Welcome

Virtually all my products are made from pine and are finished with Danish oil to enhance the natural wood grain. Pine will darken over time to give a rich golden hue. Natural wood will continue to 'move' especially in the extreme range of temperature and humidity found in boats, so please expect some slight shrinkage or expansion and a certain amount of warping. These factors, combined with normal wear and tear, gradually build character and 'patina' which adds value to a well made product. That's why a real wooden product has inherent value and can become an antique.

My antique, vintage, rustic, reclaimed, restored or remade furniture will be characterised by knots, cracks and many other imperfections which make it unique and interesting. Here my focus is to make the piece sound and functional while leaving the surface imperfections untouched.

Don't forget, if you want to decorate your purchase with 'roses and castles', Danish oil can be over painted using, for example, 'Craftmaster' decorative flat coat paints. In my trials I would say the results were excellent but test your own paints first to check compatibility and end results.

I can modify some of my shelves and designs to suit the particular requirements of your boat but please note that commissioned or specially made items can not be returned.

Payments

'Make it shipshape' would like to paid using the Etsy Direct Checkout or Paypal.

Shipping

Currently I am posting to UK mainland only. I maintain a small stock of most items and these will be dispatched as soon as possible. I can usually post items in stock within 3 days but because we are roving traders on the canal for part of the year, I have stated 3 - 5 days for most items so that I can to get to a post office. Where items are not in stock or made to order, please allow 14 days for items to be made and prepared for posting. If you are worried about availability please don't hesitate to contact me using the 'contact shop owner' button and I will happily let you know what's in stock or when the next batch will be ready for dispatch. You can then decide if you are happy to proceed. Allow a further 2 to 3 days for Royal Mail 'Signed For' 2nd class delivery.

If the postage costs add up to more than what is actually paid because, for example, I am able to pack things in the same parcel, I guarantee to refund the difference once the order has been shipped. Similarly, if I have over estimated postage costs on a particular item, I will refund the difference once the order has been shipped.

Items are packed with great care but if your parcel arrives damaged please contact me within 3 working days so that I can arrange for a return.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 21 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)

Returns and exchange details

If you are not happy with your purchase please let me know within 14 days and return it undamaged within 21 days. The buyer is responsible for return postage costs. The buyer will be refunded the cost of the item less the original postage costs once it has returned undamaged so please take care with repackaging. Returns are not available on commissioned, personalised or custom made items.

Privacy

Privacy Policy: You have authorised Etsy or its related sites and services including 'Pattern' which hosts www.makeitshipshape.co.uk to provide and share with me your name, postal and email addresses, details of the product that you are ordering and payment information so that I can fulfil your order, settle disputes, provide customer support and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use. Once your order has been fulfilled I do not store, share or use your information either electronically, as a hard copy or in any other format whatsoever outside of the Etsy shop and associated 'Pattern' operating policies, procedures and associated terms and conditions. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

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