In a lull from other things the Golfer has been prompted to make a replacement for the circular bench that is on the cobbled circle between the blue & white borders. The bench was made perhaps about ten years ago to fit the curve of the circle, taking the Golfer about three prototypes before the radius was correct. It has been a real success and looked great but is beginning to rot in places and fall apart where the dowels he used to construct it are disintegrating.
Rather than rushing straight into making a carbon copy the Golfer did listen to my design amendment suggestions, and a slightly shorter bench with three bays instead of four was agreed on. He has also learned to balance his anxiousness to please me by completing a task with checking there are no amendments required before completion. Thus, after my sudden brainwave of keeping the bays separate giving a bench in three parts which could be used together or separately, the design was quickly modified, but it took my sitting on a prototype to convince him that the seat needed to be deeper and the back rest not as high. I will also be painting them whilst they are partially constructed, far easier than trying to access all surfaces when they are finished. Impatiently wanting a photo to post now we will have to be content with the partially deconstructed left hand section below, prior to the back being fully reduced and the slats removed for painting: