Drapela Works

| Houston, Texas
84,881 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    USA made items! Our products are made right here in Texas and shipped to customers all over the world!


Last updated on Sep 21, 2021

USA made items! Our products are made right here in Texas and shipped to customers all over the world!


84881 Sales

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Ryan Drapela

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Ryan Drapela


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About DrapelaWoodworks

Sales 84,881
On Etsy since 2015
Video summary: This is how are docking stations are engraved with a metal bit that cuts deep into the wood:)

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 just graduated from Texas A&M I studied entrepreneurship, economics, and of course Etsy lol. I ran my Etsy shop while attending college because it helped me pay for my college tuition. Now that I have graduated I am going to run it full-time!

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

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 grow my business I graduated in May of 2019 so things are exciting.

  • 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 flowing!

  • 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

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
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.
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By purchasing any item sold by Drapela Woodworks, the buyer expressly warrants that he/she is in compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations regarding the purchase, ownership, and use of the item. It shall be the buyer's responsibility to comply with all Federal, State and Local laws governing the sale of any items listed, illustrated or sold. The buyer expressly agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Drapela Woodworks for all claims resulting directly or indirectly from the purchase, ownership, or use of the item in violation of applicable Federal, State, and Local laws or regulations. Buyer further warrants that he/she is 18 years of age or older, and understands that some items sold by Drapela Woodworks are dangerous if misused. Buyer expressly agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Drapela Woodworks for injuries which may result from use of products sold by us.

More information

Last updated on Sep 19, 2019
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 let me know what you would like to tell the gift recipient in the notes of the order:)