Reese Palm chose a project at Norge Ski Club to complete his Eagle Scout Project. He led the construction and installation of 5 large wooden benches to be used as seating for spectators at ski jumping tournaments and practices. The benches are made from repurposed materials found on site at Norge, namely white oak trees and solid iron bars. Reese scouted the property and found several large standing dead white oak trees, he fell the trees and had them milled to be used as seats for benches. Reese designed the legs from old solid iron bars found at Norge. He cut them to size and welded brackets to bolt the wood tops. Footings were dug ( 15 total) below frost line which the legs of the benches are placed. The footings are filled with cement to keep the benches in place. Reese brought in topsoil and seeded the disturbed area for a nice finished look.
Reese utilized a very cool technique he researched to seal and finish the wood tops. The technique involved burning, oiling and brushing the wood to a finish that will preserve the wood from the weather for many years. This was very labor intensive and we appreciate extra the effort.
Everyone at Norge enjoyed working with Reese on this project. He went above and beyond to make the benches very special. The benches are a great addition to our grounds and will be enjoyed by our members, athletes, patrons on a daily basis.
Norge Ski Club thanks and congratulates Reese Palm and Troop 29 on completion of this great Eagle Scout project.
Thank You Reese!