Its a bit surreal to think of Spring as "right around the corner", especially with record setting lows. But the reality is, Spring will be here before you know it and its these thoughts that make days like today a little easier to bear. With that in mind, I'd like to take you on a trip around the shop and show you some of the changes we've made - and are making - to expand our product and service offerings for the 2015 season.
While most of this stuff isn't "new" per se, it certainly wasn't here when the sun was higher in the sky. When you walk in you'll notice our new mini lounge - we can attest this bench is extremely comfortable to sit on and drink coffee and/or beer. We built it directly above one of our heat registers so - you guessed it - its always toasty. We also added a new shelf on the sales floor and extended the one that we built before we opened to fill with loads of amazing new stuff.
The week we opened last year I cancelled a wood order that was meant for the shop area. I always wanted to build this big, wood framed work bench but knew with the opening time was going to be limited so we put the plans on the back burner. I'm happy to say we were able to check that off our to do list. With an expanded bench, tool wall (which the tools still need to be hung on) and a dedicated bench for wheel builds, I can honestly say this is a dream work area. We just added some shelves to the lower part of our main bench which is currently being used as a store all. More organization to come on that front.
Storage was another area of improvement. Being a small shop, utilizing the space we have is critical but we didn't want a bunch of doors customers couldn't walk through. So we opted for some storage shelving styled much like are floor shelves. We thought it added to the back corner of the store - and it covered up my awful and embarrassing drywall snafu.
We hope you like the changes we've made.