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1950s church pews

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Blog series by scottb updated 1423 days ago 2 parts 7323 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: a house full of pews!

2094 days ago by scottb | 8 comments »

These have been on my front porch for a couple weeks now, had to do something with them while the weather was still nice. So today I began dismantling them, luckily they were built in a shop, and assembled on site. The seat and back were mortised into the side panels, and everything was held together with wood screws, under tacked on pieces of trim. They came apart pretty easily, and I’m hoping the shorter bench I’m building goes back together just as easily. I’d mista...

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Part 2: wonky box too

1423 days ago by scottb | 5 comments »

the little oak version of its bigger brother: This one started its life as a pew in a Manchester, NH church. (They opted to replace their pews, c. 1950, for chairs that could be rearranged as needed, and contacted the original builder in the Guild of NH woodworkers to donate the wood. I was the fortunate recipient of two 12’ long pews. Original post on the subject. ) When I dismantled them, one of the seats split along a glue line leaving me these to ponder what to do with. Lu...

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