Lectern for a church

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Project by Len posted 12-25-2008 11:55 PM 1327 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the challenge: must be 20” wide, (no challenge at all). BUT, it’s got to be 18” deep, requires a 15 degree tilt, and the minister is short! Try it out: if you span a depth of 18”, 15 degrees will hide the minister! The solution was to level off the top at about 14”.
Here’s the result, made of red oak, stained and sealed in polyurethane.

-- Len Rogers

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#1 posted 12-26-2008 04:16 AM

Nice project and well done.

I am also impressed that you called it a lectern and no a podium. So many people don’t know the difference these days :) .

Have a Merry Christmas.

-- JB

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#2 posted 12-26-2008 05:14 AM

Great job. what is is going to sit on.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#3 posted 12-26-2008 07:23 AM

That grain is gorgeous! Thanks for posting.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#4 posted 12-27-2008 02:27 AM

Thank you for your nice comments!
It’s going to sit on a base that is already there. The grain match was easy: just used one board for the base, cut to lengths needed, and numbered them. Then, morticed “by the numbers”. Voila: grain match all around!
By the way, what distinguishes a lectern from a podium?

-- Len Rogers

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