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Meet the maker: RA Woodcraft

Meet the maker: RA Woodcraft

Est 2016, Diepriver, Cape town.

Craftsmanship | Integrity | Sustainability

At the head of the team founder, Rudolf Zuidema, has over two decades of woodworking experience.  He is classically trained and a fully qualified joiner/wood machinist, but above all else he has an infectious passion for innovation.  

Rudolf has represented South Africa at the World Skills Olympics in Joinery where he finished in the Top 10. During his  training he spent time training under a British master joiner, refining his skills and learning traditional joinery techniques. Investment into state of the art German machines and the very best tools has enabled the team at R.A. Woodcraft’s craftsmanship and skills to shine. Rudolf’s moto is craftsmanship, integrity and sustainability and this embodied by all who work at R.A. Woodcraft. 

Making life a little more special and lovely

We are a husband and wife run business based in Cape Town.  At the head of the team of RA Woodcraft is founder Rudolf Zuidema.  He has over two decades of woodworking experience. He is classically trained and fully qualified, but above all else has an infectious passion for innovation. Rudolf has represented South Africa at the World Skills Competition in Joinery where he finished in the Top 10.  RA Woodcraft produces top quality custom furniture, kitchens or any bespoke wood product for discerning clients. r.a.w has grown from RA Woodcraft, managed by Jana Zuidema, as a lifestyle brand producing quality made wood products to make life just that little more special and lovely.

How many people work for you?

We have 4 employees

What is your favourite rattan product from the Rattania collection?

The sideboard

Why would you say it is important for people to support local?

Supporting local means supporting our very own, it means putting food on the table of your neighbour, it means growing our own local economy, it means job creation within our community, it’s greener as your carbon footprint is less and it’s the easiest way to make a difference in someone local’s life.