26 hours
20,928 dowels

A group of our colleagues and close friends put in hard work over an entire weekend to complete the installation. We were joined by roughly 50 people.  We loved the tools that people made on-site to reduce the timing of specific tasks. From an outfeed stick (shown below) to reorganizing the team to reduce bottlenecks in the process.

We had hoped that there would be some errors in the process (either in the code, the machine, or the install) and we were happy to see them in the final result. You can see these beauty marks where the surface of the dowels gets uneven- that kind of inconsistency is impossible to predict or design for, and it completely enhanced the beauty of the piece.