|Project by oldrivers||posted 02-27-2014 at 05:07 PM||787 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
I built this Cross for the Methodist Church in Town Creek, Al. I have a neighbor that attends there.
They were doing some renovating on the building which is over a Hundred years old (founded in 1872) Years ago the building was move to Town Creek from Ebenezer Al. (Just east of Courtland about 7-9 miles) moved there on logs drawn by Oxen? Mrs. Janet drew a sketch for a 5 ft. cross asks me to build it for the Church;I gladly agreed to do as she ask. The Cross is about five tall and is built from 2×6 and 2×8 oak stacked. I mitered the ends and added an end piece so that no end grain was showing even on the attached ends neither was end grain showing where they joined together. I also made the center connections with a 45 degree cut to the center of each board to form the “X” or cross in the center. I did a keyhole mounting slot on the back side of each arm in order for the Cross to hang flat against the wall with no fasteners showing. (Golden Oak Stain and Poly top coat.)They were happy with the completed work, which I donated to the Church.
-- Soli Deo gloria!