Church Commemorative Plaque

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Project by Rick Sergi posted 03-27-2008 07:28 PM 1420 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When our church decided to convert a seldom-used small chapel into a multi-purpose youth center, they decided as well to donate the old pews that were in there to another church. However, they wanted to honor those that had donated the pews many years earlier. Each pew had a brass plate mounted on it to acknowledge the giver. We removed the plates from the pews and I made this plaque which incorporates all the plates to display them. The center piece onto which the plates are mounted is walnut which was fashioned with some lighter sapwood on the edges to blend into the frame which is made of butternut. The finish is polyurethane.

-- Rick Sergi - Bethlehem, PA

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#1 posted 03-27-2008 07:35 PM

Very classy. Nice workmanship.

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#2 posted 03-27-2008 07:40 PM

Very nice! Did you make the letters also?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 03-27-2008 09:49 PM

Very nice indeed!

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#4 posted 03-27-2008 10:35 PM


This is a wonderful project that I am sure the original pew donors appreciate. Your joinery looks solid and the beading looks crisp.

Thanks for the post.

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#5 posted 03-28-2008 03:38 PM

Very nice, did you make the letters as well? There is a lot of interesting details in this piece.

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#6 posted 10-16-2009 06:29 PM

Thats a great idea Rick. Nice job.

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#7 posted 10-18-2009 05:55 AM

well done

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#8 posted 10-18-2009 06:08 AM

It is said ”God does not take from us the time which is spent working with wood”

Lovely rewarding job.

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