Goodwin Company has specialises in recovering antique heart pine and heart cypress from rivers and old buildings to produce luxury flooring, stair parts and mill work. Goodwin offers additional fine wood species, including wild black cherry, and produces a 'Precision Engineered' wood flooring, which looks and lasts like a solid.
Take a look at this gorgeous Legacy™ Vertical Heart Pine floor installed in a home in a Beaufort, South Carolina island community.
Goodwin provided 1900sq.ft. if 3 ¼” solid Legacy Vertical Heart Pine flooring and stair treads for this residential remodeling project.
Special thank you to the homeowner for your very kind words!
“Goodwin Heart Pine treated me extremely well. They educated me on all of the various grades and types of flooring as I changed my mind numerous times about what would be best in my house. Because of their professionalism and patience, I was able to get the flooring and look that I had imagined. I looked at a lot of suppliers, and there is no doubt Goodwin came out on top. I could not be happier with the service, pricing, and follow up.”
We are often asked if our antique flooring can be installed over concrete. The answer is, “YES!”
This modern farmhouse was designed using reclaimed post and beam construction, a style typical of old New England farmhouses. Interestingly, while the design is typical, the foundation is slab on grade which is not typical of New England. Therefore, the architect specified Goodwin’s engineered flooring to glue down, sand and finish on site. The final product was 1925sf of 7″ Vintage Precision Engineered (PE) flooring along with 32 Legacy™ (building reclaimed) heart pine stair treads.
A day spent watching Randy and Paula from Florida Crotchwood sawing our River-Recovered® heart cypress logs with their mobile sawmill is a day well spent. Take a look at the gorgeous slabs they were able to get from this log!
You may notice a beautiful green stain on some of the slabs. When the original loggers from hundreds of years ago were transporting cypress logs, they would often implant iron eyelets to help them haul the log to the riverside. When the logs sank, the iron eyelets would decay. The cypress would absorb the mineral, leaving green stains behind. If you look closely, you’ll even see the bark disturbed from where the eyelets use to be! It’s one of the many beautiful and historically significant things you’ll find in River-Recovered® heart cypress.
Goodwin’s own Jeffrey Forbes was invited to present, “Behind the Scenes in Historic Preservation: A Photographic Journey” to the Hawthorne Area Historical Society as part of their recognition of National Historic Preservation Month. Jeffrey gave an overview of Goodwin’s mission and role in historic preservation. He also covered the history of the longleaf forest, introduced a river logging video and presented highlights through stories and photos of the preservation projects that have specified Goodwin’s antique wood, including the Texas Governor’s Mansion, Charnley Norwood House, Beauvoir, Firestone, and the Matheson Museum.
Jeffrey enjoyed talking with the group and would like to thank board members Robert & Pat Moore, Bonita Moore, Mona Moore and Dorothy Smiljanich for extending this invitation for him to speak!
This gorgeous 8000 sq. ft. contemporary farmhouse was constructed by Bella Custom Homes in Huxley, Iowa and featured in a regional home show. Goodwin supplied 3100 sq. ft. of a 5
1/4″/ 7″/ 9″ mix of Legacy™ Heart Pine Character and Naily grades. The flooring was installed by Gary & Kath Barnum of Barnum Quality Hardwood Floors in Clive, Iowa. The building reclaimed heart pine is a very rustic and relaxing foil for the sleeker finishes. Take a look:
Take a look at this sign at the at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo in Gainesville, Florida. It was crafted by Signs By Tomorrow using five of Goodwin Company’s 1×8 (+/-) sinker cypress boards at 14ft long with one live edge.
Unlike new growth bald cypress, old growth sinker cypress builds up a full heart of cypresene oil, making it resistant to rot. Goodwin’s sinker cypress is specified in many outdoor projects specifically for its rot resistance.
Here are a few more qualities that make Goodwin a staple in sustainable design.
Goodwin has always been passionate about being good stewards of the environment. We know from experience that you can produce an eco-friendly product without compromising on quality. You don’t have to use harsh chemicals, damaging additives, or participate in questionable practices to achieve superior craftsmanship.
Goodwin partners with environmental foresters who call on us when storms cause damage to trees. We remove the threatened and/or damaged trees to ensure continued growth of the ecosystem. Goodwin then mills them into our beautiful antique wood products.
Have an outdoor project that requires beautiful, rot-resistant wood? If so, give our antique wood experts a call today!
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:
Last week, Goodwin was privileged to be visited by Paula and Randy from Florida Crotchwood Mobile Sawmill. They helped us saw five gorgeous River-Recovered® heart cypress logs into beautiful 2.5 inch thick slabs. These “green” slabs dry out at a rate of about one inch per year. So, it will be nearly three years until these slabs are dry enough for fine woodworking. Believe us; they will certainly be well worth the wait!
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.
Wrapped Beam Layout
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!