The Pencil Factory

The materials used in the production of everything from a burrito, to a backpack, to a bicycle is one of the most, if not the most, important parts of creating something. Make a burrito out of locally grown, freshly picked avocado, hand made, organic salsa and tortilla, and sustainably sourced meat, beans and cheese, and the outcome will almost indisputably be more tasty & satisfying to the eye…and the belly.

Having proudly employed this philosophy that quality materials are essential for making quality products, for over 25 years now, we felt it uber important to give the same attention, care and long lasting consideration when designing and building the new Timbuk2 shops riding through Denver, Chicago, and other cities in North America this year.

So, with that in mind, we began our search for a local fabricator who would help us the shelves, tables and parklets (yes, parklets) for the new Denver and Chicago shops. Our search ended when we found Bruce Myers: a skilled craftsman with a workshop just 40 miles north of San Francisco.

In this former pencil factory nestled in the woods outside of Petaluma, CA, Bruce and his team designed and built (by hand) the tables, shelves and parklets for the Chicago and Denver. Once complete (any day now) these lucky wood & raw steel masterpieces will go on a road trip to Denver, then Chicago where they will be assembled on site and wished a happy new life in their new digs in the city. Until they are debuted this April and May  (Denver and Chicago, respectively), here’s a sneak peek at what’s happening at The Pencil Factory…

See it all up close and personal when the new stores open this spring. Exact dates (and contests!) around the Grand Opening Parties will be announced via Denver and Chicago Store Twitter accounts, Email and Facebook.


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