Finally Pulpit!

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Project by Brett posted 09-26-2012 04:19 AM 1531 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been working on this project for waaaaaay too long! Fortunatley the church wasn’t waiting to have a pulpit until this one was done. :)

I am pleased to say that it is finished and ready to be taken to the church. It is funny how picky I can be about my work when I know that people other than my immediate family will see it on a regular basis. It’s not perfect but neither am I. I am happy with it’s final state and ready to move it in tomorrow.

The design was taken from some pictures and measurements that our Pastor took when attending a conference for Pastors. Everything you see except for the basic 5 sided design was something that I came up with. I have never designed a project like this before and it was quite an experience. That is part of the reason why it has taken me about a year and 9 months to complete it! Most of it I didn’t know what to do so I spent a lot of time second guessing myself.

The wood is beech with an ebony drawer pull and the finish is satin poly.

I hope you enjoy seeing it and thank you for looking!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#1 posted 09-26-2012 04:48 AM

Very nice work Brett. I really like the strip of wood across the top to hold a second row of books. That is a good idea that I haven’t seen before. I can see where the small drawer would be very handy also.

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#2 posted 09-26-2012 09:43 AM

Brett that is a very nice Pulpit

The design is nice and clean

Your finish is great.

It is a wonderful thing to make for the

place that you worship.

I cant see a single fault, picky yes but that

is what pushes you forward.

Sit in the front pew with pride and enjoy.

I’m sure everyone else will.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 09-26-2012 11:09 AM

nice job!

-- Joe - - - something witty should go here - - -

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#4 posted 09-26-2012 11:26 AM

Beautiful work, beautiful piece of woodwork. I am sure you were helped along the way by a far greater power. Sure you will be blessed for this piece of art work.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#5 posted 09-26-2012 12:30 PM

That is a wonderful piece of workmanship, Brett! I’m sure it will be cherished for many years to come! :D

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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#6 posted 09-26-2012 12:38 PM

Beautiful work…!

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#7 posted 09-26-2012 12:42 PM

Beautiful piece! Very nice work and good layout. Good second guessing : )

-- Ken

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#8 posted 09-26-2012 01:46 PM

Super work Brett! Quite a design. Your pastor should be able to keep enough supplies there to last several days. LOL. Congratulations on a beautiful project that will be treasured by many for years to come.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#9 posted 09-26-2012 02:08 PM

Thank you everyone for for kind words and compliments! Hopefully today, after work, I will move it into the building and get a picture of it in place.
Thank you once again!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#10 posted 09-26-2012 09:53 PM

Excellently done!

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#11 posted 09-27-2012 01:25 AM

very nice

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#12 posted 09-27-2012 03:35 AM


Very attractive and functional pulpit design. Plenty of room for Bible, notes, and commentaries.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#13 posted 09-27-2012 04:24 AM

Thank you Fishinbo, bowtie, and L/W/!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#14 posted 09-29-2012 06:36 PM

Great job on the pulpit!

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#15 posted 09-29-2012 06:47 PM

Nice pulpit, I would be proud to preach behind there.

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