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Lectern for Daughters classroom

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Project by Papamike1 posted 11-30-2018 04:02 AM 476 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first post and my first woodworking project. Found lots of inspiration here on Lumberjocks, so thank you to everyone. Took longer than I thought it would but the learning process was worth it. The lectern stands 42” tall on its wheels. I made it from Poplar with Birch panels, 42×24 x 20 dimensions. Now on to something new.





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#1 posted 11-30-2018 01:56 PM

That turned out really nice. What did you do for a finish?

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#2 posted 11-30-2018 02:46 PM

Very nice work on your first project. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

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#3 posted 11-30-2018 09:04 PM

very nice… thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 12-02-2018 02:44 AM

Very Nice Project & Well Done!

Rick S.

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#5 posted 12-02-2018 04:41 PM

Thank you for the comments. I finished the lectern using Minwax Gel Stain (honey maple) after applying the Minwax Pre-stain. This was followed by 6 coats of Watco Crystal Clear Lacquer Satin (and lots of sanding). Still wanting a smoother finish I applied numerous coats of Minwax Paste Finishing Wax (lots of buffing). It was all worth it.
So far I am extremely satisfied with the Minwax product line.

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