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St. Kilian chapel – Wall mounted candle holders

Monseigneur Rowan had one last request before I drove up to deliver all of the chapel furniture. He purchased four wall hanging candle holders but they arrived as painted metal, … Continue reading

June 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Tabernacle stand – part 4

I got to talk to the contractor who is laying the tile in the chapel and he gave me a final dimension for the height of the tabernacle stand. I … Continue reading

June 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Tabernacle stand – part 3

Everything sat overnight, so the glue is all dry. I pulled the clamps and started cleaning up the glue squeeze-out at the center seam of my panels. I noticed that … Continue reading

June 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Tabernacle stand – part 2

Before I get started on the base, I wanted to stain the top and see how well the grain matches. I think the solid wood and the plywood blend really … Continue reading

June 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Tabernacle stand – part 1

This next project is going to be a bit of a challenge. I live about five hours away from Saint Kilian parish and not heading to New York while it … Continue reading

June 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Ambry – part 4

Stain is dry so I set up the spray booth and got prepped for finish. I set up my knock-down workbench to hold everything and put it all up on … Continue reading

May 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Ambry – part 3

To fit the door into place, I first had to measure the width of the piano hinge, then subtract a bit more to allow the door a bit of room … Continue reading

May 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Ambry – part 2

I started today with pulling clamps and sanding all the glass panels. With the top piece done, I can trace it to get an exact match for the bottom. I … Continue reading

May 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Ambry – part 1

I took a little break from furniture for the last month or so. I needed to catch up on some home projects now that spring is here. I have also … Continue reading

May 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Credence table – part 4 & Gift table part 2

So the credence table and gift table are stained and ready for finish. Normally, I throw up my temporary spray booth and spray, covering two days worth of work in … Continue reading

March 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Credence table – part 3

Columns are trimmed and all the pieces are milled so it is time to start assembling everything. The most accurate way that I have found to attach the caps and … Continue reading

March 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Credence table – part 2

With the columns put together, I can now mill up all the rest of the column parts. Starting with the base, I cut down  some 8″ wide 6/4 oak to … Continue reading

March 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Credence table – part 1

Next piece of furniture on my “to do” list is a credence table. This table will sit next to the priest’s chair and be the same height as the arm … Continue reading

March 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Gift table – part 1

I was planning on working on the credence table this weekend, but when I started on the design, it did not seem like it would look right. Originally we had … Continue reading

March 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Altar – part 6

I spent a long weekend finishing the parts of the altar. Since I don’t have enough room to set up a temporary spray booth that is large enough to hold … Continue reading

March 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Altar – part 5

In the process of trying to determine the dimensions of the short column’s top, Msgr. Rowan and I discovered that I had made the center column too tall. He gave … Continue reading

February 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Altar – part 4

Now that the glue on the transition plate is dry, I can flip the plate over and drill a counter-sink into each of the pilot holes that will be used … Continue reading

February 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Altar – part 3

Before assembling the bases to the columns, I take some time to sand them all. It is a lot easier to sand a flat square then to try sanding the … Continue reading

February 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Altar – part 2

I was able to get back to work on my columns yesterday. I pulled the last of the clamps and all of the tape off the four main columns. They … Continue reading

February 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Altar – part 1

This weekend I got started on the sixth piece of furniture for the Saint kilian chapel, the altar. It seems like it would be a fairly simple build, just four … Continue reading

February 18, 2020 · 1 Comment

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