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Wainscoting Project

Home Improvement, Renovation, Restoration & Handyman Services

What projects are perfect for our team of creative carpenters and designers?  Wainscoting, decorative trim work, fine woodworking, and ornate molding to name a few.   Feature walls are all the rage these days – Barn Wood Walls; Greenery Walls; Shiplap; Contemporary Panel Walls –  also, we are pretty handy at hanging a giant mirror or organizing framed photos, artwork, paintings and decor into a feature wall.


Elevate the look of any house with wainscoting while adding value to resell price.  From formal dining rooms and foyers to mudrooms, bathrooms, and hallways, wainscoting offers both elegant and casual options.  Combine wainscoting with soft pastels for a baby’s room or choose custom laser cut panels for haute couture contemporary designs. There are a variety of materials, designs, and motifs. Provide us with a photo or allow us to be creative on your behalf, designing perfect solutions for your home.

Installation:  There are essentially two options for installation.  In some cases, we are able to manufacture a unique custom fit wainscoting panel in our shop and then deliver the panel for a less intrusive installation.  For more detailed programs and programs designed to match existing molding, we will install with custom carpentry work onsite.

Coffered Ceilings

Coffered Ceilings are stunning!  With finish carpentry, you can be as imaginative as desired.  A variety of traditional patterns designed to fit ceilings are available in PVC and traditional wood layering.

Ceiling Medallions & Rings

Need to add detail to a large open ceiling? Ceiling medallions and rings provide many options to dress up a lighting fixture centered on a kitchen table, dinning room and other rooms with ceiling fixtures.

Crown Molding & Beams

To break up a room in an open format floor plan, consider a surface mounted beam of layered wood or PVC. PVC options offer opportunities for faux painting to achieve a barn wood beam look without the need of structural installation work for a heavy, natural barn wood beam.

Custom Countertops & Furniture ​

Natural material, as well as reclaimed woods, have enjoyed great popularity over the years. When the Mandarin Oriental Hotel asked us to adapt our black walnut live edge bar tables to countertops for their new renovation we were thrilled. Custom design and fabrication allow clients to make unique statements through interior design choices.

General Carpentry & Repairs

Carpenters can cover many home repairs. Do you have a “honey-do” list to complete, but no time or none of the tools to get the job done? Call Ampa today and we’ll help you complete that list

Deck, Rail & Stair Repair

Is your wooden deck looking a little worn down? Does it need repairs, the replacement of boards, rails or reinforcement of the stairs? Ampa can help with that! For a finishing touch, how about a fresh coat of paint, weather sealer or stain?

Tree Cutting Services

Do you have some trees on your property that need some pruning? How about a small, simple removal? We can remove small trees and cut them down into firewood, help with storm damage, help with storm clean-up, and more. We’re not limited to just trees! We can also help with shrub removal and pruning.

Fence & Gate Repair

Fences are vital to making sure that your living space is private and safe, especially if you have children or pets that like to roam around. If your fence needs a few spokes to replace we have it covered.  If it is weak here or there, a bit of reinforcement will do. We can also clean and restain or paint your fence to give it a fresh new look.

Does your gate swing incorrectly and close incorrectly or drag and never shut tight? Maybe a quick rebuild or the addition of a tension system will correct it.

Post Caps: A Decorative & Protective Finish

Upon installation, some fence companies will cut posts at an angle to promote drainage.  Other designs use 90 degree cuts.  With flat top posts, posts are more prone to rot.  Consider decorative post caps to protect fence posts and offer a renewed look. 

Here we used Matte Black PVC since the homeowner had black wrought iron rails and lantern porch lights.  Copper and wood options are available.  Copper offers the added interest of patina over time with weathering.

Feature Walls: Artwork​

Are you busy with life and do not have the time or equipment to hang photos and artwork?  Have you tried, but organizing and spacing the items is frustrating?  Here is where the creative and artistic staff at Ampa can be super helpful.  A featured wall of family photos, collected art, portraits, mirrors and memorabilia is an instant conversation piece and will bring joy to the home for years. Ampa designers will work organizing furniture, tables and home goods within the context of an overall wall design for a lovely end result.

Mirror Hanging

Do you love the look, but fear the task of hanging a giant mirror?  Is the stud not in the center or not exactly where you want it to be?  Help is just a call away. Call Ampa Home today at 804-358-5451!

Contemporary Wall Designs​

Made in the USA contemporary laminates are fun to design with and get creative.  In the event world, we use this North Carolina company’s products for stage sets and decorative walls with company logos.  Equally applicable to the Home and Commercial settings, hire Ampa’s interior designing services to evaluate the environment and suggest creative options from hundreds of patterns and color combinations. Ampa also offers custom-cut wood molding panels for the unique personalization of the home and office.

Accent Wall: Barn Wood

Need an accent wall that really makes a statement? We can install a custom, one-of-a-kind, Barnwood wall in any room of your home! A Barnwood wall is a great feature that can be paired with bold and modern decor, soft and feminine decor, or for lovers of all things rustic! Call Ampa today at 804-358-5451!

Accent Walls

Have you spent a decent amount of time watching HGTV shows like Property Brothers and Fixer Upper and now you want accent walls in all your rooms? If you don’t have the time (or patience) to paint that accent wall give us a call! We can help you with color and paint selection, taping, and painting. Want something more than just a flat color wall? We can help you design an accent wall that will have your guests saying “wow”

Painting, Staining and Coating

Ampa theater technicians are multi-talented. Decorative painting techniques in theater arts are equally applicable to specialty and general painting for the home. We work with a variety of coatings regularly in the shop. Need a recommendation in a high traffic area, or stain/seal for the deck or wood playset? Who will paint that 2 store foyer and how? Knowledge, skills, and the right tools are the answers.

Paint Booth Services

Old can be new again!  And, your inherited furniture from grandma is built better than today’s imports.  Let us refresh these cherished pieces and turn them into a favored conversational piece.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ampa is happy to provide decorative carpentry, design work, fabrication, interior design and a variety of installation and repair services for both Commercial and Residential work. Most of our work currently is residential, but we have installed featured walls, panel, barn wood and decorative finishes for businesses and happy to do more

Yes. If you already have a door knob for example, we’ll be happy to install it for you. 

Decorative work, finish carpentry and repair do not require a Class A contractor’s license and yes we are insured.

Generally, within 1-2hrs of Richmond VA. We are happy to consider projects outside of this area. As an example, we can fabricate a solution in our shop and then install efficiently most anywhere in the mid Atlantic. A good example of this is Wainscoting, Custom Signs or Artwork.

A handyman, also known as a fixer, handyperson or handyworker, is a person skilled at a wide range of repairs, typically around the home. Thanks to our ample experience building custom stage sets, we are uniquely skilled to offer general “around the house” repairs. From loose doorknobs, to wooden deck and fence fixes – we are prepared to tackle any home repair project you have in mind.

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