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The last project I posted showed some pews my company built for a private Catholic school chapel. As it turned out, the school added a new chapel when they built an additional dorm and we got this commission as well.

This time around we built all the furnishings for the chapel. The primary wood is white oak and the dark, stained portions are red oak.

Installing the dark trim around the canopy was probably the hardest portion of this project. We didn't make any extra molding and due to the shape of the pediment, we only got one shot at getting the cut right. To do so, we used a couple pieces of plywood and trimmed them until the fit was perfect then used those as cutting guides on a 9" bandsaw we brought onsite.

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Beautiful work and congratulations on getting this commission.
 

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Some thing to be proud of!
 

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Wow its beautiful, great work….
 

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That is beautiful! If I can ask, what Catholic school still celebrates a tridentine liturgy?
 

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Nice job. Good idea to make the plywood templates. Saves a lot of frustration.
 

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Thanks for the compliments.

@ DGar

That school is SSPX and all their schools have the old Latin Mass. I know their canonical status is irregular at the moment but they still qualify as Catholic schools.

The FSSP have at least one as well but they've apparently not had the same level of success establishing and maintaining schools as the SSPX. Some other groups such as the Institute of Christ the King might have schools in other countries but not the USA.

There's also a college referred to as Fischer More in Texas that has the same liturgy. It's fairly new and I don't know much about it.
 

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Beautiful work!
 
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