Walnut Lumber: Perfect for Interior Applications

Historically, Walnut has been prized throughout all corners of America, especially among furniture makers. Since the Colonial Era, when Walnut lumber was exported from the American Colonies back to Britain and the rest of Europe, the lumber’s beautiful appearance has been highly sought after by furniture makers and other craftsmen. Not only is the wood […]

Hardwood Plywood

Plywood is a type of wood that is engineered in such a way that it is well-suited to a wide variety of applications. Plywood is manufactured by adhering multiple layers of wood veneer – extremely thin layers of wood – to one another with a special type of durable glue. When the veneer layers are […]

Ipe Decking – FAQs & Wholesale Supplier Information

Ipe is a famous and prized Brazilian tropical hardwood that is used most often in outdoor applications, especially for decking projects. Ipe decking is world renowned for its attractiveness, durability, and overall toughness, and this outstanding reputation is well-earned because it’s known for being one of the only hardwoods that will last for as long […]

Cherry Wood Lumber

Cherry wood is one of the most famous species of wood used in the United States, and it has a long history of use in various applications. Traditionally, Cherry lumber was used by furniture makers to manufacture handcrafted masterpieces, and although its uses today have expanded, it still finds itself perhaps used most commonly in […]

Specialty Softwood Products

The same quality that you’ve come to trust when it comes to hardwoods and millwork from J. Gibson McIlvain Lumber now extends to softwoods, including high-end products such as tongue-and-groove Yellow Cedar and Red Cedar bevel-edge siding. These specialty products are dried, moved, stored, and shipped with the specific needs of softwoods in mind. While […]

Sapele Wood – Suppliers & Wood FAQs

Sapele is a hardwood that is most famous for its unique and beautiful appearance. The boards of Sapele wood are comprised of an interlocking grain pattern that create ribbon stripes of alternative light and dark bands throughout the lumber. These attractive ribbons tend to be enhanced when the boards are quartersawn, and the wood is […]

Log Home and Timber Frame Provisions

Log homes and timber frame construction provide unique settings in which to showcase massive specimens of lumber and craftsmanship. They echo with nostalgia for a bygone era in which pegged joints and solid wood joinery were appreciated as they should be. The strength required of thick posts and gigantic trusses elicit feelings of awe. As […]

African Mahogany as an Alternative to Genuine Mahogany

African Mahogany refers to more than one species of wood, but the two species most commonly sold under the name are Khaya ivorensis and Khaya senegalensis. African Mahogany is one of Genuine Mahogany’s most famous substitutes, but despite this common usage, the wood is in many respects quite different from Genuine Mahogany. While African Mahogany […]