Culpepper’s Otto Depot

Passion for all things old and antique permeates every aspect of Culpepper's Otto Depot, and the owners themselves describe it as a slap in the face answer to the disposable society in which we currently reside.

The building of Culpepper’s Otto Depot is just what someone expects when visiting an antique hardware and architectural store. It is constructed of reclaimed barn wood, architectural salvage and vintage lighting and hardware. It is a huge and impressive site, and is the perfect wrapping for the treasures that lie within.

Culpepper’s Otto Depot is designed as a train depot, and intended to look much older than it is. Passion for all things old and antique permeates every aspect of this store, and the owners themselves describe it as a “slap in the face answer to the disposable society in which we currently reside”. What these guys do not know about reclamation and restoration simply is not worth knowing.

Those that are disheartened by household items that break after a few uses, or yearn for the good old days when goods were longer lasting and designed to be fixed and re-used are going to love both the attitude behind Culpepper’s Otto Depot and the wares for sale. The specialty of the store is lighting, but it should really be the first port of call for shopping for the household, whatever is required. Even those that feel they do not need anything for their homes are bound to be inspired by something on sale at this amazing store.

As well as the antique, reclaimed and salvaged goods in Culpepper’s Otto Depot, the owners have also begun manufacturing their own, bespoke designs using traditional methods of craftmanship where quality and longevity are guaranteed. This store has quite a following of loyal customers by now and its popularity is growing – after stepping through their front doors, it is easy to see why.

The owners of Culpepper’s Otto Depot are incredibly friendly and welcoming to all that step into their store. Shopping here is an experience that really should not be missed.

Antiquing Tip Of The Day

Don’t haggle if it’s the right price. Bargaining for a better price is a normal, expected, and a welcome practice at the flea market. But if your jaw drops when they tell you how much (in a good way), first be sure there’s not a catch, and then take the deal when it’s handed to you; these are the good people and karma is a thing.

— Amanda Sims, writer at food52.com
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