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Teacher's Podium #4: Finished at last

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Blog entry by MT_Stringer posted 671 days ago 2778 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The podium turned out pretty nice. We delivered it a few days ago and my niece was very surprised and delighted. She had no idea of what I was doing. My brother and his other daughter did a good job of keeping things hush hush. And I don’t have any idea how he kept his wife quiet! :-)

Here are a few pics of the finished product.

I used Minwax Chestnut stain and numerous coats of Deft Clear Wood Finish.

The podium sits on three inch rubber casters – two with brake; two without.

Power strip installed for laptop, projector, etc.

Folding shelf in front for projector or whatever is needed.

Full extension drawer with low profile hardware that locks when closed.

Middle shelf is adjustable – shelf pin holes drilled every two inches.

My wife had to try it on for size. This was her idea for a present and I couldn’t agree more.

Finally, yours truly! :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas



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jillstorer

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#1 posted 463 days ago

I’m an English teacher and have been looking for podium ideas. I am in love with your design! You did an awesome job.

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MT_Stringer

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#2 posted 463 days ago

Thanks. My niece puts her Elmo on the front shelf. It is working out great for her.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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JoeinGa

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#3 posted 463 days ago

I’ll bet she cried when you gave it to her!

Beautiful job Uncle Mike!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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TerryDowning

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#4 posted 463 days ago

Nice work.

For clarity sake this is actually a lectern. A podium has a platform to stand on.

That however does not change the fact that this is really nice piece of work, whatever you call it.

Very nice.

-- - Terry

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