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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.

Sinker Cypress – Antique Wood Treasures

Goodwin works with sinker cypress that is at least 800 years old. The large diameter logs yield heart cypress slabs that are of great width. Both the size of the slabs and density of its grain makes heart cypress desirable for projects such as walls, ceilings, table tops, shelves, mantles, or bar tops.

Antique wood feature walls are trending in both traditional  and contemporary design. The accompanying video features two pieces of heart cypress that will ultimately frame a wall of Shou Sugi Ban art (a Japanese style of wood burning.) Since the slabs will each run flush with a wall, the best edge of the slab was selected and the other was sawn.

Check out this short video featuring sinker cypress slabs:

River-Recovered® Heart Pine Adds Southern Charm to Popular BBQ Restaurant

Venture down to the foot of the intercoastal bridge in Flagler Beach and you will find a charming restaurant featuring true southern BBQ. Baynes BBQ was founded by Chef Bayne Hayes less than a year ago.

Hayes wanted the interior design of his restaurant to reflect the southern heritage behind his tasty bbq. Goodwin milled 3-1/4″ River-Recovered Heart Pine Character grade to create feature walls and a bar front.  We also supplied a large River-Recovered Heart Cypress slab for liquor shelves behind the bar.

Baynes BBQ is a truly green and sustainable building project, as almost every wood feature in the restaurant can claim the title of reclaimed wood. Even the maple table tops are reclaimed wood from an old bowling alley in Gainesville, Florida.

Florida folk – next time you get a hankerin’ for some true southern fried pickles, Brunswick stew, mac’n cheese, collard greens, piles of BBQ pork, brisket, ribs, chicken & sausage and of course, homemade banana pudding, it’s well worth a trip to Baynes BBQ.  And, when you go, let us know what you think of the heart pine!

This is How We Finish…

This video shows Goodwin’s Naily heart pine being finished on site by our partner Heritage Wood Finish Company (HWFC).  Goodwin has partnered with HWFC to develop proprietary, custom finishes specifically formulated for our resinous antique River-Recovered® and reclaimed wood. Goodwin now offers a variety of install ready products – including wide plank flooring, wood walls, wood ceilings and wood paneling – featuring custom colors, textures and environmentally friendly finishes:

  • Zero to very low volatile compounds
  • Second in hardness only to diamonds
  • Customizable to fit your specific design needs
  • Child, pet and environmentally friendly

Goodwin’s antique heart pine beams are recovered from 19th century industrial buildings where carpenters would choose the best face of the beam to nail to. This results in our beautiful naily faced floor grade we get to enjoy now, two centuries later.

Our finisher guides the milled flooring and wood paneling material onto the finishing machine. This is the final process in the manufacturing of our finished wood flooring and paneling for wood walls and ceilings. The grade in the video features rich red tones as a result of oxidation during its life in the industrial buildings. Splashes of yellow heart can be found throughout the grade as well. The black staining around the nail holes is also a result of oxidation. This chemical reaction occurs between the extractives in the antique wood and the iron nails that were used so many years ago resulting the rustic unique character that we see today.

This historic reclaimed wood can’t help but hint to its past even in modern spaces, like the window sills featured in Gainesville, Florida’s Swamphead Brewery. As you can see, introducing antique wood walls, wood paneling or wood flooring adds a warm, natural and relaxing feel to any room in your home or office. From sinker cypress wood walls, paneling and ceilings to heartpine flooring and accents, the use of River-Recovered® and reclaimed wood in contemporary design is on the rise as consumers seek unique and sustainable products to personalize their home and work spaces.

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention Re-Cap

Goodwin had a wonderful time making new friends and seeing old ones at the 2017 AIA Convention in Orlando, Florida.  We were pleased to exhibit alongside numerous luxury and high end manufacturers, all showing off the latest architectural products and design trends.  It was refreshing to see just how popular antique wood is in contemporary design. More and more architects are specifying wood for projects outside the scope of historical renovation.  In fact, reclaimed wood kitchen floors, cypress wood walls and antique wood paneling were some of the hottest 2017 contemporary design trends featured at the convention.

For those of you who could not be there, our Marketing Manager, Jeffrey Forbes, produced this video to give you an inside look at the convention. Enjoy!

Don’t Forget to Visit Goodwin at AIA!

Carol, Jeffrey and Dan are at the 2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference Expo in Orlando, Florida today and tomorrow (April 27th and 28th).  Don’t forget to download your free expo pass.  Stop by our both (#1129) to receive a flash drive with two (2) free CEUs.  We will also be conducting live demonstrations on the ease of installing antique heart cypress and heart pine walls and paneling.

You can also register to receive information on our new design contest where one lucky AIA member will receive up to $10,000 of antique wood paneling for their home or office. More exciting details to come….

Hope to see you at AIA!

AIA Pass

 

Contemporary Application of Building Reclaimed Longleaf Pine

Goodwin was proud to be part of the Nimbus building project in Gainesville, Florida.  We milled pine beams from an old depot building that was previously on the site to create gorgeous building reclaimed longleaf pine walls. Take a look:

River-Recovered® and reclaimed wood is perfect for energy efficient buildings such as Nimbus, as antique wood is an excellent insulator. And, let’s not forget to mention that it perfectly complements and warms up any modern space.  There are many contemporary uses for antique longleaf pine. Contact us to explore how this beautiful wood can make over your home or office.

Goodwin Company Featured at IBS 2017

Goodwin Company Featured Alongside the Hottest Contemporary Home Ideas at IBS 2017

Goodwin Company was proud to show off our wood at the 2017 International Builders’ Show (IBS).  This year, the show featured the latest in contemporary home ideas.  We were excited to see just how many ways our River-Recovered® Heart Pine and River-Recovered Heart Cypress can be used to complement the numerous products showcased.

Special thank you to Hafele America. Their booth featured a beautiful Heart Cypress slab countertop. Michael Bright of Bright Woodworks in St. Petersburg, Florida crafted it using Goodwin wood. It was one of the biggest hits of the show!

Jeffrey Forbes, Goodwin’s marketing coordinator, produced this wonderful video summarizing the 2017 IBS:

IBS 2017 reinforced that sustainable design is becoming more and more important to consumers. Goodwin has and always will operate using sustainable, eco-friendly manufacturing practices. Esteemed architects and designers specify Goodwin’s materials for all types of work, including modern and sustainable design projects.

2017 is the year to add wood to your contemporary space.  Wood walls are especially chic and add depth, warmth and character. Not only is it easy to install, but its insulation benefits are impressive (one inch of wood is equivalent to 15” of concrete).  Incorporating wood on the outside of your home or corporate space is also “in” for 2017.  Antique Heart Cypress, including the on-hand, faster ship stock Goodwin currently on has special, is perfect for exterior ceiling and paneling because it is not only absolutely gorgeous, but also rot resistant.

Enjoy Jeffrey’s video from IBS, and give us a call to see how we can help you make over your space in 2017.

Go Bolts!

Beautiful Things Happen When Lightning Strikes

Tampa Bay Lightning fans can enjoy an even more enhanced experience at the newly remodeled Lexus Lounge at the Amalie Arena.  Goodwin supplied nearly 3000sf of 3-1/4″ vertical and character grade River-Recovered® Heart Cypress in an 80%/20% mix to the project. Dan Peterson, Heritage Wood Finishing Company, finished the wood with Diamond 7, a beautiful and durable finish he formulated exclusively for Goodwin.

The patterned placement of the cypress on the bar fronts, walls and ceilings is designed to be reminiscent of lightning strikes and fulgurites (“Fulgur” is Latin for lightning).

“Every tree has a story to tell, and we are extremely proud to be able to include the tremendous story of this River-Recovered® Heart Cypress wood from Goodwin in our Lexus Lounge. The detail and craftsmanship are stunningly beautiful. This wood adds the perfect ‘pop’ to this world-class space.” – Mike O’Donnell, senior facilities project manager, Amalie Arena – Home of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Words cannot describe the breathtaking experience of walking into the arena surrounded by beautiful and sustainable antique wood on either side.

The lounge is contemporary, modern and sleek.  Its bright glow is warmed and complemented by the antique heart cypress appointments. The bald cypress is native to Florida and would have grown in great stands all around Tampa Bay; reaching 100ft. in height and 2000-3000 years old.

Goodwin partnered with architect Beverly Frank, (Gould Evans Architects) now principal at BFRANK Studio in Tampa, Florida; Mike O’Donnell, senior facilities project manager for Amalie Arena; and Bryan Curry of Curry Cabinetry in Tampa.

Photos by Native House Photography