Oak Baptismal Font

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Project by Art posted 06-01-2011 10:49 AM 3397 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This oak baptismal font was donated to the local community church in memory of one of the parishioners. There was quite a bit of mitering and joinery involved in the layered octagonal top and square bottom sections. The pedestal is also mitered so no end grain is visible to detract from the fluted sides. I had to get one picture of the minister as he conducted a “dry” run.

-- Arthur T., Pringle Braai Furniture, South Africa, A lion leaves its skin when it dies....

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#1 posted 06-01-2011 05:19 PM

Very nice. If you look at my projects you will see that I have done quite a bit of church furniture also.

I appreciate the challenge of getting octagonal joints perfectly mitered.

As an FYI, I recently assisted in the making of a baptismal font and we had quite the debate in the design committee meetings about a silver plated bowl or a glass bowl. We ultimately elected to use a glass bowl that is shaped like a sea shell.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 06-01-2011 06:23 PM

Beautifully done.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#3 posted 06-02-2011 07:47 AM

Nice work. I also recently built 2 sets of stairs for my church’s portable baptismal. And I made two offering boxes for the lobby area. Actually, one of the first people to use the stairs is from South Africa!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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