|Project by luv2learn||posted 10-19-2013 12:14 AM||3129 views||6 times favorited||22 comments|
My Pastor: “Your just the man I want to see”
Me: “Uh Oh”
Pastor: “Can you build me a simple lectern?”
Me: “Nothing is simple, how big do you want it?”
Pastor: I don’t want a massive pulpit, just something simple.”
That is the conversation that launched this project. He was using a black metal music stand as his lectern and wanted to upgrade it to something a little more refined. I get dry mouth when I am asked to do something like this because my vision of what an upgrade would look like and his vision might not align.
I already had the feet and hexagon base built because I wanted a music stand for myself but I thought that the base was too bulky so these parts were just laying in the corner of my shop collecting dust. When my pastor asked me to build him a simple lectern I dusted off the base and feet and decided to finish the rest of my music stand and call it a lectern. I figured if he doesn’t like it, I have a cool music stand for myself.
The center post is adjustable vertically and the top, mounted on a single trunnion, can be adjusted from flat to a 45 degree angle. The hexagon base and trunnion are made from reclaimed hickory flooring. the feet and center post are oak. The platform is 3/4” birch plywood trimmed in pallet oak. The finish is several coats of high gloss poly.
As is the case with many of my projects there are no plans other than the ones floating around in my head.
As always thanks for looking!!
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green