FYM Builds New Display Stands in Collaborative Labor of Love
Grace Cathedral is a regal, majestic and beautiful place of worship. The ceilings soar high above the pews and the walls are bordered with stunning stained glass windows. The building’s sheer grandeur is reason to pause — and reflect. When Foster Youth Museum (FYM) opens Lost Childhoods at Grace Cathedral on October 15, 2015, our artifacts, videos and artwork will be displayed on handcrafted stands within the Church, thanks to 21 Foster Youth Museum volunteers.
We designed and built sixteen stands over 14 workdays. We used five different saws, three drills, two sanders, five pounds of screws, 5,000 nails, five gallons of paint, and 1,256 square feet of lumber!
Though at times the construction of these one-of-a-kind museum stands felt daunting, our volunteers expressed a feeling of community and satisfaction to be part of bringing the stands together. Starting with the frame, volunteers drilled holes, connected joints, hammered in panels, sanded, puttied, sanded, primed, and painted over 16 individual cabinets.
FYM’s wood working project took attention, care, professionalism, dedication, and hard work. Our artifacts, art and videos deserve nothing less than this collaborative labor of love.