Custom Projects

Rolls-Royce Ghost Custom Steering Wheel by William Rau

by Rau October 17, 2013
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      The Rolls-Royce Ghost is the most famous Rolls-Royce model. Every Rolls-Royce Ghost is a handmade work of art, filled with luxuries most people can only dream of, but it is possible to improve upon the work done at the Goodwood factory. A bespoke carbon fiber steering wheel is a great way to […]

Tesla Model S Custom Steering Wheel by William Rau

by Rau August 26, 2013
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The Tesla Model S is an exciting vehicle, and has received many awards and accolades…

Rau Custom Picnic Tables (video)

by Rau April 9, 2013
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Over the years, we’ve become experts in picnic table repair and fabrication, and this selection of picnic tables is a sample of the many picnic tables that we’ve created over the years…

Bentley GT V8 Steering Wheel

by Rau January 29, 2013
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Happy New Year! The start of the New Year brought us a new steering wheel to build. It was a wheel from the exciting new 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8…

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by Rau January 22, 2013

Pearlescent Tiger Maple 2013 Range Rover Sport (video)

by Rau January 17, 2013
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This 2013 Range Rover Sport interior featuring pearlescent tiger maple is far beyond what is offered from the factory. Most people don’t know you can have an interior like this. The majority of Range Rover “Enthusiasts” don’t even know you can have a custom interior, but you can!

Porsche Panamera

by Rau December 28, 2012
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For the past several decades, if you wanted a Porsche sedan, you were out of luck. That changed in 2009 when Porsche introduced the Panamera at the 13th Auto Shanghai International Automobile Show in Shanghai China….

Ford Raptor Steering Wheel (video)

by Rau November 6, 2012
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A loyal Rau customer recently became the owner of a Ford Raptor and wanted us to customize the steering wheel and shift knobs with carbon fiber…

Sprinter Gallery

by Rau October 16, 2012
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We’ve been supplying finished woodwork to Sprinter customizers…

Aston Martin Gallery

by Rau October 16, 2012
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See some of our Aston Martin projects…

Range Rover Gallery

by Rau October 15, 2012
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See some of our Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, and Range Rover Evoque projects…

Bentley Gallery

by Rau October 15, 2012
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The very first steering wheel William Rau made was for a Bentley Continental R in 1993…

Modern Lady Article: “As the Wheel Turns”

by Rau October 4, 2012
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A customer was so happy with his new steering wheel that he wrote an article for the “Modern Lady” Magazine…

Bentley Azure – MEGA WHEEL! (Video)

by Rau September 10, 2012
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It’s no secret to fans of our blog that we make many custom steering wheels. This Bentley Azure steering wheel is just one example of the several very unique custom steering wheels we’ve made recently, but this wheel is more than just another custom William Rau steering wheel…

Rolls-Royce 1972 Silver Shadow gets Personalized (video)

by Rau July 8, 2012
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Based on our extreme before and after photos, some may think William Rau Automotive Woodwork only does makeovers on wood that’s badly damaged, but this is not true. We often work on wood that looks almost as good as it did when it was brand new. Some owners grow tired of their wood, some want something new, or on the rare occasion, they have another car and they want the woods to match. The wood from this Silver Shadow (later named the Silver Wraith) with the long wheelbase was in good condition but the owner wanted a personalized interior with more visually interesting wood treatment…

BMW 650i 2012 interior wood makeover (video)

by Rau July 5, 2012
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On this blog and on our YouTube channel we often highlight work done for Bentleys and Rolls-Royces. Sometimes we show wood for Range Rovers or Mercedes-Benz we have worked on. On the rare occasion, we’ll show work we’ve done for a Packard. BMW lovers may feel left out, but hopefully not for long. Many of our customers come to us with older cars; 10, 20, 30, and even 100 years old; but often our customers come to us with new cars like this 2012 BMW 650i…

Aston Martin: TOP SECRET

by Rau May 16, 2012
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The following story is true, only the names have been changed to protect the innocent and our company customer relationship. Queue the theme music and attractive dancers.

Rolls-Royce 1991 Corniche wood evaluation: A New Discovery (video)

by Rau May 7, 2012
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While working on this 1991 Rolls-Royce Corniche door cap a discovery was made. Watch this video for an explanation…

Rolls-Royce Phantom Steering Wheel

by Rau May 2, 2012
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The Rolls-Royce Phantom was missing a hand crafted wooden steering wheel! That was until a Service Director from our local Rolls-Royce dealer came to us with the wheel off the first 2003 Phantom in America. This steering wheel would be the first wood Phantom wheel in the world…

Rolls-Royce Steering Wheel Before and After (video)

by Rau April 25, 2012
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It’s hard to believe that you would find a plastic steering wheel inside of an otherwise beautiful Rolls-Royce automobile, but that’s what you would find in a Silver Shadow from the mid 1960s…