An Easy and Affordable Upgrade to Any Home or Office Space

Did you know wood walls are easy to incorporate into any existing space? And, there are tons of benefits which add both beauty and value to your home or office. Reclaimed wood walls:

  1. Require no waiting on a major renovation
  2. Are an interesting “conversation piece” because of its beauty and history
  3. Adds incredible and efficient insulation – it takes fifteen inches of concrete to equal the insulation qualities of just one inch of wood

This article from Houzz is a great resource:

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/32586777/list/what-to-know-about-adding-a-reclaimed-wood-wall

In the article, the designer for the bathroom – Claudie Durbell – says it should cost $4 to $7; however, that is for barn wood. Goodwin is offering factory finished tongue and groove 1,000 year-old antique heart cypress that is warm and mysterious for only pennies more. In fact, for an 8X8 space, our highest end Heart Cypress Vertical grain sale grade costs under $600 in material!

Call us today for a complimentary consultation to explore how you can best incorporate this magnificent antique wood – on sale this month – in your home or office.

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Goodwin Partners Named to Architect Magazine’s “2015 Architect 50”

We were excited to see that Lake|Flato Architects came in at #6 on Architect magazines, “2015 Architect 50.”   Goodwin worked with Tenna Florian, AIA, LEED AP BD+C on the Naples Botanical Garden project late last year.

We were also thrilled that Gensler was named #3 on the list.  Goodwin provided 3-1/4″ River-Recovered® VERTICAL Precision Engineered Heart Pine for their Atlanta office.

Firms were evaluated based on an annual review of design, sustainability and business success.

Congratulations!!!!

Made in America…

More and more, today’s consumers are looking for local and sustainable options.  Whether it’s locally grown produce from the neighborhood farmer’s market or recycled building products from the local architectural salvage company, today’s marketplace demands an alternative to inferior and poorly crafted imports.  It should come as no surprise that discerning homeowners all over the country are seeking out similar products in the way of authentic, “Made in the U.S.A.” wood flooring.

We thought you’d like to see the fascinating process that Goodwin Company goes through to bring clients the finest in reclaimed heart pine engineered flooring.  In 2007, Goodwin became the first reclaimed wood company in the United States to manufacture an engineered floor here at home and not overseas.  Goodwin offers its Precision Engineered product in both River-Recovered® and Legacy (building reclaimed) Heart Pine.

The following photos are very interesting and intriguing.  They take you through the multi-stepped process of milling the highest quality flooring we know (even if it’s used as wainscoting like our clients did at the new Sea Scout base in Galveston, Tx.)  From the reclamation of gigantic heart pine beams out of deconstructed 19th century industrial buildings to sawing and finishing the final product, Goodwin means quality.  Goodwin means, “Made in America”.

The Local Public House: River-Recovered Heart Cypress Bar Tops make an Impression

Talk about adaptive re-use!  When San Antonio, Florida chef Curtis Beebe and his wife, Rebecca, purchased the old San Ann Market with their sights set on opening a fresh, new eatery they really went all out.  What emerged is The Local Public House.  And local it is.  From pork sourced out of Avon Park to greens that are grown in Brooksville, this little gastro-pub walks the walk.  They even serve 14 ever-changing Florida draft beers, including a couple from our friends over at Swamphead Brewery in Gainesville.

The best part is that when you saddle up to the bar to enjoy your home grown craft brew you’ll be saddling up to one of several thousand year old slabs of River-Recovered® Heart Cypress; perfected by nature, recovered from Florida’s spring fed rivers and milled by Goodwin Company.  Now that’s local!

Yes, Heart Pine Walls are Beautiful, Too!

Check out the progression of these beautiful tongue and groove River-Recovered® Heart Pine walls. Chris Webb of CW Interiors, Inc. / CWEBB Designs in Tampa, Florida has been installing these in a home in Tampa, Florida and they are just gorgeous. Chris, a true craftsman and stickler for detail, first fashioned a large room divider/shelving unit using Goodwin’s LEGACY™ (building reclaimed) Heart Pine and River-Recovered Heart Cypress. Next, he tackled the walls, paneling them with even more LEGACY heart pine. Traditional materials meet modern design in this latest Chris Webb creation. See what you think:

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Still Re-Building a Decade After Hurricane Katrina

A special thank you to Don Green for taking these photos of the Beauvoir Mansion, a National Historic Landmark in Biloxi, Mississippi. Goodwin is providing River-Recovered® Heart Cypress for the porch, which was damaged during Hurricane Katrina, 10 years ago this week. We can’t wait to see the finished product! Old growth, bald cypress is full of naturally occurring cypresene oil that renders it highly resistant to rot; important for a grand old survivor that looks out over the Gulf of Mexico all day long.

If You Guessed Bok Tower Gardens, You Were Correct!

Remember when we asked you to guess what our latest “gentle giant” was being transformed into? Hint: “her new home will be at a National Historic Landmark”.

If you guessed Bok Tower Gardens, you were correct!

Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Florida announced its expansion plans last year. Today, construction is in full force! Goodwin is proud to be providing headers, window sills, trim and siding for the new children’s interpretive center and outdoor demonstration kitchen. Our River-Recovered® Heart Cypress is the perfect complement to the rich culture and history of Bok Tower Gardens.

Goodwin is in the process of milling cypress for the project. Enjoy this video which offers a special inside look at the process:

And, check out these photos of the first run of siding as the transformation continues:

 

Read more about the expansion: http://boktowergardens.org/blog/gardens-announces-expansion-plans-on-85th-anniversary/

Admiring the Work of a Craftsman Using Goodwin Wood

We recently caught up with Gainesville, Florida craftsman, Steve Kessler, in his shop on a hot & humid July morning.  Steve was finishing up a door project for some clients who are doing a large renovation in their Coconut Grove home in Miami, Florida.

These folks knew exactly what they wanted and commissioned Steve to build their eight doors out of old growth, virgin, bald cypress.  Steve, of course, turned to the Goodwin Company.  We supplied him with tightly grained, thousand-year-old, River-Recovered® Heart Cypress in both vertical and select grain (quarter sawn and plain sawn).

Steve’s doors came with a lot of specifications too.  Some louvers were called out as working while others were faux.  Some louvers had a double face while others had a single.  Steve even found a miller who could mold a single louver disguised as a trio and he used a terrific little joiner called a Festool Domino XL to marry the stiles and rails together.

We think the doors turned out great.  Nothing beats the natural beauty and durability of old growth heart cypress.  Architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and A. Hays Town specified it in nearly every residential project they designed.  And in the hands of an experienced professional like Mr. Kessler, it is always bound to shine.  To contact Steve for your next project call him at 352-214-6386.

Wouldn’t you just love some of these in your home?