William Rau

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…

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…

Rau’s new youtube channel

by Rau February 28, 2012
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Finally after a long delay, we set up our new Youtube Channel called “The RAU Collection”…

Range Rover Week Day 2: Range Rover Sport Interior Before Makeover (video)

by Rau July 10, 2011
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The factory trim options for Range Rover Sports aren’t vast by any stretch of the imagination, but there is hope for those seeking more…

Range Rover Week Day 1: Range Rover Evoque Custom Steering Wheel

by Rau July 9, 2011
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A great way to make a Range Rover Evoque your Range Rover Evoque is with a custom steering wheel. With our enormous selection of woods, leathers, and carbon fibers your steering wheel can be as unique as you are…