One of the guilty pleasures of the set designer/set dresser job is that you get to go shopping (with other people's money!) for stuff to go on your set.
Yesterday was a big shopping day. I hit at least, um, eight stores plus the printing place. It would have been more, but my favorite antique place was locked up with a note on the gate... while through the chain-link I could see - but not touch - exactly the right table base. Tempted to climb the fence. Hey, I'd have left a note!
On the Boeing Boeing set there's a bench that's become the main thing the audience stares at - it needs to be cool. It also needs to be sturdy since this is a farce. Finding this bench is proving tough. The best choice available may be a concrete bench... which has a good "look" but is a bit more expensive than I'd like (the thrill of spending other folk's money is dissipated when you realize you ought not to squander it, sigh), and is a LOT heavier than I want to tote. So, more research today.