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Project: Bike Storage

When you’re living in a small apartment in the city, storage can become an issue. For the longest time we have been trying to figure out where to store our two bicycles. We kept them out on the porch all summer, chained to a post to discourage thievery, but come wintertime I ideally want to move them back indoors. We have this funky wall space above the entry stairs and after much deliberation Breezy and I figured this would be the best place to store them. Off the floor and out of the way.

I did some quick concept studies a while ago to get an idea of how it’s going to look above the stairwell. This set-up is very straightforward and will consist of a sheet of plywood with 1x bracing, and 2 vertical-mount bike hangers screwed to the plywood. What do you think of the colors? I like the yellow with white lettering the best.

We got the supplies the other day and proceeded to put them together. In the end we decided on a longer piece of plywood (vertically) so that both tires sit nicely on them. Otherwise the walls will get nasty. The final board will look something like this:

The yellow paint has been applied, and should be dry by now. But I have yet to figure out the stencils for the large format lettering. Stay tuned for that.

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Nicola #

    Have you finished it?

    October 10, 2012
    • First Bar #

      Not yet! I haven’t had the chance to make the stencils but I plan to do so very soon.

      October 10, 2012

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