Rockin' Ray's Custom Rockers
Art & Pet Portraits
Cigar Box Guitars


What started as a hobby making rockers for family and friends has evolved into an expression of art using wood as my medium.

As you will see in my gallery of Art, Pet Portraits and Cigar Box Guitars the subjects and my implementation of each has grown significantly. From Fretwork to Segmentation to Intarsia the use of wood varies with each subject.

If you are interested in a one of a kind, unique custom art piece just pick the subject and let me know.

Pet Portraits, people portraits, scenic, whimsical, or signage I am sure you will be happy with the results.

If you are musically inclined or would just like a piece of playable musical folkart check out my Cigar Box Guitars.

If you have a child in your life – or one on the way –these custom-made, hand-crafted rockers make perfect and personalized gifts for birthdays, holidays and baby showers. Just send a photo of a child's favorite pet, animal or vehicle, and I'll make it rock!

Our friends got our daughter Ruby a Rocking Dog for her birthday. It is truly one of the most thoughtful, unique and creative gifts we've ever received. It looks just like our Beagle/Sheperd mix, Mookie! It is so beautifully handcrafted that it feels more like an artisan piece than a children's toy – though our daughter absolutely loves it!

Brooklyn, NY

We love our rocking Shih Tzu! We can't get over how much it looks like our dog Sophie. Our son Zachary insists on keeping it right by his bed and one of the first things he says every morning is "Mama, I wanna ride Sophie." We couldn't imagine a more personal and special gift!

Framingham, MA

The rocker arrived today – it looks great! Erin loves it and we can't wait till the boys are old enough to use it. Thanks for doing such a wonderful job building it. The painted nails and the collar and bell are just perfect. Can't wait to see what the cat does when she sees it.

Los Angeles, CA