This article features one of our clients, the J. Gibson McIlvain company. Visit them online at www.mcilvain.com or call them toll free at (800) 638-9100.
When we started carrying hardwood plywood, the main specialty plywood we supplied was marine-grade plywood. Still is. But there are many applications for which builders need high-quality hardwood plywood yet do not require the waterproof characteristics of marine grade.
Aside from the incredibly durable marine-grade plywood, architectural plywood panels could be considered the crème-de-la-crème of plywood. Considering that fact, it should be no surprise that J. Gibson McIlvain can provide custom architectural plywood panels with the specific wood species layers which your creative project requires.
We know that even the most attractive-looking face veneers can be a disaster if the core is not stable. The frustration and added financial cost — as well as the builder’s reputation — are not worth skimping. We ensure that the architectural plywood we sell goes through an meticulous manufacturing & quality control process that fails to compromise durability or performance.
Particular Species and Cuts
You name it, we’ve probably done it! We keep an inventory of standard species such as Cherry, Maple, and Sapele, but we’ve also created panels from exotic species such as Zebrawood and Koa. We’re often asked to use specific cuts, such as bookmatched or quartersawn, as well. Depending on the specifications of your order, we may be able to ship it out to your job site within a few days. View our typical delivery timetables.
Our millwork menu includes more than just moulding, flooring, and paneling. We also mill architectural plywood for panels. The plywood we sell meets our extremely high standards, including rock-solid cores and consistent high-quality face veneers.
We know our customers rely on us to provide them with plywood that has a well-built core as well as a consistent face veneer that stretches across all panels of large projects. We can do all that and more — including custom designs and unusual species. We do our homework so we know we can count on our time-tested partnerships to source and on our expert in-house millworks in order to construct about any custom order panel our customers can dream up.
If you’re looking for the least expensive architectural plywood panels, we’re probably not going to be your ideal source. (Be forewarned: You may end up needing to replace those cheap materials quite soon!) However, if you’re looking for well-made panels with quality cores and a beautiful face appearance, then J. Gibson McIlvain is the lumber supplier for you.
In addition to providing high-quality plywood, we can also provide for your other millwork needs, as well as any hardwood or softwood lumber that your job requires. By ordering all those products from the same dependable lumber supplier, you’ll save time, money, and frustration.
We look forward to earning your trust so you can join our many regular repeat customers.
Since 1798, when Hugh McIlvain established a lumber business near Philadelphia, the McIlvain family has been immersed in the premium import and domestic lumber industry. With its headquarters located just outside of Baltimore, the J. Gibson McIlvain Company (www.mcilvain.com) is one of the largest U.S. importers of exotic woods.
As an active supporter of sustainable lumber practices, the J. Gibson McIlvain Company has provided fine lumber for notable projects throughout the world, including the White House, Capitol building, Supreme Court, and the Smithsonian museums. Contact a representative at J. Gibson McIlvain today by calling (800) 638-9100.