If you’ve worked with plywood at all, you know that there are many sub-par options out there. Particularly when it comes to those customers whose projects truly require marine-grade plywood (some who think they need marine-grade plywood actually don’t), we provide only the highest quality Bruynzeel marine plywood. With its modular approach, Bruynzeel offers the best in both quality and flexibility.
Truly the finest panel available, Bruynzeel meets many of our customers’ unique requirements with its extensive Okoume and Sapele product lines. They start with a stable core and then add a lightweight option as well as a denser, harder, stain-grade option.
When you consider the fact that we can customize the face veneers to match a project’s specifications, flexibility combines with high quality to make Bruynzeel the clear leader in this arena.
Because this line meets both the highest quality standards and has the capability of complying with any builder’s internal standards, we can recommend it for any boat builders.
Because Bruynzeel face veneers mimic the 1.5 mm thickness as the inner plies, the result is a balanced panel whose quality exceeds that of most other marine-grade plywood panels. When you consider the defect-free beauty of Okoume and include the capability of center-matched faces, the aesthetic capabilities are certainly impressive.
However, Okoume is not suitable for all applications, particularly flooring. For such a highly stressed area, we recommend the 100% Sapele panel, made from rotary-cut Sapele. Still boasting a surface free of seams and patches, the Sapele panel offers the durability that a denser, harder species can offer.
If a customer desires a matching veneer for various applications (Teak and Holly are popular choices), we can offer the same veneer for flooring as for cabinetry, just with cores comprised of different species.
For many applications, the homogenous surface of Okoume provides an ideal substrate that’s both lightweight and strong. If a stain-grade product is required, the deep red coloring of Sapele combines with the species’ durability and density for an excellent product that can stand alone.
For specialty projects or applications, we can customize a panel with your specific requirements in view. We can create a custom panel paired with a core made from either Sapele or Okoume, depending on the applicable durability, weight, and density requirements.
Marine-grade plywood is only one of the many products we offer at J. Gibson McIlvain Lumber. We offer a variety of both domestic and exotic hardwood lumber species, as well as softwoods. We also have an extensive millwork operation, where we can create custom mouldings in any style you can dream up.
In over 200 years of doing business, we’re still committed to exceptional quality control. Whether you’re looking for marine-grade plywood or any of our other offerings, you’ll receive excellent customer service and second-to-none lumber products.
J. Gibson McIlvain Company
Since 1798, when Hugh McIlvain established a lumber business near Philadelphia, the McIlvain family has been immersed in the premium import and domestic lumber industry. With its headquarters located just outside of Baltimore, the J. Gibson McIlvain Company (www.mcilvain.com) is one of the largest U.S. importers of exotic woods.
As an active supporter of sustainable lumber practices, the J. Gibson McIlvain Company has provided fine lumber for notable projects throughout the world, including the White House, Capitol building, Supreme Court, and the Smithsonian museums. Contact a representative at J. Gibson McIlvain today by calling (800) 638-9100.