Restoring a Biscayne Park Beauty

Goodwin was proud to be part of another historic renovation.  This time, we provided our River-Recovered® Heart Pine CHARACTER to help restore a 1900s log cabin which once served as the village of Biscayne Park’s “meeting spot”. According to an article in the Miami Herald“The log cabin was built in 1933 as a way to give laborers some work during the Depression.  It cost $247 and used about 140 feet of lumber, according to state records.”

The cabin was expanded through the years to house police and village employees.  However, when it was designated a historic site by the Miami-Dade County Preservation Board, officials pursued constructing a new village hall so they could return the log cabin back to its original state.

And, that is where Goodwin’s reclaimed wood came into play.  An antique cabin needs an antique reclaimed wood floor, so when we got the call for 1100 sq. ft., we were happy to oblige!  The restored cabin – which now serves as the village commission chambers – officially re-opened last month. Richard Heisenbottle was the restoration architect and McKenzie Construction was the contractor.

Read the recent article in the Miami Herald

An Antique Twist to Modern Look

Do you love the look of reclaimed wood but prefer a modern style living or work area?  Central Hardwoods of Dallas, Texas achieved both in this sleek office space:

Central Hardwoods used Goodwin’s River-Recovered® and reclaimed wood paneling – antique longleaf to be specific – which resulted in this classy, antique twist on a modern look.  If you love it and gotta have it, give us a call!

 

The Longleaf Legacy

Did you know that many of the historic homes in Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia were constructed using longleaf pine from Florida? Alachua County Commissioner Hutch Hutchinson offered some interesting insight into the history of longleaf pine and its impact on our culture, history and architecture during Goodwin’s groundbreaking ceremony back in December. His talk was so interesting, we’ve cut it into a single clip (less than 10 minutes) for your viewing pleasure. Check it out:

Longleaf: The Heart of Pine

Don’t forget to purchase tickets to see Longleaf: The Heart of Pine at the upcoming Cinema Verde Environmental Film Festival in Gainesville, Florida. We’re excited as our own “stars” George Goodwin and Jeffrey Forbes are featured in the documentary!!! Check out another trailer:

Upping the Ante!

Poker is a serious game with high stakes and our good friend Jerry Yermovsky of Architectural Millwork Consulting (AMC) just upped the ante.  Check out these absolutely gorgeous River-Recovered® Heart Pine Curly poker chip holders he recently hand crafted.  You just can’t get anything more unique, distinct and stylish! Jerry chose to use curly heart […]