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Project by Bearpaw posted 06-12-2015 08:01 PM 1696 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My church has needed a formal Welcome Center for sometime. We looked for a unit to buy, but they wanted $7,000.00 for one made from MDF. So I just used their design and built it for less than $900.00.

The center section had a radius front. I have used my router before to cut large radius. Here are some pictures of the process.

After those were cut it was like building a model airplane.

It is amazing what can be done with bendable plywood.

The next thing was applying the laminate. The square edges were easy, but to do the edge where the bent part met the straight part required some thought. I used my Oscillating Multi function Power Tool from Harbor Freight. I let the blade sit on a scrap of laminate to cut off the waste.

This is in three section and on castors. A friend owns a marble company so she gave us a good price for that.

It took me longer than I expected to finish. I had the flu and a minor heart attach. All is better and I am moving on to other things.

I just added one more picture of the desk setting in the hallway at the church ready for business.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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#1 posted 06-13-2015 02:22 AM

Nice project, and I hope your heart is healed soon. Go easy on yourself until the doctor gives you the go-ahead. We are at an age where we are no longer immortal.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#2 posted 06-13-2015 01:27 PM

Great piece of work. Love the detail in design and construction.
Thanks for sharing, hope you’re on the mend.


-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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#3 posted 06-14-2015 10:32 PM

Wonderful job, I am sure they really liked the end results

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 12-18-2018 05:14 PM

Wow! I like that!

It seems church fixtures are always overpriced.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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