|Project by richgreer||posted 12-14-2011 04:51 AM||4563 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
If you have seen some of my previous projects you know that I have been doing a lot of projects for my church. This is the latest.
The first picture shows the Advent wreath candle holder.
The second picture shows that Advent Wreath candle holder setting on a table that I made. Those are 2 completely separate items.
I designed this table to match the design of the baptismal font which is the 3rd picture. I did not make the baptismal font, but I did make the ring at the top because the man who made the baptismal font did not have a lathe. With respect to the ring, most people will not observe or appreciate this, but I know my LJ friends will appreciate that the grain runs from top to bottom for the entire ring, That was a good trick.
When we are not in the advent season, the advent wreath candle holder will be stored, but the table will be used as a ancillary baptism table (it will hold the certificate, candle and pitcher). That’s why I wanted to match the design of the baptismal font.
Everything here is done with quartersawn white oak and bloodwood trim.
In the last year, we have completely replaced all of the chancel furniture (pulpit, communion table, 2 plant stands, baptismal font, communion rail, mic stand, music stand and the table and advent wreath candle holder above. Being a Lutheran, I am not suppose to be proud, but I confess that I am pretty proud of what I have done.
As a technical point – - I used the rubber from a bicycle inner tube to make 4 patches of rubber for the bottom of the advent wreath candle holder. The advent wreath candle holder cannot scratch the table top and it does not slide around. I thought that was a good trick. The rubber is less than 1/32” thick.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.