September 2010

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

by Rau September 23, 2010

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

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

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