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Communion Table from Salvaged Wood

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Project by John's Woodshop posted 02-27-2008 07:12 PM 4630 views 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a communion table that I put together for a friend. It is made from salvaged lumber from an late 1800’s Pipe Organ. The sides are biscuited to the front. The top and the shelf inside the communion table are also made from the pipe organ lumber. There was quite a few worm holes in this stuff. The dimensions are 36” high x 49” wide x 23” deep. There are more images here: http://www.johnswoodshop.info/Communion%20Table.htm

Thanks for looking,
John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"





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DocK16

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#1 posted 02-27-2008 07:33 PM

A great job salvaging some beautifully aged white oak. Very distinctive charachter. Your friend obviously knows your talent.

My design on a similar request http://lumberjocks.com/projects/5006

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#2 posted 02-27-2008 07:36 PM

Nice job with some great old wood!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 02-27-2008 07:44 PM

Beautiful job.

Wormy wood is often the most expensive and highly sought after (so long as the bugs are gone)

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#4 posted 02-27-2008 07:45 PM

He was going to throw away the panels. He has been remodeling his church and I was there one day for a visit, and I noticed them in a pile that was headed for the garbage. He still has the pulpit that was made to match the organ, so I told him we could make a communion table to match the pulpit. He thought I was kidding.

Thanks for the kind comments,
John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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#5 posted 02-27-2008 08:43 PM

For salvaged wood, that QSWO is really attractive.

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#6 posted 02-27-2008 10:58 PM

That is some seriously beautiful wood and workmanship.
You can’t beat that old wood with plenty of character with a
stick.

That would make a great buffet/side board as well.

-- Still learning everything

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#7 posted 02-27-2008 11:27 PM

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. I’m convinced that salvaged wood is the best wood – I just built a piano bench from an old upright piano that was headed for landfill – I’ll post pictures in the next week or so. Nice job, John.

-- "No Board Left Behind"

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John's Woodshop

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#8 posted 02-27-2008 11:31 PM

Thanks to all for your very kind comments. And thanks for looking!

John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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#9 posted 02-27-2008 11:51 PM

Wow! You did a great job with some fantastic oak. Hard to find QSWO with that much figure anymore.

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#10 posted 02-28-2008 01:30 AM

Great job John, it looks great….way to save those great old boards.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#11 posted 02-28-2008 03:43 PM

Beautiful work John.

A resurrection for sure…......................

Greg

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#12 posted 02-28-2008 04:29 PM

Beautiful wood and nice project. It is nice to see wood of that quality have another use. and a great use at that.

-- Hope Never fails

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#13 posted 02-28-2008 05:56 PM

This is a seriously nice communion table. I like that you are keeping the wood alive for another generation.

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#14 posted 02-28-2008 05:59 PM

Very nice work John and great use of reclaimed wood.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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#15 posted 03-11-2008 06:07 PM

I’m guessing at quartersawn white oak. Is that right?

A great way to celebrate & remember the Body and Blood that was given. I did a Communion Table a few years back, and the publicity I got told me it was time to quit my day job again. Did you catch that “again.”

good work, thanks for sharing,
Mark

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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