From Tree to Handsome Bench

The silver maple on the west side of the Mather Quad - just days before it was cut down and salvaged by City Bench

This morning Ted Esselstyn from City Bench dropped off a wonderful wooden bench for us. The bench seat is made from a slab of silver maple and is supported by a mixture of other salvaged woods from Hartford and West Hartford. The silver maple had to be cut down for the redesigned Mather Quad. Now part of it lives on in the downstairs hallway of McCook, where it sits between Jon’s and Christoph’s offices.

The bench in it's new place in the McCook hallway.

The bench seat is made from salvaged silver maple, the legs come from various salvaged trees in Hartford, the stretcher originated from a salvaged trunk from West Hartford.

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