We packed up our first set of three benches for the exciting new Museum of Alabama project in the back of the truck yesterday and carried them to Montgomery for inspection. Vicky Lewis, the project lead Architect with the supercool Museum design group, PRD out of DC flew in for a couple of days of fast paced inspection, design, and whatever else she does to ensure that the construction of this project flows right along.
Vicky had a couple of great suggestions of rounding the top inside edge of the back to be more comfortable. And round the outside edges of each section for comfort as well.
The Museum board of directions was meeting yesterday, walked thru this stage of the entire project, and seemed quite happy with their first viewing of the benches as well as the rest of the project.
I love this project, but it's certainly out of our norm of "one of a kind" pieces of furniture. Also the quantity of 35 benches and stools is just a bit daunting (at this time). Hopefully by this time next week, after we've had a chance to move through several existing large dining table projects, I'll have a better handle (and confidence) on this one.
The Museum (this phase II) should be open well before the end of the year. As you can see, there's more than a little work to be accomplished in the mean time.