I have some great news on the waiting time for the Bike Shelf. I am finally getting help with production and will have a large run finished in 4-6 weeks… hopefully more on the 4 week side. From this point on, if you order a Bike Shelf, you will be shipped one come end of July. And, from that point on, if you order and pay for a Bike Shelf, you will be shipped one immediately.
I know there are some of you that have been waiting for a while already and I apologize for that but I have had many orders and only 2 hands unfortunately. I hope you understand. For those of you already on the list, you should have been sent an email about payment and you will be top priority once the Shelves are finished. If you did not receive an email, it is most likely because your email was input improperly in the form, or perhaps my email was sent to your spam folder.
For the rest of you who would like to put in orders now, please go here to make payment and you will be shipped out your Bike Shelf as soon as it is ready.
Thanks again for all of your interest in the Bike Shelf and the patience of many of you who have been waiting.
Hello all. I wanted to let you know about some exciting news regarding the Bike Shelf. A few weeks ago, the Bike Shelf went on display at 10 Design Within Reach stores around the country. At stores in Austin, Berkeley, Cambridge, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami Beach, New Orleans, Portland and Scottsdale, the Bike Shelf is holding up a bike from DWR Founder Rob Forbes’ new bike company, Public Bikes. I’m honored to be in the company of such great designers and furniture at these stores, and I think the Bike Shelf and Public Bikes look great together. If you are near any of these stores and would like to check out the Bike Shelf in person, you should stop by. They are not being sold through DWR, please still contact me directly if you are interested.
For more information, check out the DWR Blog.
The Bike Shelf has been chosen as a finalist in the first ever Dwell Modern World Awards. The winners will be announced at this years Dwell on Design conference on June 24th. I am very honored to be even mentioned in the same context as the other designers in my category, let alone up for this award. If you have a minute, take a look at the other finalists and if you think the Bike Shelf should win, please vote for it. It is in the “Play” category.
Here is some info on the Awards:
“We are proud to announce the first ever Modern World Awards and Ceremony this year at Dwell on Design. Every day we scour the wide world of design for the best products, objects, and furniture for our magazine and website. And now we are very happy to stamp our seal of approval on our favorite 25 designs from the last year and a half at the first Modern World Awards exhibit and Ceremony.
The awards will be handed out in a special presentation at Dwell on Design at 5:00 on June 24th. If you can’t make it, don’t fret. The 25 designs will be exhibited on the show floor throughout the three days of Dwell on Design.
Taken directly from the pages of Dwell, the five finalists we’ve selected in in five different categories best encompass our take on how the modern world, and how good design improves it. Whether at work or play, at rest or on the go, these are the designs that matter most. As usual, we’re looking for innovation, clever use of materials, sustainable design, and that je ne sais quois that makes us say, “I gotta get one of those.”
A friend approached me a while back about making her a coffee table. Then I had two children… my son and a Bike Shelf. So, luckily she was patient and after a bit of a wait, I finally got her the table she had been waiting for.
Hello all. I have been getting lots of emails, so I just wanted to update people on the current status of ordering Bike Shelves. For all of you who have made an order already by filling out the online form, you should have been contacted by me. If not, please mail me and let me know. For the rest of you, here’s the deal…
Demand has been really high for these and I am at the moment still making all of these by myself. Although a good problem to have, for those of you who want a shelf right away, it is a problem none the less. All of you have been super patient, so thank you for that. So, the plan from here on out is that if you would like to order a shelf, just know that the current lead time is around 12 weeks, give or take. If you are ok with this, then go ahead and fill out the form. Because I have other projects that I have been putting off, and interest from some of you in custom pieces, I will also be limiting the number of shelves I make in the future. After I fulfill the current orders to date, I will only be making 10 or so shelves per month. Your order will be taken in the order it was received. When you put in an order, I will contact you and let you know an estimated date for completion. I will also most likely update this site if I have openings in the current batch for orders, or decide to get help making these, thus speeding up the process. So, if you would like to stay updated, please subscribe to this blog (on right hand column). I promise you that your inbox won’t be full of emails from me.
Thanks again for all of your interest, kind words about the shelf and patience. Hope you all are well.
After many months of Derek at Council being nice enough to let me rent out some of his space to help start Knife & Saw, I finally found a new (and permanent) space to call home. I will be forever grateful to Derek for his part he played in the birth of Knife & Saw, but now starts the next chapter. Some friends (Celia and Dan) at Tree To Table were nice enough to accomodate me and my Bike Shelf operation and have invited me to share some of their beautiful space with them. If you are ever looking for some beautiful pieces of Claro or Bastogne Walnut that Dan is constantly milling, or some furniture made from it, you should definitely contact them.
For all of you who have put in an order for a Bike Shelf, I have your order and am working every day to get it finished for you. There has been a lot of demand and still one of me, so it takes a little time. I hope it is well worth it when it finally arrives.
And lastly, thank you to Dwell for including me in the current issue. Check it out if you have a chance.
I am always looking for ways to reduce my waste on projects by finding ways to use scrap. There isn’t always a great solution because scraps by definition are usually unusable cutoffs that tend to be small and oddly shaped. When making the Bike Shelves, I end up with a lot of strips of nice Walnut from trimming various parts of the shelves. Since I love to cook and strips were the perfect cutoff, the best possible use of these seemed to be cutting boards. Read More.
I finished up another batch of shelves a week or so ago and have been shipping them out. It’s definitely been keeping me busy, a little too busy. I’ve been putting off some other projects since the Bike Shelf madness, most notably a project for a good friend.
So… Because of this, and the holidays, I am going to put off the next batch of shelves until January. If you would like to order a shelf, the way to do it is still to just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just let me know which version you would like and give me your shipping info. I will get you on the list for the next batch and let you know when I think it will be done. When I get closer to completion, I will ask you for payment. I am also going to be making a couple shelves made from Maple. These will sell for $285.
I hope you are all well and thank you to everyone who has sent me such nice email about my work, as well as posted about it various places. It is very much appreciated. Hope you have a nice holiday.
Many months ago at the beginning of this new venture, my friend George wanted me to make a new bed for him. After many sleepless nights, here’s what came out of it. Hope you like it.
I finished the first batch of shelves and now have some photos of the Ash version to show all of you who have asked to see it.
As you can see, it’s a lighter wood with a yellow tint. Hope you like.
If you would like to order one, I am starting on the next batch Monday. Just email me to get your name on one in this batch. There are still a couple spots available. they should be ready to ship in 3-4 weeks.