Custom Steering Wheels by William Rau
There is little doubt that this is the age of specialization.
In every aspect of human endeavor: from the entertainment arts to
medical science to legal defense, leaders are assembling "Dream Teams",
bringing together the best and the brightest to achieve maximum success.
At this level there is little room for second best.
While wood restoration may have more humble goals than saving lives or
influencing national opinion, we approach it with a similar level of commitment.
In a short period of time we have established ourselves as one of the
premier automotive wood services in the country. Concours quality
restoration requires a knowledgeable and sympathetic hand, and our
experience over the past few years puts us in a unique position to perform
complex jobs with superb results. As you peruse the site you will see
examples of our work from elegant drivers to concours champions.
We currently refinish wood for a number of Rolls-Royce dealers, restoration shops
and private enthusiasts nationwide. This work covers all makes of automobiles
(historic and contemporary) and ranges from complete interiors to small repairs.
Vacuum press veneering
Restoration is our primary focus and we will continue to offer this service to those
that demand the best in classic cars. However, a burgeoning area of our business
is the new car arena, where the need for a higher standard in wood accessories
is all too obvious.
The automobile has become our second home, and the time we spend in them
justifies the desire to personalize the interiors. In limited quantity, we now design
and build custom steering wheels, consoles and other specialties for professional
shops and private clients alike. What we bring to this edge of the market is a unique
combination of design skills, an intimate knowledge of woods and veneers, show
quality finishing and the desire to work with other craftsmen to render these custom
interiors. The coexisting harmony of wood, color and texture are the components
of this design oriented philosophy.