Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Floor Saga Continues

We continue with the floor. This is not a theatre set, although if you walked through those doors to the right you would almost be backstage at the Theatre on the Square at Broadway Center. This is the Tacoma Youth Symphony rehearsal hall, but it will also be used by Broadway Center for receptions and parties- hence the fancy-pants floor. There are giant floor-to-ceiling red velvet drapes that hang around all the walls, and some nice big chandeliers that you cannot see in this photo. The drapes are pretty, but they also allow orchestras to "tune the room" for optimum practicing.

This has been a lot of work. Those dark squares took two days to paint, because it is a dark charcoal transparent glaze that had to be patted on with a sponge. What comes next is another coat of black around the edges, and then three big coats of some kind of clear sealer.

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