|Project by richgreer||posted 03-26-2011 09:20 PM||2482 views||1 time favorited||15 comments|
It’s finally done. This communion rail is made of oak. The center section is 4’ across and can be easily removed when necessary (weddings).
This project required me to do end grain to end grain joints with one board off about 30 degrees. I made these joints with 4 dowels (1/2”).
I used a golden oak stain and finished it with 5 coats of rub on poly (MinWax). I used a 50/50 mix of gloss and satin
With some effort, the entire communion rail can be removed, if needed, for something like a concert. I started by putting blocking under the OSB, drilling holes, and placing a 3/8” insert into the hole. The “feet” are bolted down through a hole that is underneath the post. The post is connected to the feet with a bolt through a hole in the back (that we will plug).
Note that the center post is not bolted down. It lifts off easily when the center section is removed.
It will get it’s first use tomorrow.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.