After being a contractor for the last fifteen years there is one thing I hate more than a splinter or a stripped phillips screw. It is that moment when you are ready to do a job and realize that not even one minute into the task you are already missing parts and are starting to plan a trip to the hardware store.
One of my main priority is that Shelfie will be shipped as a complete package, with all the needed components to install in either concrete/brick, wood or sheetrock walls.
Thank you for waiting so patiently,
(Shelfie is coming this fall)
The last couple of weeks have been very busy and productive.
Our Kickstarter sticker rewards have been sent out and the T-Shirt and Hoodie rewards are ready to be shipped by the end of this week (one week delay because of American Apparel back-order).
We are proud to announce that we have signed a tooling and manufacturing contract which guaranties us that the Shelfie's will be injection molded in the USA. Every step of the making of "Shelfie" has been moving forward just as scheduled and we are trying our hardest to keep it that way.
The tooling phase should be finished in the next 14 weeks.
Thank you so much for all the support and feedback.
President of Barkworx Inc.
Thanks to all of you, we met and exceeded our Kickstarter goal! We're excited to get started on the next phase and get the Shelfie made!
Our Next Steps:
1) In the next week we'll be in touch regarding the rewards and you'll be able to choose shirt size, color, design and send us your addresses to get these to you.
2) For those who ordered the Shelfies, we'll also send a survey for color choice and vinyl carbon fiber color choice.
We'll stay in touch with you throughout the process so you'll know what's going on and will get updates on our progress!
The Shelfie would not be possible without all of you and we can't thank you enough for your support and belief in our product! We'll make you proud!
With our sincere appreciation,
Jurgen Beneke (and the Shelfie Team)
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Because of the success of the campaign we can choose the best manufacturing the US has to offer.
Over the last two weeks we visited two more manufacturers (Chicago and Long Island) and are super excited that both, the high quality requested and our delivery date are no problem.
WOW - amazing feedback.
We have gotten some really constructive feedback and are able to react to some of the best input immediately since we are still in the tooling-design phase. The biggest change from prototypes to production models will be the points of attachment. The early Shelfies were bolted to the wall with two wall anchors at the upper/inside of the interior compartment. The new and improved version will have four points of attachment (one in each corner) which will allow us to always have two fasteners mount directly to the studs and the other two will be snap-toggle bolts which we will supply. We have also designed a cap/plug to conceal any screw heads to keep a nice and clean look.
The creative Shelfie team is getting bigger.
Long time friend and former racer Lisa Sher is officially our web-designer and already did a great job on all of our stickers and T-shirts. Look out for a new and improved website in the next couple of weeks. We had a lot of fun meeting up with her while visiting a manufacturer in Chicago. (btw. we did clean up - no stickers where left behind :))
Thank you so much for all the support and feedback
Our Kickstarter campaign has been nothing but amazing.
We connected with so many people that think just like us and the feedback and support has been priceless.
Here just some of the websites and magazines worth checking out if you are a cycling fanatic like we are. Ride on!!!
Tonight I am going to pitch the Shelfie to my friends at the Manhattan Inventors Club.
Who is behind the Shelfie design?
Jurgen Beneke is a German born former professional cyclist that relocated to the US in 1996.
After the end of his active cycling career in 2000 he started renovating homes and building
custom furniture. He eventually came up with the Shelfie bike storage shelf to use in his own
home and received many requests for the product. To make this an affordable product that is
available for everybody, the former tool&die maker knew it had to make it out of plastic.
His motto is: ”using a little bit of fossil fuel (plastics) to get people to ride more bikes and
leave their cars at home, is a step in the right direction”