Drapela Woodworks

Houston, Texas | 21893 Sales


Drapela Woodworks

Houston, Texas 21893 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (3649)
Ryan Drapela

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Ryan Drapela

Announcement    Last day for to purchase for Father's Day is Saturday, June 8th any orders after that I cannot guarantee anything, but I will try my best I promise! #NOSLEEP


Last updated on Jun 8, 2019

Last day for to purchase for Father's Day is Saturday, June 8th any orders after that I cannot guarantee anything, but I will try my best I promise! #NOSLEEP


Meet Ryan Drapela

Entrepreneur From an Early Age
Ever since I can remember I have always tried to sell something. Whether it be candy and cards in the 3rd grade to selling duct tape wallets in middle school or even selling candy to help pay for high school lunches. I have always been looking for something to fill the need of others and to grow myself. I have always been the wild one with crazy ideas and high energy! To me that is the only way to live! I am currently in college studying at Texas A&M. I am studying entrepreneurship and striving everyday to get better in life. I run my Etsy shop while attending college because it helps me pay for my college tuition. My shop is located about 2 hours away from campus so lets just say I stay busy!

How The Shop Was Made
About 6 years ago I had to make a table for the local county fair. The table ended up doing very well in the competition and the rest is history. I fell in love with working with wood and becoming an wood entrepreneur. And well after 6 years of many successes and failures, I decided that I needed to make product that would be the perfect gift for the person that has everything else. I started making phone docks and fell in love with the simplicity and organizational ability of this handy little item! My shop has slowly been growing and is managed by me. My parents help me with shipping while I am in college and friends help me work on the weekends when there is not enough hours in a day for me to do it by myself. I love what I do and hope to continue to grow and bring new products to market.
I think anyone can do anything they want in life as long as they have a burning desire to do so and they are persistent about doing it. One of the best ways to learn is from failures because if its too easy its not worth it!
I also love good food and love to cook! I can eat BBQ everyday of the week for breakfast, lunch and dinner and still go to bed full and with a smile! Hope ya'll have a Great Day and best wishes:)

Favorite Quote: "It's not because you got to. It's because you get to."
-Ryan Drapela

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Shop members

  • Ryan Drapela


    Growing up on farm in the countryside of Texas, made me realize the small things in life mean the most, and that hard work will never fail you. Currently I am working hard to put myself through college and helping out on the farm whenever I can.

  • Brenda Drapela


    This is my Mother, She does all of the shipping for me, without her the shop would not be able to function. She keeps everything in line and orderly!

  • Anthony Rocha

    Wood Fabricator

    Anthony does whatever needs to be done in the shop in order for products to be made. He is the reason they are smooth and beautiful. He goes through each piece and hand inspects each one.

  • Tommy Drapela

    Shop Foreman

    This is my Father he manages the shop and makes sure projects get completed. He pretty much runs the shop when I am not able to do so. Without Dad managing the shop like he does I would not be able to fully attend college and run my business simultan

Shop policies

Last updated on November 20, 2017
Here at Drapela Woodworks we believe in our fast paced world we live in that sometimes simple is just simply better. This is portrayed through our simple products handmade just for you to simply stay organized and make a lasting impressing on friends, family or colleagues. Thank You for taking a look at our shop:)

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 6 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If you receive a damaged or defective product, please notify me as quickly as possible so we may get the conflict resolved:) It must be reported by the original recipient. Reports of damage by a 3rd party will not be honored.
Payment for your item can be made through PayPal, credit or debit card, and Etsy gift cards and various way. We do not accept checks in the mail.
Shipping - All shipping will be via UPS or USPS and most products will ship in approx. 1-3 business days from date of purchase. That may vary depending on the current workload we experience. If you are in a hurry to get an item please let me know and I will do everything I can to speed up the process.

Domestic Shipping takes 1-3 Days
International Shipping is 5-12 days
Additional policies and FAQs
-Information about colors and fonts-
Fonts - Please know that every font has characteristics that are different and some letters may not turn out the same way as you expected. Please be sure to check the font on Microsoft word if you think there will be complications. It is not an error and we will not replace an item because of font characteristics.

Colors - Colors may be different on the final product than they appear on your computer screen. Due to wood contrasting from board to board. We tried to correctly portray the color as much as possible.

Proofs - Proofs will be sent by request only. If you receive your order and are unhappy with a font or layout and you did not request a proof, we will not replace your order :( .

Once an order is placed it goes into manufacturing. Once the order is started in the shop it cannot be changed. If you want to change anything about your order please send a email immediately. A refund will not be issued due to an error on your part.

We will not send you a picture of your finished product you ordered unless requested.

By placing an order, you agree to these policies.

More information

Last updated on Nov 20, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Information for custom and personalized order can be left in notes of the order or through a personal conversation with me:)

Gift wrapping and packaging

We have gift wrapping available, please letme know what you would like to tell the gift recipient in the notes of the order:)