LumberJocks

CurlyMaple Prayer Kneeler

  • Advertise with us
Project by Rockbuster posted 07-16-2015 12:11 AM 1076 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a prayer Kneeler that I was commissioned to build for a lady friend in Pennsylvania. Quite a few years back, I bought 385 Bd. Ft. of this super Curly for $4.00 a bd. ft. Stuff this nice now sells for about 7 times that much. Fellow Lumberjock Kris Bodenhaver was very helpful in providing me some details as to making one of these. It stands 32” tall,by 22” wide, and the top depth is 9”, and flairs to 11” at the bottom. I made the kneeler bench separate, as the lady expressed that she would like to have a separate stool to use to reach other things. There is plenty of room on the shelf to store things. She will have to have a cushion made to put on the kneeler to save her knees.

C&C Welcome

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.





7 comments so far

View Mark Wilson's profile

Mark Wilson

1751 posts in 525 days


#1 posted 07-16-2015 12:30 AM

This is lovely. There’s a guy I came across a long time ago who kinda specializes in such Things. They have an actual name I can’t remember. The fella also has a name I can’t recall. Too bad: I wish I could share a link. I’ll look for it in my BMs – which have gotten truly unruly.

-- Mark

View BobWemm's profile

BobWemm

1806 posts in 1388 days


#2 posted 07-16-2015 01:31 AM

Don, That is absolutely beautiful.
I just love that Curly maple. Wish we had something similar here.
I’m sure your Lady will love it.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

View Gixxerjoe04's profile

Gixxerjoe04

835 posts in 1039 days


#3 posted 07-16-2015 03:05 AM

I can still get curly maple for a little over $4 a bf, what I have is good looking but def not that good looking, real nice piece.

View  woodshaver (Tony)  's profile

woodshaver (Tony)

4010 posts in 2815 days


#4 posted 07-26-2015 02:16 PM

Wow! beautiful work here Don! I love the look of curly maple. Well done I’m sure she will love it.

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

View HerbC's profile

HerbC

1592 posts in 2322 days


#5 posted 07-26-2015 03:00 PM

That is beautiful.

Shame to think that the stool top will be covered by the cushion and never seen after it is upholstered.

Nice work.

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

View Bodenhafer's profile

Bodenhafer

8 posts in 1168 days


#6 posted 08-12-2015 12:34 AM



This is lovely. There s a guy I came across a long time ago who kinda specializes in such Things. They have an actual name I can t remember. The fella also has a name I can t recall. Too bad: I wish I could share a link. I ll look for it in my BMs – which have gotten truly unruly.

- Mark Wilson

Prie-dieu is the name I believe you were looking for. That was the name I came across when I was originally doing my research to build the few I did.

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

17148 posts in 2568 days


#7 posted 11-28-2015 11:01 AM

WOW, squared!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!That is dazzling. I love it. That curly maple is one of the prettiest woods and it is not an import!! I have some and keep it for very special things.

Cheers, Jim

ps. I was in Ft Wayne last month. You are not too far from me in Grand Rapids.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com