TradecraftSpec

Every kid needs space to dream!

Lancaster, Pennsylvania · 270 Sales

TradecraftSpec

Every kid needs space to dream!

Lancaster, Pennsylvania 270 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(57)

Announcement   Thank you for browsing our shop! Please note: unfortunately Etsy has decided to charge a high percentage fee on shipping charges. Since we already lose money on shipping this has forced us to raise our shipping prices. Etsy has also opted to severely raise transaction fees for sellers. We have had to raise our prices because of this change. We apologize for Etsy's greed and lack of foresight. Please note that prices on our own website remain unchanged at www.tradecraftspecialties.com
We're passionate about our products, and making customers happy. We primarily create entirely handmade and hand-painted beds for kids. Want a custom design that you don't see in our shop? Just let us know!
Don't forget to visit our website for more information about us and our products at www.tradecraftspecialties.com

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 18, 2018

Thank you for browsing our shop! Please note: unfortunately Etsy has decided to charge a high percentage fee on shipping charges. Since we already lose money on shipping this has forced us to raise our shipping prices. Etsy has also opted to severely raise transaction fees for sellers. We have had to raise our prices because of this change. We apologize for Etsy's greed and lack of foresight. Please note that prices on our own website remain unchanged at www.tradecraftspecialties.com
We're passionate about our products, and making customers happy. We primarily create entirely handmade and hand-painted beds for kids. Want a custom design that you don't see in our shop? Just let us know!
Don't forget to visit our website for more information about us and our products at www.tradecraftspecialties.com

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About

Design and handcrafting... BY parents, FOR parents!

Our Etsy story begins with a little girl ready to move from a crib to a bed. This particular girl wanted a race car bed, but it had to be purple. No purple race car bed could be found for purchase, so the design of what was to become the initial prototype for our beds was born. Years later and several design revisions down the road, we finally set out to design and sell the beds that started with that little girl's dream. Our designs have since blossomed from race cars to a multitude of designs, with any custom design just a request away.

Being parents ourselves, we carefully research all federal regulations and safety standards to present only the best designs at the best price possible. Safety has been one of our chief concerns from day one. We only make and sell what we would feel perfectly safe presenting to our own children. This is one of the reasons why we have tested our materials at nationally and federally recognized laboratories; to ensure that what goes into our products creates a perfect synergy that you can feel safe purchasing for your own children.

Every product we make is entirely handcrafted from start to finish. Although we use some templates and computer-generated designs, every product is unique in that our hands have shaped it from start to finish. We have a passionate and vested interest in what we do!

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Shop members

  • Winston

    Assistant

    Winston's job is to make sure that there is as much chaos as possible in our shop. His limitless Labradoodle energy helps keep us going!

  • Nicole

    Customer Service

    Nicole's primary duties are to make sure our customers receive the best possible service in sales, shipping, and communication. She keeps our small office running smoothly and efficiently.

  • Ken

    Sales, Marketing, Production

    With many years in design, manufacturing, and management, Ken oversees our sales and marketing, as well as production. He enjoys taking an active role in many parts of our organization.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 14, 2018
Thank you for browsing our shop! We're passionate about our products, and making customers happy. Among other items, we create themed beds for kids which are completely handcrafted. Want a custom design that you don't see in our shop? Just let us know!
Don't forget to visit our webpage for more information about us and our products at www.tradecraftspecialties.com

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 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.
If your item is damaged during shipping, we will do our best to replace the item, either in whole or just the damaged part(s), as quickly as possible. Please be sure to send photos of the item and a detailed description of the damage when contacting us. We also reserve the right to fully refund your purchase if we are unable to replace the product (for one-of-a-kind products).
If you wish to exchange or return your product, please contact us. Most of our products are large or bulky, so if approved, you will be responsible for payment of all shipping and/or packaging fees. You will also be responsible for ensuring that the product returns in its original condition. Because of the size and customization factors of most of our products, there may be a restocking fee associated with any returns, exchanges, etc.
If you wish to cancel an order before it leaves our shop, there may be a restocking fee if the order has already been started since almost all of our orders are built on an order by order basis.
Payment
All of our larger products are made to order, and require payment before being committed to the handcrafting schedule. Once payment is received, your order will be processed and production will begin. Each listing will specify a rough completion date at time of order, which will vary depending on the size and complexity of the order.
Buyers in Pennsylvania pay 6% sales tax on order and shipping.
Shipping
We do our best to help protect the environment by reusing or recycling packaging material wherever possible. We'll make sure your order is packaged securely using recycled/reused materials where possible to keep these out of landfills for at least one more use!
Larger orders will be shipped either UPS or FedEx. Depending on the size of the item, shipping may be through UPS Freight or FedEx Freight. Smaller items may be shipped through the USPS.
PLEASE NOTE: although we do our best to keep shipping prices as low as possible, Etsy has decided to charge exorbitant fees in addition to our cost. Since shipping costs are already a losing proposition for us, we have had to raise our shipping prices. We apologize for Etsy's greed and lack of foresight.
PLEASE NOTE: shipping for Alaska and Hawaii will be much higher than the listed rates for continental shipping. At the time of this note, Etsy does not allow us to break these states out individually, so if you complete a purchase with a delivery address in one of these states we will contact you before proceeding to figure out a more accurate shipping price.
Larger items may take several weeks to complete, based on our current schedule and the complexity of the order. Small items usually ship within several days.
Please keep in mind that shipping prices include the cost of all packaging materials, shipping/freight, and time to package. These costs are not built into the product price.
We currently do not allow local pickup at our shop due to liability and other factors, however for buyers of our larger products who live close to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, local delivery may be available at a lower rate than standard shipping. The local delivery price is based on several factors, but mainly distance. Please contact us with your zip code to see if a local delivery quote is available for your order.
We try to keep shipping costs as low as possible with efficient packaging and light product weight, however our larger products are still expensive to ship. Please don't forget to keep the shipping cost in mind when figuring the budget for your order.
Additional policies and FAQs
Our products are entirely handmade and hand-painted, which is hard to find today in an industry saturated with production-line offerings. We prefer the handcrafted authenticity that only brushed paint can bring out. If you prefer a factory mass-produced product then our beds are probably not the right fit for you. However, if you prefer a product that is unique and individualized by each careful cut and brush stroke then our beds may just be the perfect addition to your home. Please keep in mind when ordering that our products are not mass produced, but will have individual imperfections and paint surface variations which make them unique and special.
Because our beds are individually handcrafted, we always welcome custom orders. We can create custom designs for your preview at no cost, and no commitment to you. Production time for the final product will vary based on the complexity of the order, and our current production schedule. Please contact us for more information on custom orders, or to request a custom design.
For more information on us and our products, be sure to visit us at www.tradecraftspecialties.com.

More information

Last updated on Apr 25, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Can you design bunk beds or loft beds?

Bunk beds and loft beds are covered by a section of laws specified by the Consumer Products Safety Commission that are different from other beds in many ways. We choose not to manufacture or design elevated beds because of the problems associated with maintaining different product specifications in our line of products. We try to keep our products and procedures simple, straightforward, and cost-effective. This ensures you get a quality product at a reasonable price.

Can I pick up my order at your shop?

At this time we do not allow local pickups due to liability and other issues. If you live close to us, you may fall into our local delivery bracket which is cheaper than standard shipping.

Are our beds right for you and your child?

Our beds are not intended for use by infants or small occupants who require a crib or crib-mattress toddler bed, but they are perfect for when you and your young driver are ready for the transition to a twin mattress or larger bed. As a parent, nobody knows their child better than you.
It is recommended that occupants of our beds weigh more than 50 lbs. This arises from the rules set forth by the Consumer Products Safety Commission that specify one of the criteria for a 'toddler bed' is a maximum weight of 50 lbs. Because our beds do not fit a crib mattress, they cannot meet all of the 'toddler bed' criteria specified in ASTM F1821 which involve specific crib mattress sizing.

Can I get a lower shipping cost?

For buyers of our larger products who live close to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, local delivery may be available at a lower rate than standard shipping. The local delivery price is based on several factors, but mainly distance. Please contact us with your zip code to see if a local delivery quote is available for your order.
We try to keep shipping costs as low as possible with efficient packaging, light product weight, and recycling or reusing packaging materials where possible. However our larger products are still expensive to ship. Please keep in mind that shipping prices include the cost of all packaging materials, shipping/freight, and time to package. These costs are not built into our product prices.

Why do you brush paint instead of spraying or rolling it on?

We prefer the authentic look of detailed, hand-brushed painting. Each of our products is a unique piece of craftsmanship and artistry, especially the paint. Brushing also makes it easier for us to use the safer, more kid-friendly paints that parents prefer.

Can you design toddler beds for crib size mattresses?

Toddler beds with crib size mattresses are covered by a section of Federal regulations that require extensive investment for laboratory testing for every different model sold, even if a color changes. We specialize in custom beds at reasonable prices, so the mass production this sort of investment requires would not be able to keep costs and prices low for our customers.
A crib mattress also limits the size of the bed, which can be rapidly outgrown. As parents, we also determined crib mattress beds to be extremely limiting when a child wanted a parent to temporarily occupy the bed with them, especially as the child grows older.
For these reasons, we do not currently make beds to fit crib size mattresses.

Why are some colors more expensive than others?

There are several reasons why some colors cost more. We only stock a certain range of colors based on popularity and other factors to keep costs down, and so some colors have to be purchased special if ordered. In general it makes most of the colors less expensive, but we have to charge slightly more for colors that are outside this range.
Also some colors are harder to paint than others. They may require more coats, or they may require more time in general to apply.

How long will my order take to produce?

Generally an order will take about three to four weeks in our shop, from order until shipping. This does not include transit time during shipping. Transit times will vary from a day or two up to a week or more depending on how far you are located from us. Sometimes orders will take longer to make based on our current schedule or complexity. When a customer places an order, we typically try to give an estimate of how long it will take. If you want to know our current shop lead-time, please contact us.