Dr. Allen's Kneeler

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Project by lobro4 posted 01-16-2013 01:06 AM 1408 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbor is one smart guy—he is educating the next generation of Electrical Engineering PhD’s. He is also a very devout man and I admire him for that, too. His wife asked if I could contribute to his grotto by making him a kneeler for his prayer time. Small projects like this are great for the cold winter months so I was happy to oblige. He is a tall man and found the kneelers at our church fit him well so I used one of them as a pattern.
Construction from Red Oak. Uprights are 6/4 and all the other parts are 5/4. All horizontal parts were pegged as well as glued for strength and decorative accent. All edges eased with 1/4” round over for comfort and to add detail to the joint lines. The parts were sanded to 180 grit. Color is Minwax Provincial and top coat is four layers of Arm R Coat semi gloss. I had a local upholstery shop make the knee pad.
Dimensions: Front edge of the arm rest is 32” high. Uprights are 31”x6” wide with a 10 degree angle at the top. Arm rest is 22”x7”. Floor runners are 22”x4”. Front crossmember is 19”x3”. The crossmember under the knee pad is 21”x5” and the kneeler pad is built on a 22”x6” board.
Hopefully, I am on my friend and neighbor’s prayer list!

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!

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#2 posted 01-16-2013 11:18 AM

I like it. I’ve been toying with the idea of making one of these myself. Simple, yet nice looking.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#3 posted 01-16-2013 03:38 PM

Wonderful kneeler and every prayer room should have this one. Great gesture to a neighbor.


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