Plywood with high quality cores & customized veneers in exotic woods.
As a purveyor of fine lumber, J. Gibson McIlvain gets its fair share of custom requests. From millwork and moulding to flooring and paneling, we provide high-quality materials for many intriguing profiles. Our architectural plywood boasts solid cores and the highest quality face veneers possible. Custom designs provide an added challenge, but we’re dedicated to meeting or exceeding expectations, every single time. Even with unusual species, even with large orders.
We know our customers want products that look good, but we also know that appearance is neither the only issue, nor the most important one. Without a high-quality core, even prestigious species such as Teak or Zebrawood won’t make the grade; instead, they’ll lead to an expensive replacement job in the not-so-distant future. Warping or delaminating can easily become an issue if proper materials and manufacturing are not used in the plywood creation.
At J. Gibson McIlvain, we rely on experienced partnerships with manufacturers who have time-tested methods of assembling a solid panel core. When durability combines with the beauty of exotic species, customers will be wowed with the finished product, both at the time of installation and for years to come.
Custom orders we receive here at J. Gibson McIlvain really run the gamut — from veneer species to specific cuts, we rise to the challenge every time. Center-matched bookmatch or quartersawn requests increase the beauty of the finished product, as well as the challenge to us in providing for the request.
Our standard plywood inventory provides ready-to-ship plywood in popular species such as Sapele, Maple, Cherry, and Spanish Cedar. At the same time, we can source unusual species such as Koa, Italian Olivewood, or Wenge, but the timeframe needed for sourcing and manufacturing will be a bit longer than our usual 2-week turnaround time.
When it comes to high-quality core and specific veneer, our network of sources and manufacturers around the globe ensure that J. Gibson McIlvain will be able to deliver your next custom order. We ensure a superior result that will impress even your most exacting customers. When it comes to custom laid up panels, we rise to the challenge, no matter how hard.
As an added bonus, we can provide more than just the plywood for your job: We can do custom millwork and provide hardwood and softwood, as well, to help you save on legwork and shipping fees. Especially for out-of-the-way locations, the combined shipping can be quite a benefit, and you’ll be assured that you’re getting all your wood from a source worthy of your trust. J. Gibson McIlvain has built a reputation quality lumber and lumber products over more than two centuries, and we plan to continue our legacy for many more.