December 7, 2016

Driftwood Gray Shiplap Tutorial

Hull-oh everybody! I just read Peter & Wendy by J.M. Barrie. It was such a magical and amazing story! The thing that sticks out to me the most is the way they say, "Hello." "Hull-oh." So anyways, I've been thinking happy thoughts lately and I can feel myself getting covered in the pixie dust that makes imaginations fly. But don't forget, you must think of a "happy thought" to fly. So get ready for my happy thought. 

I'm going to start releasing snippets of this wild adventure my husband and I have been on. To be completely transparent, I was reluctant to release this info for 2 reasons. My first is this fear I sort of fabricate. I don't know why I do it, but I sort of think that people won't see the truth in what I'm doing. I'm afraid people, especially friends and family, will judge my decisions too harshly and unfairly judge me. Ugh... I hate that! Especially when it comes from loved ones. But with all this acceptance going around, I figure, why not tell the world who I am and what I'm doing. I guess in my own way, "I'm coming out." 

The second fear I have is that I might get judged in the exact opposite direction. I fear that some of you may feel like I'm gloating or boasting. It's difficult to walk this line, but I think I can do it. I ask for open minds and open hearts as I bring you my "Neverland." Starting next week, I'll fill you all in on how my husband launched a second business called, "Dingewood." I'm releasing a glimpse this week, and I look forward to telling you how we went from a stain company to a wood company. I'm going to explain the good, the bad, and the ugly Thank you all for your love and support. 


  • Dingewood Siding, Color: Driftwood Gray
  • Nails should be stainless steel, high tensile strength aluminum, or galvanized.
  • Stud finder 
  • Trim, if desired
  • Finishes: Installed wood may be top-coated with WeatherWash brand topcoats. 


1. Square Footage
First, determine the amount of lumber you will need. You will need to determine the square footage of your space by multiplying the length x width of your project, making sure to subtract for windows and doors.

2. Quantity
Next determine how much siding to purchase. Use the charts below to determine coverage on your Dingewood purchase.

3. Horizontal Application
In horizontal application, start at the bottom and work up, with the groove edges facing downwards. Leave a gap .5” at each wall to allow for expansion and contraction. Siding up to 6 inches wide can be blind nailed with one siding nail per bearing toe-nailed through the base of each tongue. See the drawing below.

4. Nails
Nails should be installed at an angle so they cannot work their way back out of the wood. Nails should be applied with enough force that they must penetrate 1-1/4 inches into solid wood and are flush with the wood.

5. Rows
Measure the length of the wall for your first row and install your first board. Butt the second board against the first and work across the wall, until the final piece of the first row. Make any necessary cuts for the last piece and install. Check every few rows that you are still parallel with the first row or the wall. To fill the wall exactly, it may be necessary to fit a board or two together loosely.

Download Instructions: Link

Isn't it dreamy? I am in love with the perfect warm gray and rustic farmhouse charm. If you've got questions, then I've got answers. Looking forward to seeing your projects at tomorrow's party.

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