Solid Wood Door Restoration & Refinishing VA

Solid Wood Door Restoration & Refinishing VA

Solid Wood Door Restoration & Refinishing VASolid Wood Door Restoration & Refinishing VA

 

Wood entry door restoration and refinishing contractors usually start with stripping old paint or finishes. Rotten wood may be stabilized and patched with epoxy, or new wood elements patched in. Cracked and split wood panels may be replaced, hardware and art glass restored or replicated, fit of the doors adjusted, and new finishes applied.
Save thousands of dollars by refinishing your doors rather than buying new ones. Commercial Doors require a specialized knowledge to preserve the quality and provide a durable finish that will stand up to both weather and customer abuse. Many times this requires a small annual charge for ongoing maintenance by us once the doors are refinished. This way they always look beautiful and maintenance is always less expensive than a total refinish.
A wood-consolidant (also known as wood stabilizer) will be used to strengthen the wood fibers of the rotted areas and return some of the wood’s structural integrity. For large areas of damage, consider replacing the damaged wood with a new section of wood. For smaller areas of damage and doors to be repainted as in this project, remove any loose or dry-rotted pieces. Sand the door as needed. For a door to be finished as natural wood, completely remove every bit of paint and sand thoroughly. For a door to be repainted, sand rough spots until the door is smooth and ready for paint.
For areas of soft wood (nearly dry-rotted), use a rotted-wood stabilizer. Use a chisel or scraper to remove any badly rotted areas or old wood filler (Image 1).
Apply the stabilizer (Image 2) according to the manufacturer’s instructions and let it dry until the wood hardens.
Sand down the paint around the damaged area to bare wood. Remove any dust.
Using a polyester or epoxy resin filler, fill the damaged area to the surface and cover any voids (Image 3). This will harden to a tough surface ideal for attaching the hardware screws. Allow the filler to harden as per the manufacturer’s instructions.
Sand the finish surface smooth. First use a flat rasp, then rough-grade sandpaper and finally with finishing grade sandpaper.
Solid Wood Door Restoration & Refinishing VA

Solid Wood Door Restoration & Refinishing VA

Solid Wood Door Restoration & Refinishing VA

Solid Wood Door Restoration & Refinishing VA

Solid Wood Door Restoration & Refinishing VA

Solid Wood Door Restoration & Refinishing VA

Handbuilt Historic Site Signage

Hand Built Quality

Gepetto Craftsmen will hand build your drawings
using historically accurate materials or processes if requested

craftsmanship that stands the test of time

Solid Wood Construction

Solid wood construction techniques and methods are our specialty

We help Architects and Site Designers match the wood species to the project needs

Architectural Drawings come to life in wood

History Happened Here

National and global events all happened some­where, and historical markers mark Frontiersman, soldier, writer, astronaut, Frontiersman, Soldier, Writer, Astronaut the place where many occurred. But the richness of history is in its local details, details that can be insignificant on the global stage: the home of an in­di­vi­dual who made a dif­fe­rence; a natural feature, building, byway; or just some­thing in­te­res­ting that happened nearby. History is not just about the high and mighty.

National Listing

The National Park Service administers the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register is the official Federal list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture. National Register properties have significance to the history of their community state, or the nation.

Teaching with Historic Places

Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) uses properties listed in the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. TwHP has created a variety of products and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom.

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Historic Site Signage | Handbuilt Wooden Signage

Custom built and made to order signage for historic sites, state parks, private parks, recreation centers, and corporate headquarters.

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Northern Virginia Custom Wood Moulding Made to Order

Northern Virginia Custom Wood Moulding Made to Order

Northern Virginia Custom Wood Molding Made to Order Are you receiving your income tax return and looking to put some finishing touches on your historic home? Custom isn’t expensive or out of reach with us – it’s our normal. We will run any trim profile we have, or help you create a room finishing border that fits your architectural style.
Handmade Wooden Gates Virginia

Handmade Wooden Gates Virginia

Solid Wood handmade gate builder Virginia

Wooden Gate Builders Virginia

Wooden Gate Builders Virginia

Wooden Gate Builders Virginia

Wooden Gate Builders Virginia

Wooden Gate Builders Virginia

Wooden Gate Builders Virginia

Wooden Gate Builders Virginia

Wooden Gate Builders Virginia

Wooden Gate Builders Virginia

Wooden Gate Builders Virginia

Wooden Gate Builders Virginia

Wooden Gate Builders Virginia

Wooden Gate Builders Virginia

Wooden Gate Builders Virginia

Wooden Gate Builders Virginia

Wooden Gate Builders Virginia

Wooden English Style Five Bar Ornamental Gates

Fabricated from Locust for a historic farm restoration.

Historic Wooden Gate Construction

Historic Wooden Gate Construction

All of Gepetto’s projects are handmade in our Richmond Virginia Shop.

Historic Wooden Gate Construction

Historic Wooden Gate Construction

Gates compliment many styles of fence from picket styles to agricultural styles of wooden fencing. Rustic split rail styles in pine or western red cedar can be treated as a compliment to the finished look of the gates. Five bar gates easily accept wire such as farm and field fence, woven wire fence, welded wire fence, or even chain link. You may even use these strong wood gate frames for picket styles of fence by attaching to picket to the face of them. English style gates are a much classier finishing touch than farm tubular gates often used with agricultural fences. Gates may be painted or stained nearly any color to match existing fences, even vinyl post and rail fences.

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Unique solid wood construction utilizes a cedar to achieve the long lasting weather resistance of these solid wood mortised gates. Gepetto craftsmen took on the ambitious project of mortising through 8 inches of solid cedar, on an arc! We can stretch the boundaries of what you think is possible with wood!

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  • Primary gate joints are mortised and tenoned.
  • Gates are designed with a heavy duty top rail over the entire width for extra strength.
  • Gate top rails are chamfered cross braced for additional strength and durability.
  • Rail and cross bracing reinforced with stainless steel bolts.
  • Superior quality timber used throughout gate frame and rails.
  • Gates may be automated with gate operators and accessories.
  • Ornamental wood gates may be hung as right or left hand.
  • Gates have beautifully planed natural wood finish.
  • Gates may be re-painted using water-based or oil-based paints or leave ‘as-is’ to weather naturally.
  • Suitable for residential, commercial, and agricultural uses.
  • Gates easily mount to masonry columns, wood, or steel posts.

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Solid Wood Gate Fabricators Virginia

Solid Wood Gate Fabricators Virginia

 

 

Handmade Wooden Gates Virginia

Handmade Wooden Gates Historically Accurate Replicas made and installed by Gepetto Millworks for historic tax credit approved renovation.