Prayer Kneeler

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Project by RustyL posted 05-30-2011 02:29 PM 14346 views 12 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With a Christmas gift of $50, I built this Prayer Kneeler (Prie Dieu).
The fold-up kneeler is also a bible box. I used a couple of layers of anti-fatigue mat for cushion covered with suede of a coat from Goodwill. The cross and splines are Purple Heart on Red Oak.
The 8/4 sides are a glue-up to save cost and weight.

-- Don't apprentice under anyone with less than ten fingers.

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#1 posted 05-30-2011 03:12 PM

Very cool!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#2 posted 05-30-2011 05:44 PM

Wow, this is great. Yeah, purple heart. Purple is royalty like the one who bore that cross. Nice. Did you do this for you, your church, were you commissioned? Good job anyways!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#3 posted 05-30-2011 06:31 PM

Beautiful work!

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#4 posted 05-30-2011 07:13 PM

great job!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#5 posted 05-31-2011 03:15 AM

Absolutely gorgeous! Great job!

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#6 posted 08-27-2014 11:01 AM

Hi Rusty,

I’m new here and don’t know how this works, but I would love to make this for myself. Any chance you have plans for it?

Pr. Perry

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#7 posted 08-31-2014 02:13 AM

We’re wanting to make a prayer kneeler and I really would love to do this one. Would you please share your plans? Thanks!

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#8 posted 08-19-2015 12:12 PM

That looks great. Any plans available?

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#9 posted 03-06-2016 07:38 AM

Hey Rusty, is it possible I can pay you to make exact kneeler? I would greatly appreciate it!
My email is

Thanks and God bless,


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#10 posted 12-17-2016 11:45 PM

I have been admiring this for a while – my husband is an Episcopal priest and I would love to give him a kneeler like this for our home! He would like one for his office at the church as well, and I think the church is interested in having a couple more in the chapel. I’m still trying to figure out how to purchase the plans from you!! Any help is appreciated :)

Thanks in advance!

-- Thanks! Sylviah :D

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#11 posted 01-03-2017 01:19 PM

Rusty do you sell the plans for this kneeler? It looks great.

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#12 posted 08-31-2017 10:32 PM

This is Rusty’s daughter, Heather. I happened to find this website wrote down and decided to take a look around. My Daddy died of cancer September 2, 2016. He was an engineer his whole life and has very detailed plans on all his projects, but I am not sure what mom and I are going to do with them. I am open to suggestions to what we have on this project. My email is

Thanks, Heather

-- Don't apprentice under anyone with less than ten fingers.

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