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Naples Botanical Gardens – Handmade Bench Dedication

Goodwin was proud to present Mr. John Carson with a surprise to celebrate his 70th birthday. John is the owner’s rep for the gardens, and was deeply involved with the construction of the Eleanor and Nicholas Chabraja Visitor’s Interpretive Center (Goodwin milled 20,000 linear feet of River-Recovered® Heart Cypress for siding and trim for the project.)

Naples Botanical Gardens commissioned Goodwin to build a bench – dedicated to John – for the gardens. Jeffrey Forbes and Dan Peterson crafted the River-Recovered® Antique Heart Cypress Select bench by hand. Here are the pictures of its evolution: Read more

Modern Antique

Remember this beauty?

Since we don’t come across logs of this magnitude very often, our marketing coordinator Jeffrey thought it might be neat to re-create a classic photo from the 1800s depicting loggers posing with a fresh cut giant cypress back in the day.

Jeffrey staged our staff around the log in the exact positions as the 1800s loggers.  We think it is a spectacular modern-day replica.  What do you think?

 

Restoring History

Hard to believe it has been nine years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf coast. Lives, property and a huge piece of our history was lost in one fail swoop on that tragic August day. However, with every disaster, stories of triumph emerge. Goodwin was proud to be part of one of those triumphant “stories”.

The historic Charnley-Norwood house, designed by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, was literally torn apart by Hurricane Katrina. However, in 2013, the entire structure was restored to its original beauty. Architect Larry Albert specified Goodwin Company to supply antique wood for the restoration. We provided 800sf of River-Recovered® Curly Heart Pine T&G V-joint paneling, and 1000sf of 3-1/4″ Legacy (building reclaimed) heartpine T&G flooring.

We would like to share the short documentary, By the Hand of the Unseen Poet by Ellis Anderson.

Learn more at: http://www.savemyplacems.com/listing/charnley-norwood-house/

As an additional note, this project received a 2014 Heritage Award for Preservation Education. We were honored to be part of restoring this important piece of our nation’s history!

How to Remove a Wax Finish and Recoat with Water-Based Poly

It’s always heartwarming to be able to help a client who purchased a floor from us over 20 years ago. George and Cyndi Watkins wanted to take the wax finish off their River Recovered® Heart Pine floors, then stain and coat them with a water-based polyurethane. The Watkins are discerning clients who know what they […]

Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour

Planning to attend the Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour this weekend?  If so, be sure to stop by the Rongat Sangaree/Seibert House at 110 17th Street.  Our good friends Mike and Carole Seibert installed a beautiful Goodwin River-Recovered® Heart Pine Character floor in their home, which is part of the tour.  If you are […]

Charnley-Norwood House

We want to extend a special thank you to Greg Cater for posting a wonderful article about Goodwin’s work on the Charnley-Norwood house to his blog: http://reclaimedwoodblog.com/

We appreciate your kind words and support, Greg! The photos you see are courtesy of photographer Hubert Worley: http://hfw2.com/portfolio/

A Conversation Piece…

Touching history is something we do everyday at Goodwin Company. From the axe hewn ends of a thousand year old bald cypress tree to the double cat face on a five hundred year old longleaf pine, it is never lost on us that our hands weren’t the first to handle these precious treasures; the once […]

Picturesque Perfection

Yes, Goodwin Wood is Perfect for your Mountain Cabin!
So, you’re finally ready to build your luxury mountain cabin. You’ve been working toward having both the time and additional capital to at last enjoy a beautiful second or retirement home in the mountains. The breathtaking mountain landscapes are filled with cozy wooden mansions. These homes are enjoyed by generations of family members and passed down as family heirlooms. People literally spend millions of dollars to build their perfect mountain retreat. Perhaps this is why it always amazes me when I see one of these enormous homes built on a picturesque mountain ridge using non-durable, extremely knotty, and sometimes very unappealing and unsightly boards.. The homeowner probably paid a lot of money for this wood, but it is certainly not the quality you would expect or even want in such an expensive and beautiful home.

Many people get sold on cheap imitations, which end up costing them more in repairs and maintenance in the long run

Did you know that Goodwin premium grades can be often be purchased at near the same price as some inferior woods? If you are going to go all out and build a wood home, don’t you want to use products which are not only attractive, but also durable, dependable, and termite resistant? From flooring and inside paneling to exterior siding and stair parts, Goodwin is your one-stop shop for acquiring the most beautiful and durable wood in the world. Read more

More Reclaimed Wood Furniture Ideas

For the Artist in All of Us What is so wonderful about reclaimed wood furniture is the uniqueness of each piece. These stools made from reclaimed wood  are a great find, handcrafted by designer Nicolai Czumaj-Bront, no two are alike. He calls them “pitch stools”.

More Reclaimed Wood Furniture

Mitz Takahashi is a furniture designer/maker located in Montreal who works with reclaimed wood and materials. His creations range from vintage to modern, and his use of reclaimed wood gives his work that extra flair that makes people take notice. The hallway console, featured here is made from reclaimed Cherry, Walnut, Birch, Mahogany, Maple.   […]

DIY Log Furniture for Dad

Here’s a unique Father’s Day gift, DIY log furniture kits, Featuring ‘re-purposed’ logs from southern Colorado burn scars and Colorado Beetle Kill Pine to bring a unique quality to each piece of furniture.  These reclaimed wood furniture designs  utilize an easy to use iron leg system so, anyone with an old log, a chainsaw and […]

Reclaimed Wood Furniture

Reclaimed wood furniture is growing in popularity, we have looked around and found some interesting items to share: DIY, upcycled or master craftsmen, take your choice! Master Craftsman The Crivelli Table dining table kitchen island 72″ x 24″ x 3… brandmojo interiors $1,175.00 USD