For centuries, hundreds of couples were united in marriage under the arms of Maryland's Wye Oak. Rick Smith made this colonial bench to perpetuate the Wye Oak's tradition of bringing people together. Its oval shape causes two people who sit on it to naturally incline toward one another. Perhaps the beginning of a life together.
"Togetherness" was made from a 3" thick plank, cut from the heart of one of those arms under which couples were united. Its top measures 36 x 15;" it stands 23" high and weighs 52 lbs. It is finished in six coats of hand rubbed tung oil.