About us

Husband and wife team, Rudolf and Jana, have pooled their skills and pulled out all the stops to bring you a little lovely in the form of beautifully and thoughtfully crafted wooden lifestyle products. Produced by R.A. Woodcraft the products are expertly handmade and of the highest quality using sustainably sourced materials and traditional joinery techniques. r.a.w hopes to make life a little more special and lovely!  

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 a fully qualified joiner woodmachinist, 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 inline with the quality that comes from a specialist craftsman. We hope you enjoy every item made by Rudolf and his team for r.a.w, thus supporting local business in Cape Town. Thank you!