CEU Classes for Building Design Professionals Gaining Popularity

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 are making accommodations for those who desire this. Of course, I am always excited to travel and present within companies or for organizations.

We will be taping the class in January, and working out the details for the online option, so stay tuned.  In the meantime, feel free to browse the locations currently scheduled.  If you are interested in signing up, please RSVP by calling the number listed for the location which you are interested:

Friday, January 11, 2012CEU Classes for Building Design Professionals Gaining Popularity

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Store Self Storage/Wine Storage

11010 N Military Trail

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

All Participants – Free

We will be taping this presentation for re-broadcast on the internet.

Reserve your space by calling Goodwin at 800-336-3118

Monday, January 28, 2013

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Construction Specifications Institute

Birmingham Chapter

Terracon Consultants (formerly Gallet & Associates)

110 12th Street North

Birmingham, AL  35203

CSI Chapter Members – Free

Design/Construction College Students – Free

Non-Members (1st visit) – Free

Non-Members (repeat visit) – $20 each

Reserve your space by calling CSI at 205-747-1941

Thursday, May 2, 2013

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

AIA Florida Southwest

Mimi’s Cafe

5070 Bell Tower Shops Avenue

Fort Myers, FL  33907

AIA Members – Free

Non-Members – $20 each

Reserve your space by calling AIA at 239-643-1665

Friday, May 3, 2012

AIA/Naples, FL

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

AIA Florida Southwest


3585 Pine Ridge Road

Naples, FL  34109

AIA Members – Free

Non-Members – $20 each

Reserve your space by calling AIA at 239-643-1665


Antique Pine Flooring Scrap Works of HeART!

Antique Pine Flooring Work of HeART!Antique pine flooring scrap makes a work of heART in the right hands. Here is Goodwin’s former cabinet maker, Rick Bennett, with a gift he made for our Sales Manager, Charlotte.

Reclaimed Wood Floor of the Year 2011

River Recovered Antique Heart Pine and Cypress

Goodwin Heart Pine floors win National Wood Floor Association Reclaimed Wood Floor of the Year again!

The millenium giant River Recovered Heart Cypress 53″ diameter log rounds were inset into a field of River Recovered Antique Pine floors and surrounded by Curly Heart Pine trim by Matt Marwick, Precision Floor Crafters, nearby Goodwin Heart Pine.

Matt’s passion for the sinker pine and cypress and his craftsmanship are a perfect match for Goodwin. These antique wooden floors are a tribute to the loggers that cut this tree down over 100 years ago.

Loggers from 1904 Show the Girth of a Giant Cypress

Subfloor Preparation Tips for Proper Wood Floor Installation

Starting with a flat subfloor is essential for a good wood floor installation.  Older homes often have areas where the subfloor is irregular. Refasten any areas of loose subflooring.  It is sometimes advisable to renail the entire subfloor using ring or screw shank nails. Renailing can also be needed in new construction where the subfloor was left exposed to the weather.

A great wood floor installation begins with proper subfloor prep…

Generally the subfloor should be flat to within 1/4″ or less over 10′. Sand any small high spots flat. Small depressions can be filled with layers of thin plywood.  Cut the plywood to progressively smaller pieces (like a contour map) then feather the edges by sanding.  Plaster based floor patch is not recommended for a good wood floor installation.

If the floor joists have sagged in an old house removing the subfloor and sistering new joists to the old ones can be a good solution. Adding stiffness to the framing is better than reducing stiffness.

If you are not doing a large area and the plywood is sound you can use 2x4s turned on edge. Cut them to follow the floor contours and create a flat top.  We have used a metal rail system and a router to trim the tops of the 2x4s to a flat plane.  Install the floor as you would over a sleeper system.  This is still a lot of work but worth the effort for a successful floor for the longterm.