Teacher's Podium

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Blog series by MT_Stringer updated 09-27-2012 07:48 PM 4 parts 36496 reads 12 comments total

Part 1: The beginning...

09-14-2012 05:26 AM by MT_Stringer | 2 comments »

I am building a teacher’s podium for my niece as a college graduation present. She is currently teaching third grade in one of the local schools. My project has taken a lot longer than expected mainly because it has been so hot. I have recorded several temps in the 101 – 102 range during August. But finally, I got my split system air conditioner installed and up and running. Now my one car garage is a cool and constant 77 deg F. I had blown in insulation added (R38) to the atti...

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Part 2: More Progress

09-14-2012 05:39 AM by MT_Stringer | 1 comment »

Finally, some progress. I have the basic part of the podium assembled and dry fit. So far, everything is fitting perfect. I spent a lot of time sanding the other day. Thank goodness I finally got my air conditioner going so the garage was a cool 77 instead of the 97 from just a week or two ago. Pic #1 – Kinda hard to tell in this pic but I am building the drawer and the top as a separate unit that fits inside the sides and front. Pocket screw construction with a little dab of glue he...

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Part 3: Stain and Assembly

09-26-2012 08:05 PM by MT_Stringer | 2 comments »

I was happy with the fit of all the pieces, so it was time to do some staining. Oh, I had some help with the dry fit. My grand daughter jumped in to help hold the pieces. :-) Note: My wife was a big help. After all, the podium was her idea in the first place.

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Part 4: Finished at last

09-27-2012 07:48 PM by MT_Stringer | 7 comments »

The podium turned out pretty nice. We delivered it a few days ago and my niece was very surprised and delighted. She had no idea of what I was doing. My brother and his other daughter did a good job of keeping things hush hush. And I don’t have any idea how he kept his wife quiet! :-) Here are a few pics of the finished product. I used Minwax Chestnut stain and numerous coats of Deft Clear Wood Finish. The podium sits on three inch rubber casters – two with brake; two wit...

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