In addition to its specialization in exotic hardwood lumber, J. Gibson McIlvain specializes in architectural millwork. This kind of woodwork—which includes baseboards, paneling, doors, and window casings—is typically made by lumber mills and delivered to the job site.
Our variety of stock options abound, as you can see in the almost 50 pages of our millwork catalog. The process of ordering millwork is more involved than perusing a catalog and calling in an order, though. Sometimes even an expansive selection like ours fails to list the precise style you need replicated for a job. Your job may even require our grinders to make a special straight steel or carbide knife especially for your job. Direct communication between your architects or project manager and our millwork specialists can help ensure that each detail helps contribute to the overall aesthetic, whether you desire modern styling or historic restoration. Our skilled staff millwork experts pride themselves on meeting even the most demanding specifications and delivering each project according to schedule.
Perhaps the most significant aspect of your order is the hardwood choice paired with the moulding profile and application. Because some woods have greater resistance to the elements, there are clear top choices for exterior applications. Texture and grain properties also play a role in proper wood selections for millwork, and finish is yet another important factor. We have a knowlegable staff that can both make recommendations and help you understand your options. They work with you, the customer, to choose the ideal wood species, lay up, and moulding profiles for the application you desire.
Unlike some wholesale lumber, architectural millwork must be made of the highest quality wood that also reaches the lengths necessary for long moulding runs. Consistent grain is necessary to prevent tear out, as is quality machining. We take special care to ensure that our machines are in optimal condition and that our blades are as sharp as possible. In fact, we constantly resharpen our knives throughout the milling run in order to provide even sizing and a consistently smooth finish. Both during and after the run, we examine our workmanship for accuracy, quality, and consistency, so when you receive the end result, you will not be displeased.
In addition to the hardwoods necessary for your millwork needs, J. Gibson McIlvain carries a wide variety of top-notch hardwood plywood that can be used for paneling and other related applications. By using the same resource for multiple types of lumber needs, you can same time and shipping costs, while having the peace of mind that comes with knowing that all your lumber needs are being met by a company that so carefully inspects and processes any wood we sell.
To finish out your millwork order, we provide both oil-based and water-based priming as well as storage options. When you order architectural millwork from J. Gibson McIlvain, you’re in for a treat: quality wood, wide selections, custom capabilities, superb customer service, expert staff, and a finished product that’s beyond compare. For more information on all that they have to offer, visit McIlvain’s website today.
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