Boise Building Punchlist! (BBP)

"It’s time for the BBP crew to start swinging some hammers!" 

With building construction getting closer to completion, we’d like the get the front of the shop dialed in, reorganized, and revamped so we can hit the ground running when the temporary wall comes down.

In order to do that, we are putting together a Boise Building Punchlist (BBP) crew of volunteer all stars to get the front of the shop done. The plan is to focus these projects on Thursday days (our slowest days at BBP) and Thursday nights (our busiest volunteer nights). If you’d like to be part of this crew please swing by BBP next Thursday 6pm and we’ll go over the Punchlist project plan for the next month and a half. If you can’t make it, please email Jimmy@boisebicycleproject.org, and we’ll give you the full scoop.

It started last night (01/19) on the South Wall with a new and improved area to hang tires. We’ll continue the South wall focus next Thursday (01/26), as we finish the tire wall and create a temporary space to showcase bikes for sale. If you have masonry drill bits, anchor bolts and screws please let us know.  In February, the Thursday work continues with the following projects.

North Wall:   We’re creating a more intuitive and functional way to display/store forks, stems, handlebars, racks and baskets.

West Wall:    If you’ve ever dug through our saddle bin, you’ll be excited to see the new plan to showcase our saddles in an efficient and aesthetically pleasing way. The wall will also feature a new way to sort seat posts, clutch cables, and hold housing. The other side of will feature a new and improved projector screen.

East Wall:      Some of the East Wall is going to go away, and the front counter will now be accessible from the parts room and entryway. This should help with some of the past bottleneck issues. The part of the wall that’s sticking around will display our frames in much more reachable way.

All Walls:      Time to paint, polish, and spruce up the rest of the joint! Any folks out there with sign making or mural skills?

Items Needed:

  • 2x4s, 2x6s, 2x8s
  • Metal workers and welders
  • Painting supplies (rollers, brushes, pans, drop cloths)
  • Corrugated steel
  • 16-penny nails
  • Plywood
  • Corkboard
  • Pegboar 

So yes, there’s some work to be done, and if we pound it out in the next 3 weeks, we’ll be ready to transfer our "BBP" crew over to the new addition for some fun finishing touches … A punchlist for that coming soon.

Thanks everyone!

Jimmy!