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Project by archwwc posted 10-15-2013 03:02 AM 1133 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my latest project that I am in the middle of finishing. It is a podium/lectern for public speaking. It’s made out of maple hardwood and maple plywood and uses some decorative trim for the face frame inlay. I used pocket hole jointery and several pieces of edgebanding.

After researching this, I found no plans for anything of the kind for this. I spent a great deal of time trying to figure out the dimensions and height requirements. I have this available in SketchUp as well as PDF plans if anyone would like them.

Enjoy and Happy Woodworking!

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#1 posted 10-15-2013 03:13 AM

very nice work

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#2 posted 10-15-2013 03:39 AM

Nice work! Oddly enough I am in the process of building one myself for the country club I work for. I also could not find a plan anywhere so I did the same as you and just did some dimension research. I made a removable top in mine that when it sits in place it is an angled platform that can trap a microphone stand underneath of it. When it’s removed it is a flat tabled lecturn like yours is. I am also placing some battery powered strip lighting in it to act as a reading light.

Here is mine so far… still in progress

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#3 posted 10-15-2013 03:41 AM

That’s a really nice podium. It’s awfully nice of you to make the plans available. I wish you had made that offer a few years back when I made a pulpit for the nursing home where I volunteer. It would have cut down substantially on the hours I spent!

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#4 posted 10-15-2013 06:49 AM

Great job

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#5 posted 10-15-2013 01:17 PM

Very nice. Good job!

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#6 posted 10-18-2013 04:54 PM

Looks great and well designed. The beautiful trim really set it off. Great job!

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#7 posted 10-26-2013 05:20 AM

I’m impressed with creativity and the finished project. Is that an item you sell to the golf club?

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#8 posted 10-26-2013 03:51 PM

Nice done. I love the design.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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