Church Furnishings

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Oak Tabernacle (Antique Finish)

The finished tabernacle measures approximately 17 wide by 18 high by 12 deep. The wafer shelf is located 4 from the top.
Materials used: oak for the tabernacle carcass and door frame; plywood for door panel, tabernacle back, and wafer shelf; and walnut is used for the cross. Base molding is hand made from oak.
Construction: Carcass assembled using a combination of glue, Kreg pocket screws and dovetail joinery. Oak door frame is made using mortise and tenon joinery. Antique finish is achieved by using a red oak stain. A polyurethane sealer is applied. This item is built to last many years.
It takes me approximately 3 days to built this tabernacle.

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Oak Tabernacle (Natural Finish)

The finished tabernacle measures approximately 17 wide by 18 high by 12 deep. The wafer shelf is located 4 from the top.
Materials used: oak for the tabernacle carcass and door frame; plywood for door panel, tabernacle back, and wafer shelf; and walnut is used for the cross. Base molding is hand made from oak.
Construction: Carcass assembled using a combination of glue, Kreg pocket screws and dovetail joinery. Oak door frame is made using mortise and tenon joinery. Natural oak finish is protected by a clear polyurethane sealer. This item is built to last many years.
It takes me approximately 3 days to built this tabernacle.

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Cherry Music Stand

The music stand height and desk tilt are adjustable.
Materials used: cherry for the post assembly, maple for the desktop and oak for the legs and desk adjustment mechanism.
Construction: Music stand assembled using a combination of high strength glue, dowels and sliding dovetail joinery. Desktop and height adjustment screws are 1/4" stainless steel bolts with handmade walnut knobs. Oak was selected for its strength, cherry for its beauty, and maple for its hardness. The wood has been stained to achieve an overall cherry finish and is protected by a clear polyurethane sealer. This item is built to last many years.
It takes me approximately 4 days to built this music stand.

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Choir Director's Platform

The choir director's platform is approximately 20" wide, 19" deep and 9" high.
Materials used: Pine for the base; plywood for flooring and interior bracing; and outdoor carpet.
Construction: Carcass is assembled using dovetail joinery and high strength glue; interior ribs are attached using wood screws and high strength glue. The carpet is installed using contact cement. For safety reasons, the carpet is recessed to be level with the top of the wooden base. The wood base in the photo is stained walnut and is protected with a clear polyurethane sealer. A walnut cross is attached to the front of the base. The sides have slotted handgrips for convenient moving. This item is built to last many years.
It takes me approximately 2 days to built this platform.

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Choir Book Storage Pocket

The choir book storage pocket is approximately 17" wide, 8" deep and will accommodate materials up to 3" thick.
Materials used: 3/4" pine; 1/4" oak plywood, and 1/4" oak slats.
Construction: Carcass is assembled using wood screws and high strength glue. The unit can be stained to match existing straight back chairs and is protected with a clear polyurethane sealer.
Note: Customers must provide exact inside measurement of the chair being modified and specify the color of the finish. Screws for attaching the storage pocket to the wooden chair will be included.
It takes me approximately 2 hours to built this storage pocket.

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Walnut Cross with Necklace

This plain cross is approximately 4 1/4" high by 2 3/8" wide by 3/8" thick. Each cross is hand sanded and rubbed with paste wax to highlight the walnut's natural beauty. The necklace is approximately 36" long and is made from round 2 mm leather. The cross lays flat on chest and does not twist.
It takes me approximately 45 minutes to built this item.

Different wood and finishes are available but cheaper construction techniques are not.

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