Prayer Kneeler

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Project by Trabiman posted 11-08-2012 11:49 AM 4660 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine, who took a day from work and drove 6hrs round trip, ran a new 100 AMP panel from the house to my woodshop. When I tried to give him money, he refused and asked only that I make him something. I said sure thing… He asked me to build a prayer kneeler for his house. He only had one requirement, which was that it be made out of “scrap” that I had on hand in the shop.

I ended up using 2 different woods in the project, pine and oak. The majority of the kneeler is made out of white pine that came from a tree my father and I cut down when I was a boy. For whatever reason my father had this tree and another we took down milled into boards. The boards were stacked with shims up in our attic for 20 years. The top board and the actual part you kneel on is made out of white oak.

-- Brian from Westfield, IN

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Chris Moellering

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#1 posted 11-08-2012 02:16 PM

Nice. I’ve thought about making one of these as well.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#2 posted 11-08-2012 02:20 PM

Nice repayment and you abided by his wishes. Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 11-08-2012 06:57 PM

nice kneeler

Cant beat a fair trade


-- 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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#4 posted 11-08-2012 10:45 PM

Sweet bargain! Well done.

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#5 posted 10-14-2015 10:16 PM

I need to make a wedding kneeling bench for our pastor’s daughter’s wedding and can not fine plans to build one can you tell me where to get plans Thwe one u built is very nice
Thanks Ken

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