For Griffin and Alex-
I have added more vines to create a stronger back to the bench. The back of the bench is the metaphor for the strength of their marriage. Curtis has always been there for me and I know Griffin and Alex will always be able to lean on each other.
Supporting the seat and the back of the bench are the legs. If the legs are wobbly and weak, the whole thing will collapse. Respect for each other is what gives our marriage strength. To make this a respectable bench, I am going to add more support to the legs.
There are many ways to strengthen the legs and all are equally good. In our home I do things one way and Curtis often does things another way. What is important is that we both help out, we both try to carry our own weight. With this in mind I will build the support for the right legs and the left legs differently.
The right front and right back legs have a vine that runs between them for additional support. The leg on the left back will be supported with a branch from the seat and the front left leg will have several vines running down it, making a double leg anchoring it to the seat.
Curtis testing the leg strength and back stability. He said it was a respectable bench.
Close up of me welding the birds to the branch.
Wahoo! the bench is structurally sound,
and the love birds are very comfy.
I am always looking ahead and already thinking about the texture of the concrete for this piece.
Here is a chair I did several years ago. The Concrete the lovebird bench will have a similar narliness with a much lighter patina.