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Michael Capp
A Pioneer in the Procurement of Antique Wood

A purveyor and broker of high-end architectural specialties, former CEO of Details International, Inc., Michael Capp, discovers and repurposes rare woods, from near-extinct cypress logs rescued from a riverbed, to the legendary “bog oak” in Ireland, and massive cedar beams that once buttressed a railroad bridge in Canada. 

Capp said, When Yosemite National Park replaced its ancient redwood water pipeline with metal, I used helicopters to take down the old pipeline, milled the wood to bring back its original beauty, and installed it as an immense trellis at Chalk Hill Winery in Healdsburg.

We are devoted to the rescue and salvaging of rare, antique, and hard-to-find woods, which we have utilized for wide plank flooring, impressive beams, wall paneling, and landscape structures. And, we specialize in “whole project” wood packages with matching floors, doors, millwork, cabinetry, and more.

Capp said, “For an authentic replica of an ancient chalet in Verbier, Switzerland, we located 30-foot-long, century-old Douglas fir purlins and rafters, plus timber siding from a deconstructed building in Chicago, and a turn-of-the-century water flume in the Cascades from which we fabricated exterior decking.”

Stone wall at pool

Limestone from a 14th century French castle; over-sized, 100-year-old bricks stamped with the legend of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and myriad fireplace surrounds are among the treasures that have come and gone from the company’s materials yard in Sonoma, California.

Michael Capp is known for exceptional design detailing, and for exacting shop drawings based upon strict site, style, and installation parameters. Some of our most called-for architectural specialties are stone pavers, columns, fireplaces, and arches.

“We provided more than a million pounds of limestone for the Harlan Estate in Oakville, and thousands of Tuscan-style, terra-cotta roof tiles for Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga. In the early years of my company, while supervising construction on the Robert Mondavi residence, I sourced stone flooring, antique roof tiles, and more than a dozen doors from an Italian convent. That was the fun of it!”