StraightGaugeStudios

Modern, bicycle inspired home decor

Portland, Oregon · 82 Sales

StraightGaugeStudios

Modern, bicycle inspired home decor

Portland, Oregon 82 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(13)

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All orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail or Priority Mail International. All ready to ship mandala orders ship within 1 business day.

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Straight Gauge Studios designs modern bicycle-inspired wall hangings and light fixtures. Our handmade home decor is made from repurposed bicycle parts and each piece is hand "laced" for a unique take on modern lighting & decor.

With the exception of ready to ship items, light fixtures and wall mandalas are handmade to order, so please allow 1-4 weeks for build time. Each fixture will be packaged carefully to avoid damage during transit. Please review my shop policies prior to placing your order for details about turn-around, shipping, refunds, and FAQs.

Please direct inquiries via convo or to martin [at] straightgauge [dot] com.

For shop news visit our Facebook page: facebook.com/straightgaugestudios

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 30, 2016

SHIPPING & TURN AROUND
All orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail or Priority Mail International. All ready to ship mandala orders ship within 1 business day.

| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

LET'S STAY SOCIAL!
Instagram @straightgaugestudios
Pinterest: pinterest.com/straightgaugestudios

| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

Straight Gauge Studios designs modern bicycle-inspired wall hangings and light fixtures. Our handmade home decor is made from repurposed bicycle parts and each piece is hand "laced" for a unique take on modern lighting & decor.

With the exception of ready to ship items, light fixtures and wall mandalas are handmade to order, so please allow 1-4 weeks for build time. Each fixture will be packaged carefully to avoid damage during transit. Please review my shop policies prior to placing your order for details about turn-around, shipping, refunds, and FAQs.

Please direct inquiries via convo or to martin [at] straightgauge [dot] com.

For shop news visit our Facebook page: facebook.com/straightgaugestudios

Martin Swanson

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Martin Swanson

About

Straight Gauge is reinventing the wheel.

A bike wheel is beautiful and purposeful. A retired or compromised bike wheel may still be beautiful, but it’s original purpose has expired. Repairing these wheels is out of the question, but their wonderful blend of balance and geometry still have the capacity to captivate a much wider audience cyclist and non-cyclist alike.

These wheels would normally be tossed out by bicycle shops and end up in the landfill, but instead, we dismantle, clean, sand, and relace them using traditional wheel building techniques. Spokes are bent and crossed into a design depending on the rim size and length of spokes. Thus, each piece is truly a unique work of art.

Every item Straight Gauge makes celebrates the wheel’s beauty while reinventing it’s future as modern home decor.

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Shop members

  • Martin Swanson

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Bike Shop manager by day, Chief Surwheelist at Straight Gauge by night. Long-time bicycle evangelist.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 11, 2017
Thanks for visiting Straight Gauge Studios Etsy shop! Straight Gauge designs modern bicycle-inspired home decor. Our products are made from bike wheels that are no longer rideable. These wheels would normally be tossed out by bicycle shops and end up in the landfill. Instead, we rescue each wheel and re-envision them into beautiful pieces using traditional bike wheel building techniques.

Please direct inquiries via convo or to martin [at] straightgauge [dot] com.

For shop news visit our Facebook page at: facebook.com/straightgaugestudios or on Instagram @straightgaugestudios

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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)
  • Items on sale
REFUNDS & RETURNS
Since each piece is made-to-order, refunds are on a case-by-case basis. If you are unhappy with your piece, please contact us within 3 business days of delivery, so we can attempt to resolve the problem. Items eligible for a refund must be returned in new condition and will be inspected for wear and damage prior to refund. We DO NOT accept refunds on any piece which has been altered in ANY way. Refunds are given for the item cost only, not shipping charges. Buyer is responsible for any return shipping costs.

DAMAGE IN TRANSIT
Each piece is packaged to withstand tough shipping conditions, but occasionally damage does happen. Should you receive a damaged item, please contact me as soon as possible so I can attempt to remedy the situation.
Payment
ACCEPTED PAYMENT METHODS
Straight Gauge accepts PayPal and Credit Cards via Etsy's Direct Checkout system. If you would like to pay by check or money order, please contact us to make arrangements.


ORDER CANCELLATION
If you change your mind or need to cancel your order for any reason, please notify me within 24 hours of purchase. Since each light fixture is made-to-order, cancellations will not be accepted after the 24 hour time period.
Shipping
Each Straight Gauge light fixture is carefully packaged to withstand rigorous shipping conditions. We generally ship via USPS Priority Mail or FedEx Ground with Shipping Confirmation.

SHIPPING COSTS/OVERAGES
Shipping prices are calculated within each Etsy listing. If you are interested in ordering more than one mandala and are curious about shipping multiple pieces together, please contact us for a rate quote.

RECYCLED SHIPPING MATERIALS
Straight Gauge's recycle and repurpose philosophy extends to shipping materials when possible. You may received your order wrapped in previously used (but clean) packing material.
Additional policies and FAQs
RECYCLED PARTS
All items in the Straight Gauge shop are made from used, recycled bicycle parts. That means the parts have been used on a bike and therefore may show some CHIPPING, STAINING, OXIDATION, and/or OTHER WEAR. I clean and polish each part that I use, but as the nature with used metal parts, please do not expect a perfect, factory-new looking piece. The flaws are a unique part of each piece's charm!

UL INFORMATION
Any light fixture kit in the Straight Gauge shop is made thoughtfully and with great care using UL listed parts from reputable dealers.

DISCLAIMER ABOUT LIGHTING
Each lighting piece is professionally wired prior to shipping. However, as with any electric fixture, please consult with a licensed electrician to ensure proper and safe installation. It is the buyer's responsibility to ensure any lighting is compliant with local and state electrical and/or building code requirements.

Our fixtures are not intended for outdoor use.

CUSTOM ORDERS
If you are interested in having a custom piece made, please inquire via convo or martin [at] straightgauge [dot] com.