While quality control starts with excellent lumber and carefully selected boards and millwork profiles, it also includes precision equipment that’s fine-tuned by experts who border on being obsessive about that task. Once the machine is set up in order to eliminate any unsightly knife marks, the task has begun well; however, it is far from finished.
Making Continual Adjustments
Once we use our grinders to form a steel or carbide knife that meets your specifications, we constantly re-sharpen that knife throughout the millwork run, in order to make sure the sizing and quality remain consistent, regardless of your species selection.
We carefully insert the razor-sharp knife into the moulding head to begin each order, and then we inspect each board multiple times. We also take special care to ensure each cutting tool remains razor sharp and each machine is kept in peak condition.
Providing the Finishing Touches
For those who need it, we offer full-service millwork, which includes oil-based or water-based priming as well as storage facilities for those requiring an inventory. We also provide nation-wide shipping throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean. What’s more, we can ship your entire lumber order for your project — including Plywood, Hardwoods, Softwoods, and Tropical Decking.
Keeping an Impressive Inventory
The capability for such a full-service millwork operation is not the whole picture. One of the reasons J. Gibson McIlvain is ideally suited to respond to your millwork needs is that we keep an extensive inventory of softwoods, hardwoods, and plywood on hand, ready to be used in your custom millwork project.
From decking and flooring to paneling, chair rails, bases, casings, crowns, and window and door parts, we have the boards on hand that you need in order to complete your custom millwork project.
Understanding the Unique Needs of Millwork
Since 1798, J. Gibson McIlvain has been building up expertise within the lumber industry. In the early 1900s, we opened our first mill, so we’ve had over a century of learning about architectural millwork and the caliber of lumber that kind of work requires.
We realize that the NHLA grading systems are insufficient for assessing the suitability of a board for long moulding runs, so we carefully select boards for millwork projects. Those boards are often longer than 12 feet, with consistent grain that won’t cause tear out during the milling process. We also realize that hardwoods aren’t the only types of wood used in millwork. We offer a selection of custom architectural plywood to meet even the most unique customer requests.
If you require professional millwork crafted by lumber-industry experts with an understanding of the unique demands that quality millwork entails, then J. Gibson McIlvain is your answer. We’ll help you create your custom moulding profile, select your species, offer you your choice from our impressive inventory, and ensure a quality product delivered to your job site, along with any other lumber you require.