Restoration, we need your feedback! We have chosen a GREAT vendor for our pews, New Holland Church Furniture. Our next step is to decide if we want straight or radial pews. There are good things about both. What do you think? We would love to hear your comments in the space below. This is an exciting time to be dreaming about our new space.
Here are the features of each:
The cost for radial is $72,783 ($10,000 more than straight). They provide better viewing, feel more inclusive, and contribute to a sense of community. Aesthetically they follow the lines of the chancel, but they do not fit as well with the decorative trusses that will be in the ceiling.
The cost for straight pews is $62,575 (about $10,000 cheaper than radial pews). The aesthetic is more traditional, classic, and ‘lasting’. Our architects have highly recommended straight pews because of their design consistency with the rest of the sanctuary. Straight pews follow the lines of the floor and the trusses in the ceiling.
Both pew designs will have the same seating capacity which is 384 people.
We would love to hear what you think about the options. Thanks for being a part of the process!
Here are 2 simple drawings of the interior of the nave. They give you an idea of the trusses in the ceiling.