Find and mark out all studs. Mark stud from floor to ceiling on the desired wall.
For old home, start first board 6 inches down from the ceiling.
Start the first line with one full length, 8 ft board
Have one person hold up the first board, making sure it is level, while the other person nails the board to the studs.
Hold the next board up against the first, making sure to level the board once again nailing it to the studs. Continue process until reaching the end of the wall.
For the second line, and all others you will replace your level with a coin. We used a loonie to get the spacing between our boards.
To achieve the rustic look make sure to alter the length of your boards so that the ends of the boards never lined up vertically.
Once you have completed these steps you are ready to tackle your first and last row.
Measure the remaining spacing. Ripping new boards, smaller than 8 inches to fit in the remaining space.
For the advanced, scribe your last planks to help hide your crocked walls.
Prime and paint your shiplap.
Congrats, you are finished! Have fun styling your new space!