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Communion Rail Cross

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Project by WarnerK posted 02-03-2017 05:19 AM 422 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When the chancel (the stage) at church was remodeled, the original communion rails no longer fit. They were dark walnut stained oak. I kept the wood hoping some day I could repurpose it for use in the church again.. After a year of head scratching this is what I came up with. It is 11.5’ tall and 7.5’ wide. To provide contrast with the brick wall, it was outlined with soft maple plus 1/8” Baltic birch plywood was used a a backer so the cup holes would also be better hoc trash with the brick.





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Kelster58

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#1 posted 02-03-2017 10:39 AM

That is very nice. What an imaginative way to re-purpose wood. I would have never thought of using the wood with holes drilled in it. It came out beautiful and the holes look like they belong there. How nice to keep wood that was used in your church for years. OUTSTANDING…..Great Job !!!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#2 posted 02-03-2017 10:53 AM

Great work! Nice touch with the maple border and birch backer … good thinking.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#3 posted 02-03-2017 02:06 PM

Excellent re-use of the rail !
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#4 posted 02-03-2017 02:08 PM

very nice great design and workmansip.

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#5 posted 02-03-2017 02:14 PM

Nice job. Good use of reclaimed wood. Lovely contrast with the wood choices.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#6 posted 02-03-2017 04:31 PM

Beautiful work !

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#7 posted 02-03-2017 04:40 PM

Nice! Sometimes great ideas take a little time…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 02-03-2017 05:05 PM

very very nice ….and a good use of old material …. GREAT JOB :<))

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#9 posted 02-03-2017 07:16 PM

Not only is this a very nice looking cross…. I think there is a really cool symbolism present, as the cup rails (representing the blood of Christ, which was shed on the cross) which were knelt at by so many faithful followers over the years, have now become an integral part of the cross itself.

This was truly inspired!

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#10 posted 02-03-2017 08:17 PM

This cross is beautiful. Nice work! Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#11 posted 02-04-2017 12:49 AM

Well done.

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#12 posted 02-04-2017 08:47 AM

Realy beautiful pattern with those holes. That white frame gives it kind of 3-dimensional character.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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