The throne.

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Project by YorkshireStewart posted 09-28-2007 09:57 PM 4192 views 2 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just one more posting before I disappear for a week. This originated as part of a church pew removed from a local church during modernisation. It certainly beats the plastic versions for looks and comfort and always elicits a comment when visitors emerge. I’m not sure whether it should have been deconsecrated or something before the conversion.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 09-28-2007 10:06 PM

And his Worship has the library at hand as well. The tank must be above? good use for a church pew. Probably the first time it’s ever been comfortible. Well done my friend.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 09-28-2007 10:06 PM

Nice finish. I like the breadboard edge and curved front. It must be quite heavy, as any regal throne should be. I hope it’s not too loud when it’s dropped.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#3 posted 09-28-2007 10:17 PM

1) I want one!
and 2) I’m still laughing.. a pew in the pew room.. from praying to…

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 09-28-2007 10:31 PM

Oh yes, I thought this would go down well, knowing the sense of humour that most LJ’s show! Yes, Thos, the tank/cistern is above eye level. It’s an original lead lined wooden one. We were trying to recreate the ‘vintage’ look. WoodRat / maker of noise – Heavy it is and it doesn’t do to drop it! I’m glad you enjoyed it Debbie.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#5 posted 09-28-2007 10:39 PM

wow you are brave going from a church to a bathroom—-you definitely treated the wood with respect..

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#6 posted 09-28-2007 10:45 PM

the “vintage” look to me looks like a “one-holer” and when I redo my bathroom with the rustic look I’m going to be including a seat like this, for sure!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 09-28-2007 11:30 PM


Reminds of the old Confucius saying: “Man who pass gas in church must sit in own pew.”

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 09-29-2007 03:07 AM

Absolutely great Stewart! I love the idea (must be for my atheism, maybe… ;o) )

Now, you could extend the rear bench up front and cover all the toilet itself, like it was done in ancient times.

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#9 posted 09-29-2007 03:27 AM

Ya Jojo It would look like a one holer from out in the back yard. Cover it all with wood.

Who has Sketchup to draw it?

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

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#10 posted 09-29-2007 12:25 PM

I never thought of making my own seat. What a great idea.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#11 posted 09-29-2007 02:46 PM

I like the idea of having the extra wood on the side for those times when you really got to grab on to something.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#12 posted 09-29-2007 02:55 PM

Holy sh**t batman!


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#13 posted 09-29-2007 04:35 PM

Quite possibly the most awesome office chair I’ve seen all day.

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#14 posted 09-29-2007 05:07 PM

Holy Moly, that is one holy seat, nice use of reclamed wood, and I am sure the big guy upstairs is getting a kick out of it also.

-- Jeff B.

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#15 posted 09-30-2007 02:53 AM

That is one neat seat. Good Job!


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