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The Old Forest Wood Difference

Old Forest Wood is the building design industry’s trusted resource for fine River-Recovered® and building reclaimed antique wood. Old Forest River-Recovered® wood has more growth rings per inch than standing wood today – the more growth rings, the stronger the wood.

  • Guaranteed to be virgin growth and of U.S. origin
  • Handcrafted to suit each customer’s need with custom solutions available
  • Highest precision grading standards and kiln drying for durability and long lasting value
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What makes Old Forest Wood stand out among the rest?

The Wood Our River-Recovered® Heart Pine and Cypress has more growth rings per inch than standing wood today – the more growth rings, the stronger the wood. Old Forest Wood wood is guaranteed to be virgin growth and of U.S. origin from trees 200 to 1,000 plus years old that have been preserved in southern river beds for up to 150 years. Our Legacy Heart Pine is rescued mainly from old industrial buildings.

Award-Winning Antique Wood Flooring from Florida’s Depths

The Process – Old Forest is one of the few companies that abides by the strict grading standards set for virgin growth longleaf pine. Each log or beam is personally selected and cut by George Goodwin, master carpenter and founder of the company.

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Made in the USA

The Company – Oldest family owned and operated reclaimed wood company. First reclaimed wood company to make engineered flooring in the U.S. Orders handcrafted to suit each customer’s need. Custom solutions available.

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The Wood that Stands the Test of Time

The Heritage – Old Forest floors, walls and ceilings are found in fine homes and notable buildings including: Independence Hall in Philadelphia, the Lexus Lounge at Amalie Arena in Tampa, The Edge at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg, the Queen and Crescent Hotel in New Orleans, and the Texas Governor’s Mansion in Austin.



Our River-Recovered® Heart Pine is 100% Heart Wood

Sawyers along the river banks lost these logs back in the 1700s and 1800s. Preserved by the cool river waters in an oxygen-free sanctuary for centuries,

George Goodwin and his team recover the logs from Florida rivers and turn them into our signature flooring. Highly popular, this is the beautiful, durable wood that built America. Original antique heart pine flooring can be found in historic buildings such as Washington’s Mount Vernon home and Jefferson’s Monticello.

Old Forest Wood’s Heart Pine is guaranteed to be 200 to 500 years old, which means it is 100% heart wood, has the highest level of hardness and is the same quality that was last available to your grandparents.


Our River-Recovered® Heart Cypress is commonly over 1,000 years old.

Heart Cypress is one of only a few remaining prehistoric species. Logged 150+ years ago and presumed lost, these original-growth Bald Cypress trees commonly lived to be 1,000 to 1,500 years old. They were true giants of the southeastern swamps, towering over 100 feet. Uniquely fine grained our River-Recovered® Heart Cypress often has 80 growth rings per inch. It adds grace and charm as paneling, trim, fireplace surrounds, mantles, whole slab tabletops, exterior projects and some flooring.  It was a favorite wood of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.


Building Reclaimed Wood from the Industrial Era

This magnificent antique wood had marks of time to prove the boards have already played a significant part in our country’s rich history. Legacy has somewhat more frequent and slightly larger knots than River-Recovered®. These coveted features occurred because the majority of the clear wood on the outside of the log was cut away to produce the legendary industrial revolution beam.


A Sustainable Difference

Old Forest connects with foresters and property managers throughout the Americas to provide beautiful wood that has been rescued or sustainably harvested. From old-growth trees felled during storms to wood rescued from properties and backyards, Old Forest Wood is breathing new life into beautiful antique wood that otherwise would either be destroyed or sold for pennies on the dollar to mills not practicing sustainable or lean manufacturing.

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Our Heart Pine Floors are 100% Heartwood

Old Forest’s “truth in marketing” philosophy ensures you are buying the most durable, beautiful Heartwood in the world.

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The Industry Gold Standard

The more growth rings, the stronger the wood. The last published industry standards require at least six (6) growth rings per inch. Old Forest’s precision grading standards allow us to offer premium grades with eight (8) or more growth rings per inch.

Compare a Old Forest Wood product against any other finished wood in the world and you will clearly see why Old Forest is the industry gold standard.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

If we do not meet your specifications as agreed upon prior to shipment, we will refund all or part of standard stock, unaltered materials for up to 30 days after its arrival and before installation. No refunds will be given for custom orders.

Old Forest Wood Provides a Lifetime Investment

The George Goodwin Story

The George Goodwin Story

Our Environmental Mission

Our Environmental Mission

Deadhead Logging Permit

Deadhead Logging Permit

River-Recovered® Trademark

River-Recovered® Trademark