A few years ago, amidst the chaos of grad school, Eric Baird picked up a vintage motorbike that wasn’t in great shape. It had a seized piston and a torn seat, but drawing from his upbringing working on small mechanical projects, Eric says he was instantly hooked on motorcycle restoration.
The next project, however, was much more involved, and Walnut came along for the ride. Continue reading
2016 was a big year for Walnut Studiolo. We hitched up our britches and made the big move from Portland to our dream home on the Northern Oregon Coast. In some ways the year flew by, but in other ways it felt long and drawn out as so much tension and sad world news flooded in this fall. Continue reading
“Makers Gotta Make” so the t-shirt worthy phrase goes. And makers who heed the call of this deeply-rooted drive are part of a special tribe. Which is why, perhaps, Walnut Studiolo’s founder Geoff Franklin couldn’t resist making a special gift for a fellow maker he admires, Nick Offerman.
Valerie is the quiet storm behind the scenes at Walnut Studiolo. You may have spoken with her on the phone or exchanged emails. Valerie keeps the ship afloat, ensuring orders go out on time, customers have the information they need and that the company keeps growing.
Our job is supremely rewarding when we are able to help our customers enjoy their bicycle journeys, whether that’s simply a fun ride to the local farmer’s market or a multi-day bicycle tour.
That’s why we were so thrilled to get a visit from longtime customer Dennis Kleine as he made his way along the Oregon Coast. Continue reading