Nickel Gap is often mistaken for shiplap. In fact some folks install shiplap using spacers to achieve the nickel gap look. Nickel Gap is milled using a tongue and groove technique where the tongue is longer than the groove. This creates a gap between the boards of 1/8", which is approximately the thickness of a nickel. Nickel gap can be used for both horizontal and vertical applications.
Nickel Gap boards come in 4', 6', or 8' lengths based on availability. These reclaimed wood boards contribute towards satisfying credits MR3, MR4, and MR5 under LEED®.
Centennial Woods is participating in the USDA Forest Service’s Plant-a-tree Program to help reforest public areas that have suffered from drought, flood, fire, or infestations. The Forest Service accepts donations which are earmarked for planting seedlings in our National Forests wherever they are needed across the USA.
For every 15 square foot bundle of reclaimed nickel gap sold we will donate one seedling to the Forest Service’s pdrogram. So far we have donated over 500 seedling trees, enough to cover nearly 2 acres (approximately 300 seedlings cover one acre). We hope to help keep our forest’s healthy by helping to reforest areas that have been hit the hardest.
If you wish to donate directly to the program you can find more information here.