|Project by Kevin||posted 02-12-2012 05:07 PM||3209 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I made this for the church a few years ago. Unfortunately, in my rush to get it completed, I forgot to take photos of it while I was in the process of building it. You can see the impact of the use and abuse it has already taken. It looks like there are bleach stains on it. I have no idea what caused that. They weren’t there when I handed it over to the church.
It is built from oak plywood and boards. It is octagonal, so all angles of are 45 degrees. It was a relatively quick project once I got all key players to agree on where it would be located in the church, the basic size, and shape.
While I enjoyed building it, I especially enjoyed setting the depth at which the donations would hit the internal basket. It needed to be deep enough to prevent the wandering hands from reaching in and grabbing a fistful of money, but not too deep that it would be a pain for Outreach Committee member to bend over to collect the donations. Eventually, the I chose a level that was deep enough that results in a nice drum-like sound when you drop coins into the box.
I’ve been told that it is considered a huge success for the Outreach Commitee. The donations placed in it are the main source of revenue for the committee to do all of activiites for the church and community. Always glad to help, especially when I can help by doing something I enjoy.