Chair height Bible lectern made for my father in law

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Project by Toolz posted 07-11-2013 04:35 PM 810 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife’s father asked her if I would make him a “table” that was chair height so he could sit and read his bible and daily missile. So I made him a Bible lectern that he could slide close in front of his chair. Ambrosia Maple sealed with Zinser Seal Coat and three coats of home made wipe on poly, then a coat of Johnson’s paste wax after knocking down a couple of small nibs in the finish with a 300 grit sanding sponge.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#1 posted 07-11-2013 04:52 PM

I like it. How did you attach the table top to the legs?
I hope you don’t mind a little typo correction – it’s “daily missal,” I think.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#2 posted 07-12-2013 12:55 AM

A very nice lectern, looks great and I am sure your Father-in-law is very happy with it…well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 07-12-2013 12:52 PM

This is a right nice reading table. Well done!

-- Bob, Pittsford, NY @

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#4 posted 07-12-2013 03:42 PM

Thanks guys. I am a Methodist and my spouse and her family are all Catholics. The missile/missal question is like dancing the “Jitterbug” it plumb eluded me ;-). I cut the tops of the legs with at an angle that gave me a 1 1/2” drop and simply glued and pinned them to the sides of the table to get the desired slant. I didn’t worry about wood movement because they keep their house at a constant temperature year round and the lectern will remain in the house.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#5 posted 07-15-2013 02:36 PM

Looks good and well crafted. I’m sure he loves it and it will get plenty of use. Great job!

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