|Project by ArmyMrFixit||posted 12-04-2009 08:20 PM||1544 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I made this while I was stationed in Iraq in 2005. We needed an altar in the chapel, at the time all we were using was an old table. The only material I could get my hands on was plywood and 2×6s. So I made do with what I had and went at it. The table top is made of 2×6s (I forget how many it was) laid side by side like a work bench. Actually, workbenches are what gave me the idea in the first place.
I wanted it to be heavy and sturdy, but it also had to be movable since we also did a large number of memorial services in there and it would have to be put in the back of the chapel. What I came up with was to have the wheels go up and down via a hinge. You can see what I am referring to in pictures 3 and 4.
To my understanding it is still being used in Taji, Iraq every Sunday.