The wood workshop | colours and materials for coachbuilding

custom car design possibilities

The wood workshop | colours and materials for coachbuilding

Exclusive woods bookmatched

Bookmatching is the process of coordinating two wood surfaces. This means two neighboring surfaces mirror each other. This gives the effect of an opened book. In addition, both veneer or solid wood can be bookmatched. The technique is used to beautify objects. For instance furniture, violins, cellos and the interiors of our coachbuilt motorcars. The two adjoining surfaces are made from the same wood material. This ensures they have exactly the same presence. The finished article varies with the figure of the chosen wood. From very subtle, making the two surfaces appear almost to be a single piece of timber. Or a more outspoken and striking effect. We can even show a curved grain, as in high-end guitars. Above all, marble or other patterned gem can also be bookmatched.


No two motor cars will ever be the same with Niels van Roij Design

Our wood specialists source the finest material by hand to make the veneers. The grain of each veneer is as special as a human fingerprint. Above all, this means that no two Niels van Roij Design cars will ever be the similar. Our marquetry is world-class. Our craftspeople will look for appealing pieces of wood. Featuring a charming arrangement of patterns. It takes about 30 days for each set of veneers to be hand-made. It demands patience and attention from our artisans. Layer by layer they remove the veneer with a rotating blade. Like pages of a book. Then these are collected. After that, our skilled workers keep the veneers in their correct order. By hand they are sanded, lacquered and polished. As a result, when it’s time to fit them, the veneers can be bookmatched by eye. This achieves a appealing, charming and perfect symmetry in the interior.


Your inspiration is anywhere

First the veneers are crafted and then fitted to your hand-made interior. When you look at the dashboard a delicatelyelegant, seamless join will appear. Right down the middle of your interior. Every single piece left and right will match. It truly looks dazzling. At Niels van Roij Design craft and technology meet. This sets our design atelier and coachbuilding workshop apart. From state-of-the-art computers to the skillset of our craftspeople. In other words, we can create a design to make your coachbuilt car truly unique to you. For instance, our team can make something as understated as a initial, or emblem. Alternatively, we can use 100’s of sophisticated elements of wood. We can produce some extraordinary effects. The only limit is your imagination. The possibilities to epitomize your car are boundless. Your inspiration can come from everywhere. Therefore, share your ideas and make your dream become a reality.

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