September 2010

From Traditional Walnut Burl to a Radical Crimson Fiber in an AMG

by Rau September 23, 2010
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After 17 years, much of our clientele has worked with us on previous projects and most of our work is for customers outside the Los Angeles area; whether they are   dealers, automotive specialists or private enthusiasts. Once in a while, a “local” engages us in a new challenge. A Mercedes ML 63 AMG owner got […]

BMW X6M – Custom Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel

by Rau September 18, 2010
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Since a custom steering wheel can greatly improve the affinity for one’s vehicle and driving Freude, some repeat Rau customers take the opportunity to complement a new car with their own idea of a perfect steering wheel. In this case the customer had previously purchased two steering wheels from us, a piano black wheel with […]

Bentley Borrows from the Art Deco Era for a Limited Edition GT Speed Model and William Rau makes a Custom Steering Wheel to Seal the Deal

by Rau September 5, 2010
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The darling of Art Deco designers, amboyna is a marvelously luxurious burl from the tree that is commonly known as padauk. It is a rare, exotic hardwood that grows in Southeast Asia and varies in color from yellow to golden brown to red and demands a price as high as $500 / bd ft. It […]

Bespoke Grand Black with Ivory Leather for Range Rover

by Rau September 4, 2010
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