Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Sign in to follow this  
  • entries
    4
  • comments
    13
  • views
    1,072

The Original Request

lew

458 views

My sister's Pastor asked if I could make a communion table for their church. In the past, I've made a lectern/pulpit and a kitchen work table. This seemed like it should be an uncomplicated build.

 

The pastor supplied me with his original thoughts and an image-

2017-01-12 12_07_36-Amazon.com_ Leick Mission Hall Console Table, Russet_ Home & Kitchen.png

 

He picked this particular image for it's size/proportions, however, the "arts and craft" style was not his first choice. That style didn't really fit with their church's other furnishings. He said he didn't really want a drawer. He wanted the materials to be maple, walnut and birch to coordinate with other pieces of furniture.

 

My furniture building/designing experience is limited. Some research on the Internet lead me to believe that most all communion table designs lean towards the more massive proportions. When I mentioned this to the Pastor, he agreed but said their church is small and they felt a "lighter" piece would fit into their space.

 

We worked back and forth thru Sketchup making design changes. His original image morphed into more simple, final design-

 table walnut plwywood top.png

 

The base will be made from maple, the top from birch ply and the top trim created from walnut.

 

The top trim/banding will overlay the plywood slightly. The pastor supplied a profile of what he wanted-

2017-01-12 12_26_40-trim profile.skp - SketchUp Make 2017.png

 

I think I'll start with the trim piece first.



4 Comments


Recommended Comments

Great job on the planning of this Lew, I love your Sketchup prowess. Communicating with your customer is always one of the funnest parts of this work, for me anyway. I think you both settled on a great design, simple and modest, I feel church furnishing should be simple and modest, just like the man we honor was.

Share this comment


Link to comment
Guest
You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoticons maximum are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

About us

We are a woodworking community with an emphasis on sharing and learning the skilled craft of woodworking and all of its related disciplines. Our community is open to everyone who wishes to join us. We support our veterans and active duty both here in the United States and in Canada, being a veteran is not a prerequisite to join. So please, join us! Please click on Join The Patriot Woodworker's.

 

We support MWTCA, preserving tools and implements from the past.

M-WTCA Logo.gif

Get in touch

Follow us

Recent tweets

Visit us on Facebook

×