Even before DAKODA LOVE, we've always had a passion for USA handmade decor. In 2015, after having some long, slow experiences purchasing handmade items, Kyle started DAKODA LOVE with an idea to make authentic handmade decor faster and easier for customers to receive. After a couple years in business, and our small shelf offerings becoming very popular, we decided to open up shop in Derek's garage and realign our focus to produce many varieties, colors, and styles of floating shelves. Today, in our growing wood shop, we still maintain our small business feel, and employ 10 amazing people who all share our passion for woodworking.
The name DAKODA comes from the word for "friend" or "ally" in Lakota Sioux language, and nothing is more American than the Native's who've respected this land for thousands of years. LOVE stands for the passion we have for our craft, the beautiful products we create, and the people's lives we touch along the way.
For each unit we sell, we donate to plant one more tree. By doing this as a company, not only are we replenishing many times the wood that we use, we are also on the front lines to populate a healthy natural environment for future generations to come. We are currently helping to plant trees across North America and Latin American, and we are proud to do this as a company!
When you purchase from us, you can be confident that all the money spent is going to support our national economy, and is not aiding inhumane manufacturing practices in other countries. This is a big deal for us, we could easily make prototypes and have them produced overseas, as many other companies do, but we have chosen to stay true to our values and keep our items made in the USA. Thank you for staying strong and passionate with us!
Our goal is to be the best handmade wood shelving company in the world, we will strive to surpass your expectations, and are always looking for ways to improve.