We posted earlier about my (Rebecca's) work with the Penn Avenue Green + Screen project. Here's an update...
The Spaks Lot group has made lots of progress on the site and benches are in production. Yea! We plan to keep chugging through the winter and install the benches in the spring.
The bench is very closely resembling the early renderings that Matt Zambelli did. Now that we're in fabrication, there have been many details that are requiring lots of time and play. It's safe to say that we kinda underestimated the complexity of creating this design with re-used and off-the-shelf materials. Good news is that we're still enjoying it and learning as we go.
Due to the carpentry and metal-working tools required, we moved some of the finer production to my parent's basement, where my dad has been amassing his tool and equipment collection for the last 40+ years (I think he built the house around some of this stuff). Dad has also saved-the-day by bringing his know-how to several of the details.
Last week, a five foot section of the bench made its debut on Penn Ave. for our volunteer appreciation night at Most Wanted Fine Art (and remains on display at MW through December). "Wow, it's actually kinda comfortable", was good to hear. Stay tuned!