How to fix a broken shiplap panel
Even the best quality sheds can suffer from damage and neglect. But the beauty of a shiplap timber building is how easy it is to repair.
Here's our step-by-step guide to replacing damaged shiplap boards. All you need to get started are replacement boards, a hammer, screwdriver, nails, and a wooden block for tapping out old boards.
- Replacement boards (one for each damaged board, and an extra one)
- Block of wood to tap boards in and out
Replacing a shed's shiplap panel
- Remove corner trims by undoing the screws that hold them into place.
- Tap the nails through the broken board into the frame behind. You can use a screwdriver to push these through with a hammer.
- Slide the board out. this can be difficult in damp weather due to the wood swelling. Use a block to tap out the board.
- If the wood has swollen, remove a second board to create more space for new, unexpanded boards.
- Slot the first replacement board into place, and nail to the framing to secure. Make sure the end of the board is flush with the panel before nailing into place.
- The second board should now neatly slide into place, but it may be a snug fit. Use a block to tap it into place, and nail to secure, again, making sure that it's flush.
- Coat the boards with protective treatment to help prevent rot.
- Re-affix the corner trims, and your job is complete!
Check out this quick video to see the job being done by a Waltons professional: