Tips on the design/build of a diner's booth.?


A request for my illustrious comrades in sawdust (including Normites.)
Just prior to going on vacation, I closed a deal to build 20 tables for an oriental restaurant. No problem, been there, done that.
Now, the sweet lady who owns/operates the restaurant wants to add some booths (6 in total) built along a wall. (I have posted a preliminary picture on ABPW showing the ergonomic lay-out) I had no problem finding the ergonomic dimensions on the 'Net but... I had a brain-fart: to wit:
Nothing annoys me more than enjoying a soup, sitting in a booth, when some big fat clumsy porker inserts hisself in the booth behind me and starts rocking back and forth to the tune of Wipe-Out. I, therefore, always seek out a booth with its back against a wall. I thought, as I consider myself average in amount of annoyance that I can tolerate, that I could isolate the two seating sections, which make up a 'unit', from each other by separating them, then sticking some foam sheets between them back-to-back, capping the gap off with a decorative stripette of wood, delicately decorated of course. A few brads...you get the idea... I figured, that If I attached the cover-strip on one of the seating sections, the other section should have some free movement. The movement will need to be restricted somewhat, as if the gap were to open. the big fat porker's big fat porker kid might stick his big fat porker finger in the gap and have it sheered off, REALLY ruining my soup-moment. The paperwork alone would screw up my day.
I was going to post this request for a brain-storm on another news group, but my server doesn't carry rec.alt.biz.dude-wants-to-make-a-living-building-booths-and-we-ain't-talk ing-John-Wilkes...... besides, this NG has WAY more intelligent people contributing than any other.
My idea of a strip of wood doesn't satisfy my quest for 'niftyness'. One suggestion was a pleated strip of cloth or leather...too 'accordion' for me..hell, Lawrence Welk might have liked it...
Anyone?
Thanks in advance,
your humble servant,
Rob
http://www.topworks.ca
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Robatoy wrote:

....snipperoo....
instead of pleating, how about rumpling, crushed velvet style?
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Maybe a 7/8 wide slot on the back of one booth top to bottom and the booth on the other side has the foam attached a piece of 3/4 ply that extends out past the foam an 1 1/2" or so covering the foam and extending into the slot on the other booth. You could even put a bolt through a hole in the one booth with a slot in the extended panel so it can slide but not fully seperate when Billy and Jackie Sue are humping it up in the booth after hours... sorry, it just brings back memories...
Billy.
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