2 it`ll be a piece of cake.
besides , even if your not perfect , you can spackle , or bondo , and caulk it, its painted a solid color

spackle, bondo caulk & paint makes a finish carpenter what he ain't
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yea yea....

every finish carpenter is what he aint ,

because i defy you to tell me of a single finish carpenter who NEVER USES those items

i`m sure all those pics post for this thread has caulking and spackle in every one of them

ok!!??
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yea yea....

every finish carpenter is what he aint ,

because i defy you to tell me of a single finish carpenter who NEVER USES those items

i`m sure all those pics post for this thread has caulking and spackle in every one of them

ok!!??
Pretty sure it was tongue in cheek, but I'd never do anything expecting caulk or Bondo to clean up my work.

Pull the skirt, dado the back, use thinner material for the shiplap, and be done with it.
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The thing about running ship lap upto what is there is the curved lines donít mesh well with straight lines of the ship lap.


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Can it be done? Of course!

Should it be done? Maybe.

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3/8" shiplap with some scribing.
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3/8" shiplap with some scribing.
no need to scribe, those brackets come off. Customer bought same exact ones on Pintrest. Note how rise extends past bracket, my customer used outside corner to cover end. The husband did it and asked me how it looked.
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no need to scribe, those brackets come off. Customer bought same exact ones on Pintrest. Note how rise extends past bracket, my customer used outside corner to cover end. The husband did it and asked me how it looked.
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yea yea....

every finish carpenter is what he aint ,

because i defy you to tell me of a single finish carpenter who NEVER USES those items

i`m sure all those pics post for this thread has caulking and spackle in every one of them

ok!!??


Lighten up nancy, it was a joke. I say the same thing to the painters when they gotta fix my screw ups.
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Re: How Would I Do Shiplap Walls With The Skirt Like This?


are the stairs engineered 'remodel' stairs, or whatever the name for it is? the return is very deep.

might be able to remove the decorative end piece and run the 3/8" shiplap to the edge of the riser.

second option would be to trim back the return on the nosing and cut a straight line down the skirt with an oscillating tool/track saw.

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