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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- 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 p
Finished up the "Communion Table" for my sister's minister. He picked the design/size/materials. The church members will apply the finish when it is delivered. Made of maple, birch ply and walnut. Mortise and tenon joinery all around except for the long lower stretcher which is connected using a sliding dovetail joint. 30" H x 20" w x 40" L.
Yesterday I cut out the table top and posted the "how to" here on TPW. Today, we had to make decisions on the design of the apron, pedestal and legs so my sister came over and we chatted about it. I cut an octagonal apron that is 3" high and got the go ahead on it so I don't have to form a circular one (YEA!!!) We also decided on an octagonal pedestal so today, I made a pedestal and here it is. It measures 29 1/2" tall by 10" across. The shape of the four legs has been left up to me but I do know that I have to laminate together four sections of backs from the pews to get the 3 inch oak