|Project by Derrick||posted 05-02-2008 10:31 PM||1165 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
I am the pastor of a small church that I started just a few years ago, and I enjoy doing some woodworking on the side as a hobby. I decided to build a pulpit and communion table for our church. There was a lot of planning that went into the design. I wanted a nice big surface to be able to have my Bible open along with sermon notes without everything hanging over the side. I really do not like preaching behind a small pulpit. This project was great because I built the pulpit for my height. The main box that you see in the picture is 48 in tall, 40 in wide, and 22 in deep. The angled surface (that you cannot see – where my Bible would go) is 24 in. wide and 20 in. tall.
The Communion table was built to match. It is on some nice casters so it rolls out and I can sit behind it during communion services. There is also shelving underneath for extra storage. The Communion table is 20×48 and is 30 inches tall.
Both boxes were made from 3/4 oak plywood. All the trim is solid oak. I really liked how the window boxes turned out with three on the communion table, and two on the pulpit. Both the pulpit and communion table have one on each side also. I have had some people in the church say that it is aesthetically appealing because it makes a visual step up.
The finish was a simple stain (color – puritan pine) followed by two coats of polyurethane. I need a better picture of the finished project, but this one shows it installed in the church.