|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 730 days ago||1940 views||0 times favorited||18 comments|
This is the second confessional screen I have made for St . Mary Magdalen Church. The first oen I made in ‘06 was burned up in the fire and Fr. Godfey asked me last Tuesday to make another one by the 24th. I worked day and night to meet the deadline and got ‘er done early. It was delivered today.
It is made from white oak and red oak- what ever I could get a hold of fast. The 8/4 oak was only in white so that is what I used. It is 72” high and 30” wide and about 35’ from front to back. It is finished with Zar 120 stain and sprayed with clear lacquer. It was great to smell the lacquer in the morning!!!!!!!!
Today my buddy,Tim Olexa, and I did the upholstery with 2 layers of purple panel fabric. He did the stapling and I just held the fabric under tension. It went easier than I thought it would.
I added some of the build pictures. The corbels were doweled and glued and the shelf assembly was mounted with 8 screws just before spraying it today. The removable back trim frame was glued and screwed together to match the pattern on the front side with the shelf. I could not use screws or nails to mount the 3/4’ square trim pieces on the front so they were keyed to the top and bottom with slots that I milled in the end of each of the trim pieces and in the top and mid frame members. That located them and gave much more glue surface to insure they stay in place. I can’t remember how I did the first one and made no notes on it.
The base sections were cut at 22.5 degrees on the table saw and just glued and clamped together with a mating block on the inside for extra glue surface. Once I put in the cross supports, that base was not going anywhere. The bottom surfaces were installed with 10 Kreg screws each. I love my Kreg fixture!!
That’s all folks!!!!!!!!!!!
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!