Tall table for Coptic Church

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Project by albachippie posted 06-22-2015 01:24 PM 1375 views 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a table commisioned by a local Coptic Church near where I stay. I have done quite a lot of work for them in recent times, so when they asked for a tall table, I was happy to oblige!

It is fairly basic, but has some detail in-fitting with their current building. It is made from sawn pine, milled to size. All joints are mortise and tenon, cut using mortiser and tenoning machine. All mouldings are milled on a spindle moulder to suit. The top is strip pine laminated to give a bit of stability. It is pocket screwed to the frame. The cross on the side is a traditional orthodox coptic design.

I originally cut the cross and brace all in one piece, but really messed up the tenons on both pieces. So I ended up cutting the tenons off each side, cutting two new braces, and gluing the crosses to them. It actually meant they weren’t so vulnerable too, so it worked out for the best really.

The finish will ultimately be a dark stain to match the rest of the church, but that will be done by the church.

Dimensions are 1000mm high, 450mm square top, 48mm square legs.

Any comments welcome,


-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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