J. Gibson McIlvain prides itself on supplying its customers with premium hardwood lumber sourced both domestically and internationally. In order to appreciate the level of service and quality you can expect from McIlvain, though, you need to know that we’re not just your run-of-the-mill hardwood lumber supplier. We provide much, much more than hardwoods.
For starters, we also carry softwoods and provide an extensive millwork catalog. However, more importantly, we’re also lumber importers who keep a close eye on every aspect of the supply chain. We get to know our international suppliers personally and fastidiously inspect their process to ensure both prime lumber and ethical and legal practices. We also offer professional consultation and work directly with project managers to help make sure that the lumber with which we supply our customers is precisely the right type, size, and grade for the project at hand.
From domestic to exotic species, we take our position as your hardwood lumber supplier seriously, keeping a variety of woods in stock in our multiple storage facilities. Before being approved for shipment, we inspect every single board at least three times, for top-notch quality control.
Some of the most popular hardwood lumber varieties that we supply are described below.
This golden brown exotic wood is highly valued for its weather resistance and is often used for marine applications such as boat decking. Even when constantly assaulted by the sea, it is durable and incredibly resistant to rot and insect damage.
Pronounced “ee-pay,” this highly popular exotic decking wood will likely last more than a lifetime. It is famously used for the boardwalk in Atlantic City as well as many other decks, docks, and boardwalks across the nation and the world.
3. Genuine Mahogany
This red-brown traditional favorite has expanded to many uses beyond the furniture industry. It can even be used for exterior applications, due to its rot resistant qualities. Genuine Mahogany originates in Central and South America.
This African wood resembles Mahogany’s appearance while boasting a hardness that surpasses oak and an aroma that rivals cedar’s woodsy scent. With its tight grain, Sapele polishes well, while also offering an interlocking grain pattern.
This chocolate-brown domestic species is popularly used for furniture, doors, and trim, as well as its premier application: cabinetry. As a remarkably lightweight hardwood, Walnut machines easily and yet provides durability.
Indigenous to the Appalachian areas of Ohio and Pennsylvania, this classic choice for furnishings provides gorgeous graining and warm coloring to add to its easily workable characteristics. With its strength and hardness, Cherry is a hardwood you can expect to endure.
7. White Oak
As “the wood that built America,” this domestic species boasts quartersawn stability and is used for a diverse collection of applications. As one of the hardest domestic species, its rot resistance makes White Oak an excellent choice for exterior projects, as well as interior possibilities.