A renovated, century-old warehouse in the historic Bricktown area of Oklahoma City, OK, is the new home of the American Banjo Museum which has moved from Guthrie, OK. The new $3.3 million, 21,000 sq. ft. facility features state-of-the-art exhibits tracing every chapter of the banjo’s story. Also on display is the Museum’s 300-piece instrument collection.
Approximately 350 linear feet of Flex-C Trac® from Flex-Ability Concepts were used to create the art deco theme designed by Architectural Design Group, Inc., Oklahoma City. “The 1920’s and 30’s jazz era was the golden age of the banjo,” according to J.C. Witcher, project designer and manager. “And the Bricktown area was built in 1920 so it was an easy leap to envision an art deco expression of clean lines and smooth curves and straightforward geometry within the Museum.”
The 3 5/8” and 6” Flex-C Trac was used primarily to frame the exhibits and displays as well as soffits in the main reception area. “I generally feel more confident getting smooth curves—especially the tight radiuses—using a flexible track instead of cutting and crimping,” Witcher said. “Flex-C Trac fit the design needs of the project. We didn’t have to struggle to get the look we were after.”
The framing subcontractor on the project was Mitchell Acoustics & Drywall, Inc., Oklahoma City. “We install Flex-C Trac wherever we can,” said Cory Mitchell and Tricia Mitchell, co-owners. “It’s easy to use and definitely increases productivity. We’re also finding the Flex-C Angle and Flex-C Arch products to be helpful in specific applications.”
The general contractor on the project was Maccini Construction Company, Oklahoma City.