Wood You Look at That: Rare, Historical Treasure at Goodwin

Calling All Education Enthusiasts

Are you fascinated with history? Better yet, do timeless pieces of literature delight you?  Here at Goodwin Company, we are the proud possessor of, “An Inside Story of Tidewater Red Cypress for Interiors of Beauty and Stability”.  In our showroom, we carry this book originating in 1936 that gives wisdom on “The Wood Eternal”, Cypress that develops in the waters. It provides some of the rich history behind our River-Recovered® Heart Cypress collections.

Pieces of the Publication

“An Inside Story of Tidewater Red Cypress for Interiors of Beauty and Stability” is 28 pages packed with photos, information, and unique facts on how long cypress has been around, and how ancient civilizations utilized this antique wood throughout history.  Did you know cypress was the material used to construct mummy cases?  Modern day caskets adopt the same techniques, demonstrating that history does repeat itself.

Drilling Into the Past to Understand the Present

Classic literature enlightens readers to take a look inside earlier days, building knowledge on a previously studied topic or something unfamiliar and totally new.  One of a kind finds like this print are preserved and often cannot be duplicated.  Seasoned articles and books are essential to comprehend how the past molds the present, often providing insight and inspiration.

Comparable Customs

Upon reading the book, Goodwin Company follows the same traditions practiced in the earlier times.  Our Eternal Collection consists of dense cypress logs that floated down the river in the 18th and 19th centuries, before being retrieved from river bottoms and constructed into our signature sinker cypress wood products.  Much the same as the logs recovered 100,000 years ago, our logs are crafted delicately to establish the longevity and low maintenance to last a lifetime.

Wood You Like to Know More?

Fortunately, the book has been digitized and is available electronically. Or, you can stop by our showroom here at Goodwin to see the unique book in its physical form, then take a gander at our very own Heart Cypress and see how we deliver to your custom needs.  Here’s a look at how one homeowner used our River-Recovered® Heart Cypress Pecky to enhance their den:

Wood You Look at That: Rare, Historical Treasure at Goodwin

Sneak Peek: Local Provisions

We are extremely excited about one of our latest commercial projects.  Local Provisions is a new restaurant opening in the affluent Town of Tioga located in North Florida. Our good friend Nancey Jones at LEVEL Architecture designed the interior which incorporated 55sf of 3-1/4” Goodwin’s River-Recovered® Heart Pine Curly paneling on the face of the hostess stand and 80lf of River-Recovered Heart Pine finished 1x12s for the shelving next to the stand. Ryland Wagner of Joyner Construction – who we partnered with on the Firestone and Matheson Library & Archives projects – managed the build.

We were able to get some “sneak peek” photos of the inside and boy, is it GORGEOUS.  Once complete, we will post some professional photography for you to enjoy!

 

Goodwin Project Featured in New LAKE|FLATO Architects’ Book

Goodwin Project Featured in New LAKE|FLATO Architects’ Book

Goodwin Company partnered with LAKE|FLATO architects in San Antonio, Texas to provide our River-Recovered® and reclaimed Heart Cypress for the construction of the Eleanor and Nicholas Chabraja Visitor’s Center at Naples Botanical Garden. The end result was gorgeous – so much so that it is among the 15 projects detailed in LAKE|FLATO Architects’ new book, Nature | Place | Craft | Restraint. If you liked what Goodwin did for the Naples Botanical Garden, you’ll definitely want to check out the other amazing projects in this new book!

River-Recovered and reclaimed wood is trending in 2021.  If you have an upcoming remodeling, historic restoration or new construction project, our antique wood specialists can help select the perfect species to warm up your home or commercial space.  Give us a call to learn more today.

Be sure to follow our new Daily Log on Twitter. It’s chock full of fun facts and interesting tidbits.  We invite you to take a short break from the workday to see what news floats down the river!

LAKE|FLATO Architects Releases New Book

A few years ago, Goodwin Company partnered with LAKE|FLATO architects in San Antonio, Texas to provide our River-Recovered® and reclaimed Heart Cypress for the construction of the Eleanor and Nicholas Chabraja Visitor’s Center at Naples Botanical Garden. We’re happy to announce that this is one of the 15 projects detailed in LAKE|FLATO Architects’ new book,  Nature | Place | Craft | Restraint. If you liked what Goodwin did for the Naples Botanical Garden, you’ll definitely want to check out their other amazing projects in this new book!

Exploring the Rustic Side of Heart Pine

Goodwin’s Legacy Heart Pine in particular is a popular species often specified for projects in coastal areas. This new “lodge-like” home on Florida’s East Coast was designed by Marcia Hendry of Urban Cracker Design. Goodwin provided 1800 square feet of 7″ Vintage Precision Engineered (PE) and Legacy Naily Heart Pine for the project. The Vintage PE was used for flooring, and the Naily Heart Pine for paneling and cabinetry. Take a look:

The rich color and character of Legacy Heart Pine complements the metal and brick to create a distinguished yet rugged appearance. White ceramic was used to lighten the space. The walnut countertops and monkey pod wood slab table were crafted by Dan Peterson of Heritage Wood Finishing Company.

Hendry stumbled upon Goodwin while she was searching for unusual wood species.

“[Everyone at Goodwin was] wonderful to work with and always supplied samples and superb knowledge. They’re awesome, and that’s an understatement! Local, been around for a long time, and know what they’re doing: that’s what I think separates Goodwin from the rest.”

Marcia Hendry, Urban Cracker Design

Photos courtesy of Kamaran Wilson

It’s an Education!

Goodwin’s River-Recovered®, building reclaimed, and sustainably harvested woods have been specified for use in educational institutions. The historically significant heart pine and heart cypress lend themselves well to the mission of education. Goodwin’s wood offers private schools, colleges and universities a fresh, modern look and warm, welcoming environment for students to study, assemble, and socialize.

Let’s take a look at a few of our educational institution projects:

University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

The Edge

USFSP The Edge-120

Babcock Neighborhood School
Punta Gorda, Florida

Reading Nooks and Feature Walls

Babcock Neighborhood School

Stetson University
DeLand, Florida

Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center

New Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center Features Contemporary Use of Antique Heart Cypress

Photo courtesy of the Daytona Beach News-Journal/Lola Gomez

University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Otis Hawkin’s Center for Academic and Personal Excellence

Otis Hawkin’s Center for Academic and Personal Excellence

University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Dasburg House

Dasburg House

Wild Black Cherry Adds Style and Charm to Handcrafted Vanity

Take a look at these stunning photos of a vanity handcrafted by our good friend Chris Webb of CW Interiors, Inc. / CWEBB Designs in Tampa, Florida. The vanity pictured incorporates pear wood (drawer faces and panels) and Goodwin’s sustainably harvested Wild Black Cherry (drawer interiors, legs and bandings). Take a look:

Chris Webb’s extraordinary quality and custom craftsmanship is highly sought after by esteemed building design professionals. He is no stranger to Goodwin as he frequently utilizes our products in his projects:

Wild Black Cherry Feature Walls and Accents

Legacy Heart Pine Walls and River-Recovered® Heart Cypress Credenza

We always enjoy sharing Chris’ work and look forward to partnering with him on his next project!

Photos by Native House Photography

 

River-Recovered® Heart Cypress Adds Character to Cigar City Brewing

You’ve seen the photos of Goodwin’s River-Recovered® Heart Cypress in the Lexus Lounge at Tampa, Florida’s Amalie Arena.  We partnered with our good friend, Beverly Frank of B Frank Studio in Tampa (previously with Gould Evans) for this project.

The Tampa Bay Lightning recently announced a partnership with Cigar City Brewing, naming the Tampa brewery as its official craft brewer. As a result, garage space at Amalie Arena was designated to be remodeled into a retail taproom for Cigar City.

Beverly Frank was again engaged by Amalie Arena to design this exciting new space.  She specified nearly 2000sf of Goodwin’s 2-1/4″ River-Recovered Heart Cypress Character to appoint interior ceilings, walls and the exterior entryway of the brewery.  Take a look:

Historically, old growth bald cypress grew thick in the many sloughs around Tampa Bay and commonly lived to be 1000 years old or more. Heart Cypress Character grade features a rustic, relaxed feel that complements the sleeker finishes in the overall space, creating the perfect environment to enjoy a fresh craft beer.

Heart Cypress Character is 100% heart, 100% dense growth and has subtle, graceful swirling grain with a blend of vertical and feathery patterns.  It can include some pecky areas, face checks, knots of any size and a good bit of color variation from warm honey through cinnamon tan to light chocolate tones.

Bryan Curry of Curry Cabinetry in Tampa was brought back to perform the installation.  He also worked on the Lexus Lounge project.

Photos by Amy Lamb of Native House Photography.

We Don’t Compromise on Quality

wood flooring

After more than four decades in business, Goodwin continues to operate with the same high standards we did when we started back in 1976. Architects, designers, and building design professionals especially appreciate the time, quality, and craftsmanship that goes into each and every Goodwin product:

  • We use what is arguably the strictest grading standard in the industry. Our 100% American-made wood is milled with strict grading guidelines to ensure our customers truly enjoy the finest products on the market.
  • Goodwin invests in quality, accurate machinery. Our mill is operated by skilled craftsmen who have an eye for quality. In fact, our founder George Goodwin is still the company sawyer!
  • Our on-site storage facility ensures that our woods can be perfectly preserved until they are ordered. This means you don’t have to wait for the entire milling process to be complete or the season to be right to enjoy antique wood that looks freshly milled.

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The Goodwin Difference

There have been many imitators over the years and there are still companies who claim the same standards as Goodwin.  However, the proof is in the quality and craftsmanship, which is why we challenge you to compare Goodwin’s wood side-by-side to any other finished wood in the world and you will clearly see why we are considered the industry gold standard. Give us a call to learn more today!

Back to the Beach!

Goodwin’s River-Recovered®, reclaimed and sustainable woods are often specified for coastal projects.  Our wood is perfect for any beachside residence or commercial space.  Take a look at this gorgeous residence in Key West, Florida.  This contemporary, new construction home features Goodwin’s Pecky Cypress on the ceilings and precision engineered Wild Black Cherry flooring throughout:

When it comes to livable luxury, building design professionals incorporate antique and sustainable wood to achieve a fresh yet warm feel. Are you planning to remodel your home in 2020?  If so, give the antique and sustainable wood experts at Goodwin a call today!

Antique Legacy ™ Heart Pine Flooring & Stairs

Sam Carroll Construction in Savannah, Georgia utilized Goodwin’s Antique Legacy™ Heart Pine to custom craft new flooring and a unique set of stairs for the The Vernon River Estate. The project was part of a full interior and exterior renovation. Take a look:

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Goodwin provided 4″x11″x4′ LEGACY grade solid stair treads which were stained and routed on-site for LED light strips. We also provided LEGACY ship lap siding for the exterior of the staircases:

The new stairs perfectly complement the 2810sf of 3-1/4″, 5-1/4″ & 9″ tongue and groove LEGACY flooring.

Antique Legacy is popular in both traditional and modern designs. Give us a call to learn more about our beautiful Antique Legacy products.

 

Wild Black Cherry – A Wise Investment

Goodwin was proud to partner with our good friends at LEVEL Architecture and THEORY Construction to provide some of our beautiful, highly sought after wild black cherry for one of their latest projects.

A Gainesville, Florida investment firm now has a gorgeous baffle wall and ceiling featuring Goodwin’s wild black cherry s4s (surface four sides).  Take a look:

Photos by: Severine Photography

Notice how the wild black cherry baffle wall and ceiling are used to break up the room space in a contemporary way.  The versatility of reclaimed, recovered and sustainably harvested wood allows expert design professionals to creatively apply the material and elevate ultra-contemporary settings.

It’s amazing the big impact a little wild cherry can make. Are you interested in taking your home or office to the next level?  If so, your friends at Goodwin are ready to help.  Give us a call today!

Heavy Roast and Heartpine

The Opus Coffee House  #7 – located in the Gainesville, Florida Innovation Square district near the University of Florida – has a new look just in time for the start of the school year.  Students and patrons of Opus Coffee House #7 can now enjoy their java in a warm, relaxing atmosphere adorned with beautiful antique longleaf heartpine.

The project designer, Nancey Jones of LEVEL Architecture + Interiors, specified Goodwin’s antique longleaf heartpine for a gorgeous feature wall and bar front.  The bar front is blue sap stain and then hand-stained mocha brown by Heritage Wood Finish Company.  Both perfectly complement the subtle polished concrete floors.

Nancey Jones was kind enough to provide us with the renderings and photos of the project which allows us to showcase the remodel from start to finish.  Take a look:

Professional renderings of the proposed space:

Working hard!

The finished product:

Want to learn more about how antique longleaf can transform any space in your home or office? If so, give Goodwin’s antique wood experts a call today!

Sneak Peek: River-Recovered® Heart Cypress

A financial consultant in Ocala, Florida is incorporating River-Recovered® Heart Cypress Select and Character into his downtown office.  The owner of the space was inspired by the photos of the Visit Tampa Bay office with its rustic wall paneling acting as a foil for the sleeker finishes. As a result, he is paneling the front entrance reception area and the breakroom with Heart Cypress. He is also incorporating it into the ceiling of the bathroom.

While the project is far from complete, our client was kind enough to take some photos to give us a sneak peek.  Take a look:

We cannot wait to see the finished project!  Stay tuned…we will be sending a photographer out to get some photos once it is complete.

The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art and Legacy Vertical Heart Pine

The 80,000 square foot James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art in St. Petersburg, Florida features a vast collection of art acquired by Tom and Mary James.  The couple, who has always been captivated by the art, wildlife and landscape of the western United States, has collected more than 3,000 pieces over the past five decades. The James Museum houses 400-500 of the most premier works of art from their private collection.

Goodwin partnered with Corey Cathcart of Integrity Floors to provide 300 sq. ft. of 3 ¼” building reclaimed Legacy Vertical Heart Pine during the construction of the James Museum.  He installed this beautiful antique wood on the underside of the gorgeous bridge that crosses over the simulated sandstone canyon that encompasses the museum entrance.  Take a look:

Photos by Beth M. Green Photography

Goodwin was proud to be part of such an exciting project. The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art is a must see for any art connoisseur!

Learn more about the James Museum and their exhibitions and educational programs.

Antique Wood Design – We Do That, Too!

Although many of our clients are building design professionals, every so often a homeowner comes to us seeking our antique wood design expertise. Take a look at these photos of a 20 ft. tall ceiling we designed for a home in St. Simons Island, Georgia.

The owners desired to incorporate a traditional look to what was a really high, float away, white ceiling. We designed a gorgeous antique wood ceiling crafted from Goodwin’s River-Recovered® Heart Cypress Select. The 717 sf coffered sinker cypress ceiling – 9” wide tongue and groove installed on a 45 degree angle – was designed to add warmth and visual interest. The larger wrapped beams running east to west are 14″ deep and 8″ wide. The smaller wrapped beams running north to south are 10″ deep and 6″ wide. All of the sinker cypress was finished on site with oil.

Antique Wood Design

Wrapped Beam Layout

Antique Wood Design – We Do That, Too!

Wrapped Beam Detail

Would you like to incorporate antique wood into your home or office? If so, give our design experts a call today. We can create the look of your dreams!

Incorporating Multiple Antique Wood Products to Achieve a Unique, Modern Look

This vintage beach home on Florida’s First Coast is being remodeled and incorporates a variety of Goodwin woods to achieve a unique, modern look.  Still under renovation, this home in sunny Ponte Vedra, Florida (near Jacksonville) is taking on a distinctive style all its own.

Once complete, the home will feature 2360sf of Goodwin’s Vintage Precision Engineered (building reclaimed) heart pine ceilings and floors.  This is the first time that we know of where an engineered product is being incorporated into a ceiling.  It looks absolutely gorgeous!

The custom crafted contemporary stair rail, stairs and treads are Legacy (building reclaimed) solid heart pine.  Legacy heart pine was also used for the upstairs hall shelves.  All Legacy wood was then stained a beautiful, deep, rich chocolate color.

Finally, the River-Recovered® Heart Cypress Character used on the vaulted ceiling contrasts nicely with the light gray painted walls.

We love sharing sneak peeks of building and remodeling projects in progress.  We look forward to posting stunning photos of this newly remodeled beach home once complete.

River-Recovered® Heart Pine and Heart Cypress Add Contemporary Grace and Elegance to High End Home

Our good friend Mark Jefferson of Jefferson Woodworking sent us a sneak peek of a high end residential project he is in the process of completing for a client.

Mark used Goodwin’s River-Recovered Heart Pine Vertical Clear to face the stair treads and the central stringer (spine) in this very contemporary floating staircase:

River-Recovered Heart Cypress Vertical Clear and Pecky Cypress make up the feature wall and gorgeous ceiling.

The side angle close-up shows how the pecky alone is raised, thus giving a depth and three-dimensional aspect to the surface:

Why does Mark choose Goodwin wood for high end projects? “It makes a difference for discerning clients – the look plus a story,”  explains Mark.

Goodwin enjoys working with talented craftsmen like Mark who are as passionate about delivering an excellent product as we are!

Stay tuned for more photos once the project is complete.

“It makes a difference for discerning clients – the look plus a story.” – Mark Jefferson of Jefferson Woodworking

Heart Cypress Feature Wall

Heart Cypress Feature Wall

Adds Beauty and “Grace” to Non-Profit Reception Area

Grace Place, a non-profit organization in Naples, Florida that helps children and families, now has a gorgeous River-Recovered® Heart Cypress feature wall in their reception area to recognize their generous donors.  The wood feature wall was crafted using 120 sq.ft of River-Recovered Heart Cypress Select and Vertical with trim.  Dan Petersen of Heritage Wood Finish Company coated it with his signature UV Diamond 7, a proprietary finish he formulated specifically for Goodwin.

Goodwin partnered with David Corban Architects, who were referred to us by our good friend Tenna Florian from Lake/Flato Architects. This is one of the most creative uses of a wood feature wall we have seen.  What a unique and beautiful way for a non-profit organization to recognize and demonstrate how much they value their donors!