Trending: Wood Feature Walls

There’s no question about it – wood feature walls are definitely trending in contemporary design! Antique wood adds character, warmth and beauty, which is probably why heart cypress and heart pine are some of the most sought-after materials for this popular design trend.  Best of all, antique wood feature walls not only tell an interesting story, but they are quite affordable and surprisingly easy to install.

As you can see in these photos of some of our favorite wood feature wall projects, you can design a wall to match your preferred look and unique style.

Amalie Arena

Heart cypress walls and ceilings add elegance to an exclusive space

Corporate Offices

Heart pine walls and accents warm up this contemporary office building

Private Residence

Legacy building reclaimed heart pine and sinker cypress walls add a rustic flair to a modern upgrade

Otis Hawkin’s Center – University of Florida

Engraved heart pine feature walls adorn this modern home of University of Florida athletics.

Swamphead Brewery

Reclaimed wood feature walls and accents inspired the custom craft brew – River Logger

Visit Tampa Bay

Heart cypress character is the perfect species for feature walls

Interested in incorporating a wood feature wall into your home or office?  Give us a call, we can help you design and craft the antique wood feature wall of your dreams!

Amalie Arena/Lexus Lounge Remodel Still Drawing Much Attention

Goodwin was honored to see photos highlighting the River-Recovered® Heart Cypress we supplied for the Lexus Lounge remodel at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida – home of the Tampa Bay Lightning – on the Association of Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD) website.

Our good friend Amy Lamb of Native House Photography spent a day photographing this exclusive space inside the Amalie Arena:

Want to see more of the Lexus Lounge?  Check out this video featuring Darryl Benge, EVP and General Manager of Amalie Arena, talking about the “lightning” design concept.

 

The Edge at University of South Florida St. Petersburg is Open for Business!

We would like to extend a special thank you to the University of South Florida St. Petersburg for mentioning antique heart cypress in their article about the renovations to the Coquina Club.

Goodwin’s River-Recovered® heart cypress wood paneling was used to create feature walls, while a heart cypress slab was used to craft a recreation room table and countertop.

Check out these articles on The Edge:

Opening of The Edge Begins a New Era for Student Social Engagement and Recreation

The Edge, Campus Recreation’s $1.3 Million Preview is a Success

Looking to add warmth and beauty of your home or office?  Heart cypress feature walls are trending in contemporary design.  Give us a call, we would love to mill one especially for you.

 

Heart Cypress – Perfect for Patios, Too!

We met our friend Jason Owen of Trimark Properties when we worked with them on the NIMBUS building feature wall earlier in the year.  Jason recently installed a River-Recovered® Heart Cypress Character ceiling on the porch of a client’s Gainesville, Florida home.  It was pre-finished with a two pass UV oil.  Check out these initial photos we’ve just received:

This gorgeous River-Recovered Heart Cypress Character was sourced from bald cypress forests logged 100-200 years ago. Bald cypress (taxodium distichum) can grow to be 2000 years old.

River-Recovered Heart Cypress Character is becoming more and more popular for its unique features, which include:

  • Rot resistant, making it ideal for outdoor applications
  • 95-100% heart, 100% dense growth
  • Blend of arching and vertical grain with some machine defects, face checks, cracks, peck and bug holes to add “character”
  • Knots of any size
  • Warm honey to cinnamon tan to light chocolate color tones
  • Swirling grain and feathery patterns

Looking to add a heart cypress feature wall or heart cypress ceiling inside your home or on your porch?  Give us a call, we’re here to help!

River-Recovered® Heart Cypress – Indoor / Outdoor Ceilings and Walls

Antique River-Recovered and reclaimed heart cypress feature walls and interior/exterior wood walls and ceilings are now widely used in contemporary design. S.R. Freeman is using Goodwin’s River-Recovered Heart Cypress on their latest modern home project in California.  The folks at SR Freeman were kind enough to send us some photos of the heart cypress walls and ceilings as they are being installed.  Special thanks for this sneak peek!

Sustainably Harvested Wild Black Cherry Wood Flooring

Goodwin rescues trees which have fallen during storms and/or are scheduled to be cut down due to development. We work closely with foresters and land planners to sustainably harvest this beautiful wood to ensure it is not doomed to waste. One of the species we rescue is wild black cherry.

Wild black cherry primarily grows in the eastern half of North America and Mexico. Goodwin mills sustainably harvested wild black cherry logs into our solid wood flooring and engineered wood flooring. Some argue wild black cherry is more desirable than standard cherry because it often develops arching and/or burled grain patterns, along with slight mineral colors for added beauty. Wild black cherry’s natural coloration varies from deep pink to rich red brown tones.

This short but informative video shows Dan Petersen of Heritage Wood Finish Company pre-finishing a solid wild black cherry wood floor with a low sheen diamond 7 finish for one of our valued clients:

Our friends at The Sustainable Design Group in Gainesville, Florida are the architects for the remodeling of a home in Cedar Keys where the wild black cherry solid wood flooring you see in the video will be installed.

Interested in a wild black cherry solid wood floor or engineered wood floor?  If so, please give us a shout so we can custom craft a sustainably harvested wood floor just for you.

Antique Heart Cypress Adds “Character” to Contemporary Office Space

Goodwin Company was proud to supply our River-Recovered® Heart Cypress Character for a reception desk, kitchen and a number of gorgeous feature walls in the ultra-modern office space for Visit Tampa Bay. Located in one of the beautiful skyscrapers that adorn the Tampa, Florida skyline, Visit Tampa Bay is a premier promoter of “the hip, urban heart of the Gulf Coast of Florida.”

Goodwin’s River-Recovered Heart Cypress Character adorns the walls and various areas throughout the office space and is also featured in the Unlock Tampa Bay Visitors Center. The heart cypress paneling gives a nod to the 2000-year-old bald cypress trees that historically lined all of the bayous and sloughs around the bay.  An added touch is the cigar boxes that are embedded in the various walls denoting Tampa’s (and Ybor City’s) rich history as the cigar capital of the world.

Check out these stunning photos by Native House Photography:

Goodwin produced 1600sf of 5-1/4″ River-Recovered Heart Cypress Character for this project.  The wood was prefinished with oil by Heritage Wood Finish Company and installed by AWS Carpenter/ Contractors of Clearwater, Florida.

If you are in the Tampa area, be sure to stop by the Unlock Tampa Bay Visitors Center.  They have some great gifts and mementos of Tampa.  The wonderful staff are also available to direct you to points of interest and help plan your stay. Oh, and while there, be sure to check out the heart cypress feature wall and let us know what you think!

Old Florida Heartpine – A Staple in Sustainable Design

Goodwin is fortunate to have the opportunity to partner with environmental foresters who manage longleaf pine plantations. When storms cause damage in the forests, Goodwin removes the threatened trees to help ensure the continued growth of the ecosystem. Goodwin then mills them into our beautiful Old Florida heartpine paneling and flooring.

Old Florida heartpine warms up contemporary spaces…

Old Florida Heartpine – A Staple in Sustainable Design

3-1/4″ Old Florida heartpine tongue and groove with Clear Diamond 7 finish by Heritage Wood Finish Company.

Old Florida Heartpine – A Staple in Sustainable Design

3-1/4″ Old Florida heartpine tongue and groove with Clear Diamond 7 finish by Heritage Wood Finish Company.

…and is perfect for historic renovations as well.

Old Florida with a stain

Matheson History Museum Library & Archives. Old Florida heartpine flooring with a stain. Installation by Rudy Dittmar of Rudy’s Professional Floor Sanding Gainesville, Florida. Joyner Construction – General Contractor. Jay Reeves – Architect.

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Matheson History Museum Library & Archives. Old Florida heartpine flooring with a stain. Installation by Rudy Dittmar of Rudy’s Professional Floor Sanding Gainesville, Florida. Joyner Construction – General Contractor. Jay Reeves – Architect.

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Matheson History Museum Library & Archives. Old Florida heartpine flooring with a stain. Installation by Rudy Dittmar of Rudy’s Professional Floor Sanding Gainesville, Florida. Joyner Construction – General Contractor. Jay Reeves – Architect.

Let’s look at some key features of Goodwin’s high quality Old Florida heartpine:

  • While more frequent knots than in original growth, these old growth trees provide a beautiful and durable floor.
  • 95-100% heart
  • SELECT grain, knots up to 2 or 3 inches.
  • Four to eight growth rings on average.

Contact Goodwin to learn more about how we can help make sustainable design a reality in your home or office.

Antique Longleaf Heartpine – Perfect for Modern Home and Office Spaces

More and more people are using antique wood to add beauty and a relaxed feel to their home and office spaces.  The trend of incorporating wood in contemporary design continues to gain popularity, thus the demand for antique longleaf heartpine is on the rise.  Let’s take a look at some of the features of Goodwin’s high quality, River-Recovered® antique longleaf wood flooring and paneling:

  • Whenever there is tight growth sapwood on the outer portions of a River-Recovered log, we saw it as soon as it arrives at our mill. This renders the highest quality material and conserves beautiful wood that would otherwise be lost to the elements.
  • Most boards have arching grain patterns with some pinstripes on the edges. All are graded to exclude machine defects, and face checks, cracks or pitch pockets over 1/8″ wide.
  • The outer boards of River-Recovered logs offer original growth longleaf heartpine with a lighter color tone and fewer knots than most antique heart pine.
  • Tan pink to paler red tones; 33-50% heart; harder than today’s Southern Yellow Pine.

Are you ready to upgrade?  If so, give us a call.  We can develop a customized wood flooring, paneling and/or feature wall plan for any home or office space. We invite you to take a look at two of our favorite antique longleaf heartpine projects – corporate and residential: