Like bringing home a new baby, a new puppy will need your love and attention. Your other dogs may feel unloved and may desire more attention, but as many siblings do, they will also need to adjust and welcome the newest addition to the family. Dogs are naturally social animals and crave to be around […]
Taylor Guitars Says B-Grade Lumber is Still Valuable
Bob Taylor of Taylor Guitars recently posted a video on YouTube that announced a change to the guitar and wood world that may change minds about the quality of wood. He has decided that the use of B-grade ebony wood, which is used for the fret boards of high-quality guitars, will be used because the […]
Making Sense of Plywood Grading Confusion
All you have to do is check out the wide range of pricing among hardwood plywood suppliers to realize that there’s quite a disparity of quality, as well. The culprit, we believe, is a confusing grading system that results in the same grade being used to represent an incredible spectrum of quality levels. This situation […]
How to Make Sure Your Flash Drive is Secure
Practicing flash drive security: USB flash drives offer users a number of benefits. Customizable in terms of shape, size, style, color, and capability, flash drives have something to offer everyone. Not only are they affordable and reliable, but they are also a convenient and portable way to transfer all of your most important files. For […]
Is Ipe Decking Lumber Right for You?
Whether you’re a contractor pricing Ipe for a summer full of decking projects or a DIY homeowner setting out to create your own backyard haven, you’ll want to use only the best materials. When your hard work and expert skills are combined with high-quality lumber products from J. Gibson McIlvain, you’ll have a truly winning […]
Are Car DVD Players a Distraction to the Driver?
With the growing trend of adding DVD players and televisions to family vehicles, many families are opting to install the DVD players into their minivan or SUV. They can be added to the ceiling, dashboard, or back of chairs for all members of the vehicle to see. There are many benefits and drawbacks of adding […]
Does Your Plywood Make the Grade?
When it comes to plywood pricing, costs vary immensely. This wide range of confusing prices is partly due to a poor grading system. In short, this complicated issue ends up allowing various tiers of products to be graded as if they were on the same level, when in reality, they’re very different. If you like […]
Keep Limbs From Falling Asleep With These Easy Tips
Body parts can fall asleep, even when you are wide awake. The strange feeling of getting out of your seat to find that your foot iss on pins and needles or the mild panic that strikes when you wake up in the middle of the night and cannot move your arm at all- losing feeling […]
A Truly Superior Lumber Supplier
Many of the most popular exotic hardwoods species grow in Africa. African species range from the ever-popular Sapele, Utile, and African Mahogany as well as lesser known varieties such as Afromosia and Wenge. In recent years, as a direct importer with a reputable record of supply chain integrity and responsibility, McIlvain has offered an increasing […]
Clearing Up Confusion Related to Marine Grade Plywood
Many people don’t know when to use marine-grade plywood, even when they think they do. Of course, if you fail to use marine-grade products when they’re truly warranted, the durability and longevity of your application will be compromised. On the other hand, though, if you use marine-grade plywood when it isn’t really needed, you’ll be […]