Church Commemorative Plaque

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Project by Rick Sergi posted 2346 days ago 1229 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 2346 days ago

Very classy. Nice workmanship.

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#2 posted 2346 days ago

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 2346 days ago

Very nice indeed!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#4 posted 2346 days ago


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.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 2345 days ago

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 1778 days ago

Thats a great idea Rick. Nice job.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#7 posted 1776 days ago

well done

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#8 posted 1776 days ago

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

Lovely rewarding job.

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