My 13 year old son is an avid guitar player, and I wanted him to have a place to display some of his classic guitars. I decided to create a shiplap wall for that purpose. You can buy shiplap, but I made my own because I wanted one out of oak. My friend, Mike and I harvested a fallen red oak from Michigan, which we then had quarter-sawn into thick boards. I used a table saw to create the board’s profile and secured the boards to the wall by mounting 2 x 4s to the wall as a base for the shiplap boards. I then mounted accent lights above to give the wall a focal-point look.