Video: How Good Wood Nashville upcycles reclaimed urban wood

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A series of devastating tornados ripped through greater Nashville area in 2020 leaving 25 people dead and injuring more than 300 others. Property damage was estimated at $1.6 billion.

The deadly storms also wreaked havoc on the area’s tree population.

A recounting of the tornados’ destruction opens Wood-Mizer Films’ profile of Good Wood Nashville. The company specializes in reclaiming and upcycling wood from felled urban trees and old buildings into lumber, fine furniture, fireplace mantels, and other products.

Good Wood Nashville urban wood processing

In addition to focusing on Good Wood’s wood rescue efforts in the aftermath of the tornados, the short film highlights how the company was able to repurpose rotting chestnut decorative columns removed from the porch of the oldest building at Belmont University. The more than a century-old wood, which was destined for a dumpster after removal, was cut veneer thin and used to make a large conference table for the university.  



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Rich Christianson is the owner of Richson Media LLC, a Chicago-based communications firm focused on the industrial woodworking sector. Rich is the former long-time editorial director and associate publisher of Woodworking Network. During his nearly 35-year career, Rich has toured more than 250 woodworking operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has written extensively on woodworking technology, design and supply trends. He has also directed and promoted dozens of woodworking trade shows, conferences and seminars including the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, Canada’s largest woodworking show.