Vintage Woods, Inc., located in Gypsum, Colorado, manufactures custom-finished wood and timber building products for homes and businesses. Our clients are architects, builders, designers and homeowners. Our products are beautiful, versatile and durable, perfect for both interior and exterior applications. Our approach, defined by our founder, Nick Swanepoel, is to create products that amaze and simplify the processes of making concepts into reality.

Swanepoel amassed two decades of proven success, painting and hand-plastering the finest of custom homes and commercial projects. This success comes in part from four generations of traditional Dutch techniques coupled with a curiosity and desire to refine these processes using modern technology. Vintage Woods was the logical extension of applications of these different techniques and procedures.

Historically, wood has been incorporated into building for its versatility, durability and natural beauty, with limited stain colors available. In today’s world, Swanepoel believes wood is sometimes so over-manipulated that it loses its natural characteristics.

“My idea for Vintage Woods came from enhancing the natural characteristics of wood to give it a sense of history,” said Swanepoel. “To avoid losing the wood’s beauty, our techniques put the beauty back into the wood to make it look like it is supposed to – natural. Clients want the aged look, which is a patina, but you just can’t get that with stains. They don’t penetrate deeply into the wood.”

After analyzing and fine tuning, Swanepoel successfully combined Old World beauty and modern techniques, resulting in woods and building consistently beautiful and durable products unlike any other on the market.


Our clients mean everything to us, and we’re fortunate that our many successful collaborations yielded astounding outcomes. Thanks to the architects, builders, designers and homeowners alike, we have over a decade of experience creating beautiful solutions, both for custom homes and commercial projects.

“I would highly recommend using Nick and his team because of their attention to detail, superior customer service, and excellent communication. When I specify a particular finish, my approach is very detailed. And yet, I need to look no further than Vintage Woods, where the team has the versatility and precision to realize my vision with consistent accuracy. Not only is the finished product beautiful, but also ultimately saves my projects’ time and my clients’ money.”

— Jan Chenault, Chenault & Assoc. – Edwards, Colorado


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