Church Pulpit

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Project by DLCW posted 04-28-2011 09:27 PM 3076 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a church pulpit we made for a church in Kentucky. It is made from solid and veneer East Indian rosewood. The legs are forms on which bendy plywood was attached. Then I used wood filler to make sure the bendy ply was extremely smooth. Then we had to attach veneer to the form using a vacuum press. The top section features many compound angles. There are wires running down inside the legs that enable the church to hook up audio equipment. The book rest features a suede cover to make sure the book doesn’t slide around. A final touch is a nice drink holder for a glass of water.

This was a real challenge to engineer and construct but the results were excellent.

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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#1 posted 04-28-2011 10:21 PM

Love the form :)

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#2 posted 04-28-2011 11:02 PM

Beautiful. Creative design work, nice selection of woodgrain.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#3 posted 04-28-2011 11:03 PM

Wow that looks like a ridiculous amount of work but how else could you produce something like that! Amazing.

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#4 posted 04-28-2011 11:18 PM

Very well done

Great design and practical


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 04-29-2011 01:28 AM

Wonderful design and outstanding workmanship. Beautiful

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 04-29-2011 06:05 AM

What an amazing design! The form of the legs are wonderful idea and you ran wires inside.
High Art meets High Tech! Way to go!

-- Ivan, Bay Area, California

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#7 posted 04-29-2011 08:22 AM

I love those legs. Great work!

-- Rory // Milwaukee, WI

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#8 posted 04-29-2011 11:24 AM

This is an amazing project. A thing of beauty!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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