Rustic Aesthetic REal wood Manufacturer

Rustic Aesthetic REal wood Manufacturer

Rustic, Country Chic, and farmhouse style aesthetics have gained immense popularity with interior design across Virginia, West Virginia, North & South Carolina the core service areas Gepetto delivers custom wood built millwork within. The appeal boils down to offering a cozyness, the appeal of exposed wood grain has an attraction buried deep within the human psyche. A design theme centered around wood that evokes a sense of warmth, simplicity, and a connection to nature makes the perfect customer for Gepetto.

We apply the same warm blend of historic styles to modern homes, restaurants and office spaces as well if you are a design architect reading this we look forward to getting you on the phone before you start your surface design specifications so that we can talk about species, placement and cost saving measures we can achieve for you. The rustic styles create inviting environments that prioritize human comfort and well-being. Gepetto Millworks fabricates and delivers conference room tables or wooden desk surfaces that feel warm and look touchable. Based in the hills near Charlottesville, Virginia, we have done many projects sourcing directly from Virginia barn structures that are falling apart repurposing them into. We bring the rustic design elements to life through custom fabricating furnishings, infusing spaces with character and charm that we tore down from other spots in Virginia.

Rustic Charm in Restaurant Furnishings

Rustic design is characterized by its use of natural materials, earthy tones, and a focus on simplicity. In restaurant furnishings, this aesthetic can be translated into wooden tables, chairs, and reclaimed materials that give the space a warm and inviting ambiance. Gepetto Millworks, with its expertise in custom woodworking, can craft unique pieces that showcase the beauty of natural wood grains and textures. And in today’s era, we have to state that these are all solid wood – no facings, veneers or other shortcuts that don’t wear well or last.

Consider a restaurant with a farmhouse-inspired theme, where the tables are crafted from reclaimed barn wood, complete with the imperfections and history of the material. The chairs might feature woven seats or distressed finishes, adding to the rustic appeal. Gepetto Millworks can create custom booths with plush, upholstered seating in earthy tones, enhancing the comfort and coziness of the dining experience.

Additionally, incorporating open shelving made from reclaimed wood for displaying dishes or rustic lighting fixtures can further enhance the overall aesthetic. The goal is to create an atmosphere that feels welcoming and authentic, encouraging patrons to relax and enjoy their dining experience.
Embracing Country Chic in Office Spaces

Country Chic design brings together elements of vintage charm and contemporary style. When applied to office spaces, it can transform work environments into comfortable and visually appealing places. Gepetto Millworks can play a pivotal role in achieving this by crafting bespoke office furniture that combines functionality with aesthetic appeal.

Imagine an office reception area with a distressed wooden desk, adorned with vintage accessories and accents. The use of pastel colors and floral patterns in upholstery can contribute to the Country Chic vibe. Gepetto Millworks can design and build custom storage solutions such as bookshelves or cabinets, incorporating beadboard paneling or other country-style details.

For workstations, the use of reclaimed wood for desks and ergonomic chairs upholstered in soft, natural fabrics can create a workspace that is both comfortable and visually pleasing. Country Chic office spaces can benefit from the integration of potted plants, artwork, and decorative items that evoke a sense of hominess.

Farmhouse Aesthetics: A Blend of Comfort and Functionality

Farmhouse aesthetics often focus on the fusion of comfort and functionality with a not to Virginia’s historic past. Our commitment to craftsmanship can bring this fusion to life in both restaurant and office settings. In restaurant furnishings, farmhouse-inspired tables with sturdy construction can withstand the rigors of daily use while maintaining a charming appearance.

Farmhouse-style seating with cushioned benches and wooden chairs can contribute to a convivial atmosphere. Gepetto Millworks can customize these pieces to align with the specific needs and preferences of the establishment, ensuring that both the staff and patrons enjoy the space.

In office settings, farmhouse aesthetics can be integrated into conference rooms, creating a collaborative and inviting space. Large, robust tables made from solid wood can serve as a focal point, complemented by comfortable seating. Gepetto Millworks can incorporate storage solutions that seamlessly blend with the farmhouse theme, providing practicality without sacrificing style.

Gepetto Millworks: Crafting Unique and Personalized Spaces

Gepetto Millworks, based in Richmond, Virginia, is uniquely positioned to bring the charm of Rustic, Country Chic, and farmhouse aesthetics to life. The company’s commitment to craftsmanship and customization ensures that each piece of furniture is not just functional but also a work of art.

The artisans at Gepetto Millworks have a keen understanding of design principles and can work closely with clients to capture the essence of the desired aesthetic. Whether it’s creating a cozy dining nook for a restaurant or designing a welcoming office lobby, Gepetto Millworks excels in translating visions into tangible, high-quality furnishings.
Conclusion: Elevating Spaces with Timeless Design

In conclusion, Rustic, Country Chic, and farmhouse aesthetics offer a wealth of design potential for restaurant and office spaces, focusing on human comfort and warm elements. Gepetto Millworks, situated in Richmond, Virginia, stands out as a reliable partner in bringing these design themes to life through custom furnishings.

By harnessing the beauty of natural materials, expert craftsmanship, and a commitment to personalized service, Gepetto Millworks can transform spaces into havens of comfort and style. Whether it’s the rugged charm of Rustic design, the vintage allure of Country Chic, or the functional elegance of farmhouse aesthetics, Gepetto Millworks has the expertise to craft furnishings that resonate with the unique identity of each establishment.

Arch, Round Top, and Radius Window Builder

Arch, Round Top, and Radius Window Builder

Round & Arc Top Windows

Arch & Round Top Radius Wooden Windows Custom Built to Order or Restored in Virginia by local craftsmen with historically accurate methods

Gepetto craftsmen have been restoring windows with half-round lights above the window or full arc keystone panes (pictured in next photo) for over 15 years.  Restoration of water rot or damaged sashes, or completely new solid wood replication to fit your historic Virginia home or church.  Gepetto uses a mixture of modern shop tools and hand assembly to speed the building process.  Historic homes of the 18th and 19th century relied heavily on the natural light from windows as remember it was either candles or oil lamps for light after the sun had hit the horizon.

Made with Love in the Blue Ridge Gepetto Craftsmen supply plantation house, row house, and all manner of 18th and 19th centrury historic replica windows.  Specifically hard to find are craftsmen skilled and trained to replicate or repair uniquely shaped round windows or upper window panes of various arc lengths.


Rounded Top Replica Historic Windows

Arch & Round Top Radius Wooden Windows Custom Built
Arch & Round Top Radius Wooden Windows Custom Built

If you are a homeowner who needs window service, it’s best to bring in a local contractor because Gepetto acually supplies local contractors.  If your local contrator or handyman seems shy to work with your historic wooden windows, have them give Matthew a call and we’ll be glad to assure them of the skills or techniques they would need to have the hardware fabricated at our millwork shop, and installed by them locally.  Our craftsmen are generally millwrights and while they can install windows, it’s simply not time efficient for us as most general contractors can do a good job.

Arch & Radius Arc Wooden Window Builder

Arch & Round Top Radius Wooden Windows Custom Built

Historically Accurate Round Windows

Arch & Round Top Radius Wooden Windows Custom Built to Order or Restored in Virginia by local craftsmen with historically accurate methods
Arch & Round Top Radius Wooden Windows Custom Built to Order or Restored in Virginia by local craftsmen with historically accurate methods

Arc top classic southern historic window builder supplying replacement windows from our Virginia shop.  Built by hand to historic standards and matching solid wood mortise and tennon construction of the original windows.  Whether it’s a specific wood rot, that just needs some restoration we can replace anthing from a section to the whole window.  Bring in a single sash to our shop in the blue ridge and we’ll gladly restore it by hand.  We have also handled large scale commercial restorations supplying as many as 900 sashes (450 windows and frames) to a single building historic restoration.

Arch & Round Top Radius Wooden Windows Custom Built to Order or Restored in Virginia by local craftsmen with historically accurate methods
Arch & Round Top Radius Wooden Windows Custom Built to Order or Restored in Virginia by local craftsmen with historically accurate methods
Historic Church Restoration Wooden Doors & Decorative Elements
Arch & Round Top Radius Wooden Windows Custom Built to Order or Restored in Virginia by local craftsmen with historically accurate methods
Arch & Round Top Radius Wooden Windows Custom Built
Arch & Round Top Radius Wooden Windows Custom Built
Arch & Round Top Radius Wooden Windows Custom Built
Arch & Round Top Radius Wooden Windows Custom Built
Arch & Round Top Radius Wooden Windows Custom Built to Order or Restored in Virginia by local craftsmen with historically accurate methods
Arch & Round Top Radius Wooden Windows Custom Built

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Country Chic Interior Design for Fabrication

The country charm of the rolling blue ridge hills opens in to a delightfully designed 19th century farmhouse.  The reclaimed barnwood used for paneling has dated period newspaper adhered to the finish for an authentic dated feel.  Gepetto Craftsmen finished the kitchen counters with solid walnut counter tops, contrasting with bright white finish on the cabinetry.  Joining the small kitchen space to the dining room is a custom butcher block style countertop.  We crafted a solid wood live or raw edge dining table with three inch thick hardwood top.   Solid wood counter tops in the bathroom and other antique chic features unify the rooms throughout the house. Richmond Custom Kitchen Builder Services.

Reclaimed Barnwood for Wall Paneling

You’ll notice the wall paneling in many rooms was speckled with period newspapers which we found while cleaning out the walls.  To build the legend of the house, as well as period color to the walls we ripped and pasted sections into the old boards as we sealed them for final install.  The pant chips are authentic and the final patina a priceless touch that both unifies the rooms while adding unique details that are worth bending over to read.  If you are designing a country house look and feel contact us to discuss techniques to build the story, legend and look in your finished project.

We have brought the unique texture and feel of reclaimed wood installations to office space construction, creative restaurant building, hospitality spaces in hotels, and rustic bar fabrication.  If you have a barn on your property you would like to convert it to furnishings for your kitchen cabinets, tables, wall coverings or any other design elements for your new construction drop us a note to start your project.

Hide your Kitchen Apliances

Hidden Kitchen Appliances | Richmond Custom Kitchens
Solid Wood Refrigerator Facing Matches Kitchen Design_
I remember the first time I saw a kitchen with appliances tucked away behind cabinet doors. I was a little confused — where was the refrigerator? The dishwasher? They blended right into the kitchen! What do you think about this look? Would you like your appliances hidden behind cabinet doors, or do prefer to have them proudly on display?
Hidden and Faced Dishwasher Appliance
I like the look and the seamless feel it creates. I don’t like the finger prints that showed up on my old stainless steel appliances. The wood facing makes the kitchen feel more spacious and the architecural lines feel elegant and connected. The warmth of cabinets and island tie in perfectly with the flooring, countertops and tile. Thank you Matthew!
Custom Kitchen Island Design Richmond VA
A recently purchased 1950s Ranch home gets the first makeover in 60 years! There are plenty of good things about buying a house from the original owner. No questions about when appliances were replaced, when work was done, or whether there’s a reason for that sticky window in the guest room. But the downside? The house might be in need of a major update so hire a creative custom kitchen designer.
Solid Wood Refrigerator Facing Architectural Millwork Inspired

1. Keep the countertops clear

Relocate small appliances and get rid of any non-essential countertop decor. Make sure that whatever you do keep on the countertop is functional and essential to your cooking. (A cutting board, for example, or a salt cellar.)
De-Clutter Your Kitchen Appliances with Custom Design

2. Keep things in cabinets

If you’re aiming for a clutter-free kitchen, you’re better off sticking to cabinets so you can at least hide the clutter you do have. If you love open shelving, get comfortable with a minimalist style, have a unified color palette, or only display the pretty things in nice containers to keep things looking intentional and tidy.
Custom Kitchen Design Richmond VA

3. Follow the "one in, one out" rule.

Every clutter-free kitchen has a plan in place to keep it that way, and it usually involves some form of the “one in, one out” rule, which means that for everything new you bring into the space, something else has to get taken out. This way you maintain a healthy balance, and the “stuff” doesn’t begin to take over.
Freestanding Kitchen Storage Design Northern Virginia

5. Don't use the refrigerator as an art gallery

Simple, but so true: Remove excess paper, notes, photos, lists, and magnets from the refrigerator, and just let the refrigerator be, and your kitchen will immediately look neater.
Freestanding Kitchen Island Design with functional outlets

7. Do a chore a day, instead of all at once

To maintain a clutter-free kitchen you have to value tidiness, and place a priority on cleaning. But that doesn’t mean you have to be knee-deep in deep cleaning every week; just do a little cleaning every day, so you’re both cleaning and maintaining the kitchen at the same time
Custom Kitchen Design Richmond VA

10. Always leave the kitchen better than you found it

A rule of living for clutter-free kitchen cooks: they always leave the kitchen better than when they found it. This might mean quickly wiping down the table when they pass through the room, or taking the water glasses out of the sink and loading them in the dishwasher. It means always looking at your kitchen with a discerning eye and asking yourself: “What small thing can I do in this moment to make my kitchen a little bit better?” Small things grow up to be great habits.

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De-clutter your kitchen by design

Country Chic style created by reclaimed barn wood

Custom Woodworking for summer vacation home : Country Chic Style by Virginia Craftsmen Gepetto Millworks. Have Gepetto design and build your kitchen, dining and wood paneling to meet your budget and your design aesthetic! Here we used reclaimed barn wood for the kitchen/dining area walls to bring together the front hall and original wood floors that were refinished in renovation.

Renovate your historic property with the organic look and feel of ‪#‎reclaimed ‬lumber on the walls, floors or as purpose built furniture! In this property tour you can see how the ‪#‎CountryChic‬ elements blend together with the weathered and faded walls built by Gepetto from an old barn. The country farm house kitchen was built by the space conscious farmer of the 19th century. To bring it to modern standards, our ‪#‎Kitchen‬ ‪#‎Designer‬ brought the small space between the stove, sink and fridge out into the dining room by adding the cart style island allowing the chef to determine the cooking space, or entertaining space with the roll of the casters. Gepetto built the family length dining table to fit the space using solid wood joinery. We fashioned a clock from the same reclaimed panels and tied together the staircase, sitting room, and dining area using the reclaimed paneling. If you are looking to source a medium or large project, give us a call @ (804) 938-2094 and chat about your specific needs, and we’ll scour the rich ‪#‎virginia‬countryside for the right ‪#‎reclaimedlumber‬ for the job.

Through the eyes of a wood craftsman

What do you see in this picture?

Old dilapidated barn used for reclaimed lumber

An old dilapidated barn?  Well of course!!! But through the eyes of a skilled Craftsman, you see an outdoor aging process ripe for picking.

Wood can be like wine, getting better with age.  The age shows itself in the richer colors in the wood-grain, the character marks and weather stains.

Do you love the natural and inviting look of wood? Then you’ll love our unique kitchen and living space designs made from reclaimed lumber.

What is reclaimed lumber?

Wood that isn’t rotten, is reusable – reclaiming it from it’s first build is a great way to recycle, but can also give your project a unique look in one of two ways:

  1. The Aging Process: produces unique defects, accentuates grain color and contrast
  2. Unique Trees: modern lumber comes from trees grown for cutting, whereas 100 year old wood from barns, and buildings was lumber harvested from naturally grown trees – giving a different and amazing rich contrast that young trees just can not do. If you are looking to give your Barn a new life. Let us help with you ideas.