Daily Archives: July 26, 2011

An artful streetside hangout

The popular bench outside Blackbird Bakery has been replaced with one made of Bainbridge wood and brawn.

Island woodworker Steve Trick and blacksmith Ryan Landworth teamed up to build the hand-forged iron and bronze bench for one of Winslow’s most popular streetside hangouts.

The wood was cut from a black locust tree felled on Bainbridge.

Trick and Landworth donated about $3,000 worth of labor and materials to build the 10-foot-long, 600-pound bench for Blackbird.

“It brings a sense of groundedness and an organic feel to Winslow Way,” Landworth said.