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Project by jack1 posted 03-07-2009 09:43 AM 1683 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The church we go to (St. Joachim) has this old (1850’s) chapel they recently had moved onto the new grounds and renovated. I was asked to build a simple wood table for the altar. It was a great opportunity to work with my mentor Bud Raynor. It was his idea to make a picture frame top of milled 2×4’s with a large rabbet to lock a laminated panel flat and in place. We used a trestle design for the legs and used “stretchers” and “knees” to add stiffness and strength.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#1 posted 03-07-2009 03:00 PM

Looks good.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#2 posted 03-09-2009 03:58 PM

Nice simple design and very functional, what more can you ask for. Would liek to see more about the frame you mentioned.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 03-09-2009 05:45 PM

Chris, if you look at the picture of the corner, you can see the 45 degree frame with the field (main part of the top) is that laminated pine you can buy at HD it’s 3/4×30 x 48. You have to pick and choose for a flat one. It is resting on a 1/2” rabbet cut on the inside of the frame which is milled pine 2×4.
I wish I had gotten better pictures. I see what I can do.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#4 posted 06-01-2009 08:17 AM

I went back and replace the pictures with some you could actually see.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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