These Beetle Kill Pine, ‘Quick-Lock’ T&G Shiplap with Nickel Gap, Wood Ceiling & Wall Planks give you the popular 1/8 inch reveal of traditional shiplap paneling with the added benefits of an Interlocking Tongue & Groove profile.
Unlike conventional shiplap planks that simply overlap one another and must be face nailed when installed, our end-matched, ‘Quick-Lock’ Tongue and Groove (T&G) profile interlocks on ALL 4 edges (2 long sides + 2 short ends) eliminating the need for end joints to be placed on a ceiling joist or wall stud. The resulting benefit is a Quick & Easy, Tight-Fitting, Low-Waste installation that can be Blind Nailed to conceal all fasteners.
Milled from premium-grade, Solid Knotty Beetle Kill Pine (aka Blue Stain Pine) to precise tolerances, these planks are available unfinished (raw wood) or pre-finished with a hard, satin sheen coating and UV cured for a super smooth surface with extreme durability.
What is Beetle Kill Pine?
Beetle Kill Pine is the term used for Pine trees killed by the Mountain Pine Beetle. This tiny little beetle has killed over 100 million acres of trees across the U.S. and Canada. They do so by boring into the trees and laying their eggs, which cuts off the flow of nutrients & water to the trees, killing them from the inside out. A fungus from the beetle is introduced into the tree which discolors the wood with a distinct blueish gray tint (which is why it is also commonly referred to as “Blue Pine” or “Blue Stain Pine”). Instead of letting these trees rot on the stump in the forest, we salvage and re-purpose them into the highest quality Ceiling & Wall Planks on the market.