ShakaStudios' Shop Policies
ShãKa Studios and You
Each piece of Shaka Studios’ furniture is collaboration between you, the patron and Shane, the artist. Working together we are able to conceptualize and create, not just a piece of functional furniture, but a work of art. We take the time to hear what you have to say, and together we are able to construct something not just for the here and now, but for tomorrow.
ShaKa Studios Construction Philosophy
We build from scratch. Well, we don’t go out there and cut down the trees ourselves, but we do craft most parts in our studio, with very few exceptions.
Each piece is constructed in accordance of the laws of nature. In the 28 years of crafting and shipping furniture across the country, we found it is better to go with the current than against it.
What does that mean?
Wood, like all natural material breathes in and out (expands and contracts). By working with the laws of nature we are able to create solid wood furniture that can be enjoyed from one coast to the other, be it your Manhattan apartment or your Malibu beach home.
ShaKa Studios Finishes
All Shãka Studios furniture is finished with professional grade finishing material. ShãKa Studios has spent years perfecting our unique proprietary finishing techniques.
ShaKa Studios finishes are museum quality, and “a finish unlike any I have ever seen,” as one client extoled. Our finishes are extremely durable while emitting a feeling of warmth and subtleness. This gives each furniture piece its’ artistic balance and unique personality. There are a wide variety of colors, combinations, and options to choose from, and each piece is tailored to your personality to give you that one of kind piece that was made just for you.
Shaka Studios Furniture Options
Shãka Studios also provides many other options to our beds, TV consoles and media cabinets such as: brass bed bolt covers, four post bed finials, custom hardware, 6 door panels choices, 3 baseboard designs, and our EZ-Access back panels, to name a few. Along with over 25 finish options, this gives you the ability to tailor your furniture especially for you and your unique tastes and needs.
Expected Lead Time & Delivery
At Shãka Studios, we handcraft each furniture piece to order, one at a time, with 28 years of experience, and high standards. We create very detailed and artistic pieces. There are many steps we must precisely follow to ensure our high quality standards. We suggest that you time your furniture order to allow 3 to 4 months lead time.
Shãka Studios decided several years ago that since we create such unique one of kind furniture piece for our customers, the furniture should be delivered with the same care used to create it. Each piece is blanket wrapped and delivered to your home by independent owner-operated delivery services. Your order may be coordinated with others headed to the same region of the country. This may or may not hasten, or slightly delay, your order. Building schedules and delivery schedules are seasonal. Please feel free to call 281-826-2337, or send a convo regarding accurate and up to date lead times.
Our Mission is to offer a wide range of artistic goods that are in balance with nature, body and our souls. Not just for the here and now, but for the past, present and future.
We sincerely hope you enjoy all that ShãKa Studios has to offer.
Shane and Kandas Rodarte
Payment terms for made-to-order items is 50% down, balance due when we start your order.
Items that are ready-to-ship must be paid in full before we pack the order.
There is a 20% service charge for cancelled orders.
Your purchase will generally ship via blanket wrap delivery by an independent company. Delivery is to your driveway or front porch. You will receive a call from the carrier to arrange a delivery window.
In general shipping of large items like beds and TV stands runs about $300. Smaller items are charged UPS rates.
Refunds and Exchanges
Damages and Shortages: Must be reported within 5 days of receipt of merchandise. All shipments are FOB New Waverly, TX and become the property of the customer when transfered to the freight carrier. In the case of package mishandling, contact the company that delivered the shipment to submit damage claim. Damage due to packing error will be replaced or repaired at our discretion. Shortages will be replaced with like goods.
Returns: All Sales Are Final. Each piece is handcrafted to order. We cannot accept returns except in the cases of damage or error in order processing.
Warranty: Our pieces are handcrafted individually. Great care is taken to maintain our high quality standards. We guarantee the work of our craftsmen for one year from date of purchase. This warranty does not include damage caused by abuse or mishandling by the shipper, retailer or consumer. As with all finishes, some fading or color change, such as “yellowing” may occur. This is a natural characteristic of wood furnishings and is not considered a defect. This effect can be intensified with exposure to sunlight. Over exposure to water can result in damage to the product. Chemical liquids like nail polish remover or medicines may damage the product. Our finishes are hand distressed to achieve a more authentic appearance. Small pinholes, rasp marks, indentations and other distinctive marks are not considered defects and are normal characteristics of our unique finish. It is a normal characteristic of wood to have variations in coloration, grain pattern, and other markings that occur naturally as trees grow. Such is the beauty of real wood furniture. No two pieces will be exactly alike. Constant exposure to moisture, humidity and temperature changes can cause slight shrinking, swelling and cracking, which are natural characteristics of wood furnishings.
This warranty also excludes any product with a custom finish and/or buyer's remorse. To ensure your complete satisfication with your purchase, please order finish samples prior to selecting your finish.
Wood Designs, Inc. reserves the right to make changes or improvements to its products without incurring any obligation to similarly alter products previously purchased.
Last Updated January 28, 2015