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!

 

Reclaimed Wood Class and Road Trip

Goodwin was excited to present, “Architectural and Design Uses of Reclaimed Wood” to 62 architects at MiaGreen. We answered lots of questions about installation, moisture control and sustainable forestry.  The story behind sinker cypress and the process of recovering logs always engages the audience.  A good time was had by all!

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While in South Florida, we visited a number of friends to show off Goodwin’s new factory finished reclaimed wood, including Moor, Baker & Associates Architects, P.A. and Bonded Floors in Vero Beach (who we’ve worked with for over 20 years).

Congratulations Chris Baker of Moor, Baker & Associates Architects, P.A. !

Congratulations Chris Baker of Moor, Baker & Associates Architects, P.A. !

We also stopped by Uline’s vacation home in Everglades City to see their Goodwin engineered floor. As we made our way up the coast, we made a stop at Architect’s Unlimited in Naples and at Chico’s Headquarters in Ft Myers. Chico’s founders, Marvin and Helene Gralnick put a Goodwin Heart Pine floor in their home 25 years ago. The Gralnick’s wanted to use Goodwin’s Wild Black Cherry flooring in their new stores; however, solid unfinished wood proved too challenging for commercial contractors.

Our good friends Marvin and Helene Gralnick, founders of Chico’s

Our good friends Marvin and Helene Gralnick, founders of Chico’s

Today our factory finished engineered floor in any custom color is ‘install ready’ for high-end commercial or residential projects. Thank you Marvin and Helene. We were honored to provide you with your River-Recovered ® Antique Heart Pine floor!

 

The Walls are Going Up!

Check out the progress of our new building.  The walls are going up!

We now offer a variety of pre-finish and color choices for our reclaimed wood. This building will allow us to keep more milled product on hand by providing acclimatized storage for engineered and factory finished stock.

Using a custom finish formulated exclusively for Goodwin, our factory finished reclaimed wood flooring and paneling are handcrafted and ready to install.

Contact us today for more information.

From Cinema Verde to the Oxford Film Fest….

Longleaf…the Heart of Pine will be screened at the Oxford Film Fest on Sunday, February 21st from 3:00pm – 4:45pm at Malco Oxford Commons – 206 Commonwealth Blvd – Oxford, Mississippi.

The documentary offers an intriguing look into the rich history and future of longleaf pine forests.  Preserving these treasures is imperative to ensure their survival for future generations to enjoy. After seeing the film, you will better understand how using River-Recovered® and antique reclaimed woods (vs. harvesting from new trees) promotes the longevity of these majestic forests.

 

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:

Hope to See You at Cinema Verde

Are you planning to see Longleaf: The Heart of Pine at the upcoming Cinema Verde Environmental Film Festival in Gainesville?  If so, let us know.  We will be attending as well and would love to see you! In the meantime, here is another sneak peek:

Special thanks to Noel Leroux for writing a wonderful feature about the film in Gainesville Downtown.