Mom's Birthday Church Pew

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Project by Ryandsmith posted 07-21-2015 01:12 PM 931 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mom has been searching for a church pew for a long time for her basement entryway. After hearing about it over and over I decided to just make her one out of some walnut and cherry that I picked up at an auction a few months ago. Still needs a couple more coats of linseed oil.

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#1 posted 07-21-2015 01:28 PM

Looks authentic.

You just need a couple of hymnals to make it complete!

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#2 posted 07-21-2015 01:33 PM

That’s a beautiful piece and looks like a real antique. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 07-21-2015 02:24 PM

Great Job!! Great Son!!

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#4 posted 07-21-2015 03:43 PM

Thanks everyone. Anyone know how to rotate pics on here? This is my first post and can’t find an option (if there is one).

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#5 posted 07-21-2015 06:42 PM

Some people say that if you edit the pic on the PC and write it back out, it will be fixed. I believe the problem is that some camera’s encode an orientation code in the photo file but not all software (including this web site) supports that. So, you want to get it written out straight without an embedded orientation code, since the orientation will be ignored.

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#6 posted 07-22-2015 01:13 AM

This is a really nice bench and a very thoughtful gift!

For pics all I do is create a LJ folder on my desktop and drop the photos in it labelled 1-6 so i know what i want to show first. If it’s landscape and i want it portrait i just open up in Picture Viewer or whatever your default is and rotate and save.When I upload to this site it always uploads as is.
Hope this helps

-- Greg Simon

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#7 posted 07-22-2015 03:03 PM

Thanks…..I initially created my account using my phone. Trial and Error like everything else! ha…..

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