Advent wreath candle holder and table

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Project by richgreer posted 12-14-2011 04:51 AM 9977 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you have seen some of my previous projects you know that I have been doing a lot of projects for my church. This is the latest.

The first picture shows the Advent wreath candle holder.

The second picture shows that Advent Wreath candle holder setting on a table that I made. Those are 2 completely separate items.

I designed this table to match the design of the baptismal font which is the 3rd picture. I did not make the baptismal font, but I did make the ring at the top because the man who made the baptismal font did not have a lathe. With respect to the ring, most people will not observe or appreciate this, but I know my LJ friends will appreciate that the grain runs from top to bottom for the entire ring, That was a good trick.

When we are not in the advent season, the advent wreath candle holder will be stored, but the table will be used as a ancillary baptism table (it will hold the certificate, candle and pitcher). That’s why I wanted to match the design of the baptismal font.

Everything here is done with quartersawn white oak and bloodwood trim.

In the last year, we have completely replaced all of the chancel furniture (pulpit, communion table, 2 plant stands, baptismal font, communion rail, mic stand, music stand and the table and advent wreath candle holder above. Being a Lutheran, I am not suppose to be proud, but I confess that I am pretty proud of what I have done.

As a technical point – - I used the rubber from a bicycle inner tube to make 4 patches of rubber for the bottom of the advent wreath candle holder. The advent wreath candle holder cannot scratch the table top and it does not slide around. I thought that was a good trick. The rubber is less than 1/32” thick.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#1 posted 12-14-2011 05:02 AM

Nice job, you should be proud.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 12-14-2011 05:02 AM

Very nice work Rich
You have great skill and should stand proud !


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 12-14-2011 06:04 AM

Very nice Advent wreath, Rich.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 12-14-2011 09:51 AM

Nice worrk Rich. I hope the rest of the congregation appreciate the ammount of your input, well done :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 12-14-2011 11:35 AM

Rich great job and nice touches you have incorparated into these. Always fun to do things for the church!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 12-15-2011 05:44 AM

Nice job Rich

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#7 posted 12-15-2011 05:48 AM

Unique piece Rich well done


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