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.

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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.

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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:

Heart Cypress Feature Walls and Paneling a Focal Point of University of South Florida’s Coquina Club

When the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg Campus (USFSP) sought to freshen and update some campus buildings that were designed and built in the 1970s, they turned to our good friend and architect Beverly Frank of BFrank Studio in Tampa, Florida. Ms. Frank specified Goodwin’s River-Recovered® heart cypress wood paneling for the university’s Coquina Club project.

The renovation and addition aligns with USFSP’s Strategic and Master Plan.
The final design includes a multipurpose, indoor/outdoor lounge and event space. This newly renovated student-centered area has an outdoor pool, harborside lawn and access to the Haney Landing Sailing Center.

The Coquina Club features 50/50 mix of vertical and character heart cypress paneling – absolutely GEORGOUS! Goodwin also provided a large heart cypress slab countertop. Dan Petersen of Heritage Wood Finish Company finished the countertop as well as the heart cypress feature wall and paneling (Diamond 7 interior; WOCA oil exterior).

Here is a sneak peek of the project (more photos to come):

Willis-Smith is the general contractor and Home Pride Cabinets completed the cypress installation. The exterior inset feature wall includes routed lettering by Warren Kay of Kay Enterprises.

Educating the Next Generation of Sustainable Building Design Professionals

Goodwin Company was proud to welcome students from Will Zajac’s architectural design studio at the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville. Goodwin’s marketing director and resident historian, Jeffrey Forbes, gave the group a behind the scenes tour of Goodwin’s lumber mill.  Students learned about how River-Recovered® and reclaimed wood is sourced, processed and incorporated into sustainable design projects. Heart pine and heart cypress is not only ideal for traditional building, but these woods are trending in contemporary design.  Reclaimed wood feature walls are becoming especially popular in office buildings, high rises and ultra-modern living spaces.

Enjoy the photos of the tour!

Grand Opening of the Matheson Library & Archives

Open to Public this Saturday, October 14th

The Matheson Library & Archives will hold its grand opening celebration and tour on Saturday, October 14th from 11am – 4pm. The event is free and open to the public.  Goodwin milled an Old Florida longleaf heart pine floor for this very exciting historic preservation project.

Grand opening events include:

  • Guided tours of the Matheson Library & Archives (Bobby Parker, librarian and archivist)
  • Tour of the 1867 Matheson House (Peggy Macdonald, museum director)
  • Tison Tool Barn tour
  • Opening of the exhibit, “Finding the Fountain of Youth: Discovering Florida’s Magical Waters”

Formally the Gainesville Gospel Tabernacle Church and Melting Pot building, the Matheson Library & Archives has been renovated for the public and researchers alike to enjoy. We encourage you to stop by the grand opening event.  While there, be sure to check out the gorgeous Old Florida heart pine flooring!

 

 

Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) – We Had a BLAST!

Goodwin had an incredible time talking with old friends and meeting new ones at the 2017 Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) held at the beautiful Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida. We displayed some of our new products, including pre-finished River-Recovered® and reclaimed heart pine and heart cypress. Many of the people we spoke with confirmed that sinker cypress feature walls are all the rage, as more and more homeowners and businesses are exploring adding them to their home and offices.

Goodwin’s marketing manager, Jeffrey Forbes, produced a short video of highlights from the show. Enjoy!

Goodwin Proudly Sponsors Another Sustainable Design Project

Goodwin is a proud sponsor / partner of Team Daytona Beach and their participation in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Team Daytona Beach, which includes faculty and students from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Daytona State College, is embarking on a Solar BEACH (Building Efficient, Affordable, and Comfortable Homes) House project.  The

BEACH House is designed for a small family to live sustainably without sacrificing comfort.  Goodwin contributed 1000sf of random length heart pine shorts and a 6′-8″ River-Recovered® heart cypress slab to be used as a countertop.

Goodwin was approached by members of the Embry-Riddle and Daytona State College Solar Decathlon team to become sponsor of this project, which strives to promote environmentally responsible and sustainable building practices. Team Daytona Beach will build The BEACH House as an entry into the larger nationwide competition that features university teams from all over the country designing and building sustainable design projects. The 2017 Solar Decathlon Village will be open to the public in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, October 5th – Monday, October 9th and Thursday, October 12th – Sunday, October 15th.

Go Team Daytona Beach!

Learn more about the Solar BEACH House project:

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Floor featuring random length heart pine shorts, similar to the ones used in The BEACH House.

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Slab #66812, which will be converted into a gorgeous River-Recovered Heart Cypress countertop for the project.

Johnston Marklee Featured in Surface

Congratulations to Johnston Marklee, a Los Angeles architecture firm that designed the Menil Drawing Institute in Houston, Texas. Goodwin milled roughly 7000 sf of River-Recovered® Heart Cypress siding for the project.  Goodwin’s heart cypress was specified for its durable and rot resistant qualities.  The Menil Drawing Institute is scheduled to open in October.

Surface Article

Don’t forget – you can watch a “live” feed of the building being constructed, as was highlighted in a previous post.

Live Feed

Adamick Architecture in New Orleans Has a Heart for Cypress

Special thank you to our friends at Adamick Architecture in New Orleans for including Goodwin in their very informative article about sinker cypress / heart cypress.  We came to know architect Scott Heath while he was working on a restoration project in St. Augustine, Florida.  Adamick is comprised of talented and professional architects.  Their work includes commercial, residential, development, historical renovation and historical tax credits. We look forward to working with them in the future!  Check out the article: