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Reclaimed and Antique Wood Publications


The Guide to Owning Heart Pine, A Rare American
Treasure

 

 

The information in this book is the beginning of what you
need to know about fine wood floors.

36 pages / 1,392kb
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Architectural and Design Specifications

Specifications for each of Goodwin’s grades of antique
woods.

17 pages / 500kb
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Up-to-the-Minute Tips on: Manufacturer’s Guidelines

A quick overview of what to expect when your floor arrives.

1 page / 66kb
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The little extras: Fun Accessories for Your Wood
Floors

Find complements for your beautiful hardwood floors.

2 pages / 213kb
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Goodwin F.A.Q.

Frequently asked questions about our selection of antique
woods.

3 pages / 64kb

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Up-to-the-Minute Tips on: Installing and Finishing
Antique Woods

Technical considerations when working with antique woods.

1 page / 57kb
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Flooring and Paneling, Goodwin Heart Pine: Beauty
Underfoot

Practical expressions of natural beauty.

 

4 pages / 295kb
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History for Your Home, Rare Treasures: Heart Pine and
Heart Cypress

An overview of Goodwin’s standards for flooring, lumber, stairparts,
furniture and millwork.

4 pages / 433kb

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Wood with Ancestry, Stairparts and Architectural
Mouldings

Guide to the moulding profiles that GHP offers.

4 pages / 210kb
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Wood With a Story, From the River to You, River-Recovered™
Heart Pine and Heart Cypress

History on our luxurious timbers.

4 pages / 531kb
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The
story behind Heart Pine.

 

4 pages / 221kb
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The
story behind Heart Cypress.

 

2 pages / 151kb
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Virgin-Growth, Old-Growth, Original-Growth, Antique or Aged

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in antique lumber, Antique Wood Projects | Comments Off

By Carol M Goodwin What exactly does that mean in the wood world? And more importantly, how can the consumer – whether homeowner, design professional or builder – be assured they are receiving the “real deal”? The Reclaimed Wood Council was formed to educate buyers and set standards for reputable manufacturers of these amazing woods. Because most old woods provide exceptional quality and beauty, they are well worth recovering and milling into flooring, stair parts, beams, paneling and other products. Although the...

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Case Study on Wood Flooring in Commercial Applications

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in engineered flooring, solid flooring | Comments Off

By Carol M Goodwin Wood flooring can give a commercial office, loft or retail space a warm and inviting look. Often there are additional specifications to consider from the sub floor, to sound, to even the color and matching components that may be more intensely specified than in a home. Questions to consider: How do you attenuate the sound transmission for 2nd floor or above installations? What if your client wants the floor to have specific or long lengths on a concrete sub floor? How do you match cabinetry or other color considerations...

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Reclaimed Wood Floors Are A Sound Investment

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in reclaimed floors, reclaimed wood | Comments Off

By Carol M Goodwin  Reclaimed wood floors are becoming an important consumer choice in historical home renovations, new construction and commercial building. As the green movement gains momentum, reclaimed wood becomes the ideal building material for the environmentally-friendly builder. Wood floors are the best choice for the environment for several reasons.   Manufacturing is cleaner. Steel products give off 24 times the amount of harmful chemicals than wood product manufacturing. Concrete leaches a great deal of carbon...

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Moisture and Your Hardwood Floor

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in antique wood care | Comments Off

Heres a great little video explaining how to deal with moisture and hardwood flooring.

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CEU Classes for Building Design Professionals Gaining Popularity

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Hand Scraped Flooring | Comments Off

Whew…I am finally taking a bit of a break from traveling.  I must say, one of the highlights of my job is meeting with extraordinary and talented building design professionals.  Our CEU classes covering how to create award-winning designs with reclaimed and River-Recovered® woods always prompts captivating conversation.  Our CEU classes have become so popular, we will be taping the first one of 2013 and offering an online option as well.  We have had some people request an online option they can take at their convenience, so we...

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Goodwin Luxury Floors Win Awards Again!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2012 in reclaimed wood | Comments Off

More prestigious awards with Goodwin wood. The top image is the 2010 Floor of the Year, created with Goodwin luxury antique wood. Check out some of our award-winning floors. Antique wood possesses a lustre and patina that just can’t be compared to freshly milled wood. Goodwin wood is certified to be at least 200 years old, with grading standards that are top in the industry. Longleaf pine standards were last (Antique HeartPine) in 1924 and the minimum standard requirement was at least 6 growth rings per inch. Goodwin heartpine has 8...

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Luxury Antique Flooring

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in reclaimed wood | Comments Off

This world-class hunter and fisherman’s hunting lodge sports a 14′ medallion with fish inlaid with Precision Engineered Antique Heart Pine. Now that’s a pine floor with personality! Goodwin reclaimed wood is frequently used in award winning floors. This 2008 winner was created by Goodwin’s COO, Andrew St. James and his former partner. Luxury interior design is easy to achieve using the natural luster and elegance of antique wood. Thanks to Goodwin...

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Historic Homes and Antique Floors: caring for hardwood assets

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in antique wood care | Comments Off

Perhaps one of the most endearing features of old houses are the old hardwood flooring – rustic and classic, it has history and has been seasoned to imperfection. This is where most historic homeowners make the mistake of covering up or worse, ripping off and throwing out the original flooring all too hastily to make the house look new again. One thing to keep in mind about antique hardwood flooring is that they can withstand multiple refinishing (when done properly). Most antique hardwood flooring are durable enough to last for a...

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USGBC Event April 26, Gville FL

Posted by on Apr 24, 2012 in reclaimed wood news | Comments Off

Green Building Meets Historic Renovation Once a primary stop on the route between the cities of Fernandina Beach on Florida’s East Coast and Cedar Key on the West, the 1860′s era Gainesville Train Depot is getting a “Green” renovation, and will serve as a model for inter-agency and corporate co-operation for future Green renovation projects across the United States. Today, the Depot is poised to become a significant public attraction at Depot Park, a new city park proposed near the intersection of Depot Avenue and South...

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Q&As: Damage in Customers’ Homes, Refinishing Acrylic Impregnated & Streaks in Finish

Posted by on Mar 28, 2012 in Syndicated | 1 comment

I have a customer blaming me for nicks in her wall that had an expensive faux finish on it. Now she wants me to pay…

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