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post #1 of 11 Old 12-27-2017, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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Hello. I've been asked by our priest to build an altar for our new church. Having trouble finding some plans and other sources for inspiration. I can find plenty of picture, but looking for some actual plans. Anyone know of any sources? Thanks!
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post #2 of 11 Old 12-27-2017, 08:55 PM
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Post a picture with some dimensions and we would help you make your own plans.
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post #3 of 11 Old 12-27-2017, 09:40 PM
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That sounds interesting. Ive got no plans for one laying around but as Steve said we'd all be glad to help you out some if you give us some more to go off of.

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Do a search on the Internet- I did this for a lectern for our Sunday School class. From plain vanilla to elaborate. Should give you some ideas plus assistance from the forum members.

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I appreciate y'all being willing to help. I have attached a very basic drawing. Father Mark has said he'd like Walnut. The biggest thing I am trying to think through is that it needs to be semi mobile. It will have to be moved a few times a year until we have a permanent home. When I say moved, I mean slide or wheeled off to the side. right now I am thinking that I can build or buy a couple small wheeled furniture movers that it can be lifted onto. Anyway, I am open to ides. Thanks.
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I appreciate y'all being willing to help. I have attached a very basic drawing. Father Mark has said he'd like Walnut. The biggest thing I am trying to think through is that it needs to be semi mobile. It will have to be moved a few times a year until we have a permanent home. When I say moved, I mean slide or wheeled off to the side. right now I am thinking that I can build or buy a couple small wheeled furniture movers that it can be lifted onto. Anyway, I am open to ides. Thanks.
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After opening your attachment I see you are well on your way with a good plan.
It seems you know what your looking for and the plan shown is way more than a rough sketch. You’re more than halfway there already.

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
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This is the only photo I have of our Lord's Super Table (So. Baptist Church) and it appears to be close in size to your altar but you can see it's on casters permanently mounted. The table rolls easily but is heavy enough that it stays put if you bump it or lightly lean against it. The 3-4 times each year when we have to move it this just makes it easier than getting a couple of furniture dollies and lifting it.

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Here is one I built several years back, I can't remember the dimensions.
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I need to build one as the podium we have in out Sunday School class is waaaay to small. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to the finished project.
BTW, I am a SB minister.

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Can you post the alterbasicplan? My computer doesn't do PDF.
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Nice. Walnut will be a bit pricey but will look good. Waiting to see the final item.

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