Friday, January 24, 2014
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
|Pencil Post Bed by ShaKa Studios|
It's Christmas Eve.
|"Christmas Eve" by Shane Rodarte|
As we wind down the year, and prepare for the final months of ShaKa Studios American Furniture, we reflect on how thankful we are for the clients who have blessed us with the opportunity to create beautiful custom furniture for over 15 years.
"I will enjoy this bed for a lifetime." - Tate Taylor, Director/Executive Producer/Screenwriter "The Help"Choosing the best time to retire is never easy. We have built a solid reputation by delivering heirloom-quality custom beds and TV Stands. There are cabinets, dressers, tables, dry sinks and armoires, so many armoires, in homes across America, that were lovingly crafted by Shane Rodarte.
"The console is simply incredible; the craftsmanship is evident in every detail." - Jesse Ortiz, New MexicoIt seems like a thousand years ago, but in 1998 we took a leap of faith, gambled everything we had, and made our little custom furniture studio a success. We were probably crazy. What business did newly weds with a baby on the way have launching a web-based custom furniture business in 1998? Who even had computers - or internet access, for that matter?
|"He's Taking All the Presents" by Shane Rodarte|
"I purchased my bed in 1990 and it is still sturdy and and as good as it was when we bought it." - Leslie Watson, TexasAnd now it is time to gamble once again. Is this the right time to say goodbye to the business that we both worked so hard to create? Time will tell. We have faith.
Enjoy these holiday sketches by Shane Rodarte. He is an amazingly talented artist regardless of medium - wood or pencil. He has a knack for turning a blank canvas into a work of art.
The time to commission one of the final works of art in wood that Shane ever creates is now. We will stop taking orders for TV stands on December 31, 2013. The 20% discount on beds will end on the 31st, as well. We may or may not accept bed orders after that. It will depend on what happens between now and the 31st. Regardless, there will be no further discounts offered after December 31st.
May your Christmas be miraculous,
Shane & Kandas Rodarte
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
|Merry Christmas from our Family to Yours|
Hard to believe it's almost over. December 31 is just around the corner. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the outpouring of well-wishes, and orders. Shane has several fun projects to build before he hangs up his saw blades, including a couple that will be truly one-of-a-kind. There are less then two weeks left to commission your handmade signed bed at 20% off the regular price. It's not too late to commission a TV stand at full price. If you'd like to add a nightstand or dresser to your bed order, we can review your options with you.
Here are our top 10 selling products from 2013. Okay, there are 12. Two are shown in both their stained and painted versions:
Chest of 4 Drawers
Four Poster Rope Bed
Henegar 40 inch Stained TV Stand
Fairfield 48" TV Cabinet
Brazos 60 inch TV Console
Tall Cannonball Bed - Stained
Girtz 72 inch Painted TV Stand
Painted Tall Cannonball Bed
Henegar 40 inch Painted TV Stand
Monday, December 2, 2013
|Cyber Monday Special: 20% OFF TV Stands and Media Cabinets Extended through December 2, 2013|
Cyber Monday Offer:
20% OFF TV Furniture extended one extra day.Includes TV Stands, TV Cabinets, TV Armoires, Media Consoles, Bar Stools and special offer cupboards.
Excludes custom items.
Ends tonight at midnight PST.
Shop online: http://CustomTVStand.com
or call Kandas at 281-826-2337
Sunday, December 1, 2013
One of the reasons why Shane can retire at just 46 years old, is because we have a second business, Gratitude Geek. We offer high quality greeting cards and gifts at an exceptional value through our partnership with SendOutCards.
These cards are great for business owners and sales professionals who are looking for a powerful, easy and inexpensive way to express appreciation to their clients. They are just as great for individuals who just want to send a few cards and gifts a month to friends and family.
Kandas would be happy to schedule a 20 minute strategy session with you to determine how Gratitude Geek can make your card and gift sending easier and less expensive. Call her at 281-826-2337 or visit http://GratitudeGeek.com for more info.
Friday, November 29, 2013
|Final Days for 20% OFF the last units of TV furniture ever made by Shane Rodarte.|
Hard to believe the month is nearly over... and the final TV furniture orders are trickling in...
Yesterday, we celebrated Shane's 46th birthday. In lieu of turkey and fixings, he opted for Korean BBQ and cheesecake. We had great company and thankful hearts.
We do have much for which to be thankful: Shane's 28 year career as a professional furniture maker, our fifteen years together pioneering the way people purchase custom furniture online, and a bright and exciting future! We shared a glimpse of our future plans on The Weekly Business Hour with Rick Schissler this past Monday. You can listen to the entire hour long interview online or watch a synopsis in this short video clip.
"Thanks again to both you and Shane for being on this morning show. It definitely was the most fun we have ever had on the show." - Rick Schissler, Weekly Business HourRemember the final day to order TV furniture and custom case goods is December 1, 2013 and the final day for beds is December 31, 2013.
We appreciate you!
Shane & Kandas
Monday, November 25, 2013
|6 Days Left to Commission a TV Stand or Media Cabinet from Shane Rodarte before her retires.|
Be sure to tune in to Lone Star Internet Radio today at 11 a.m. CST to hear Shane and Kandas Rodarte on the Weekly Business Hour with Rick Schissler. Rick, a Silver Fox Adviser, offers business tips and interviews with local business owners during his weekly hour long radio show. If you miss the interview, it will be available on demand via the webpage.
|Listen Online November 25, 2013|