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    Ambo (Pulpit) Design

    Well as you may know I have the approved design for the Altar and now need to get serious about the design for the Ambo. Dan I tried the front panel solid with the edegs angled but it just didn't look right. I took Renee's suggestion and made the place for the book adjustable in height and the angle.
    As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

    I am planning on putting something on the front like a dove

    This is the ambo placed in the santuary along with the altar.
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    Last edited by Don Baer; 07-24-2009 at 12:20 AM.
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    Hi Don - I like where this is going. However, the legs seem really heavy to me. I know you want to maintain a 'family resemblance' with the altar, but can the legs be downsized a it to lighten them up?
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    i agree with rennie, the legs need to be lightened up a bit. i would go with either 1 panel with the angled sides, or 2 with angled sides. i can't put my finger on it, but the 3 don't seem to work quite well visually. go with similar, but not carbon copy, that's what i did with the coffee, end, and sofa tables i made for one of my co-workers. all 3 had items that tied them together, but each was a seperate design. it needs the top, it just doesn't look right without it. you can still do the height/angle adjustment, but run it through an opening in the top. this can be done with a post that is in 3 parts, with the inner one tightened in place with a carriage bolt/wing nut, or even a series of holes with a nicely turned dowel to adjust the height, then the actual book holder can be adjusted with carriage bolt/wing nut. hope this helps....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Noren View Post
    i agree with rennie, the legs need to be lightened up a bit. i would go with either 1 panel with the angled sides, or 2 with angled sides. i can't put my finger on it, but the 3 don't seem to work quite well visually. go with similar, but not carbon copy, that's what i did with the coffee, end, and sofa tables i made for one of my co-workers. all 3 had items that tied them together, but each was a seperate design. it needs the top, it just doesn't look right without it. you can still do the height/angle adjustment, but run it through an opening in the top. this can be done with a post that is in 3 parts, with the inner one tightened in place with a carriage bolt/wing nut, or even a series of holes with a nicely turned dowel to adjust the height, then the actual book holder can be adjusted with carriage bolt/wing nut. hope this helps....
    I looked at 1 panel and it realy looks clunky. I look at the two panels but to me it sort of represent the trinity.
    In terms of lightening up the legs , I'll give it a try. I'll post a few examples. I tried the legs streight and it just didn't work.
    Last edited by Don Baer; 07-24-2009 at 03:52 AM.
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    Here is a close-up of the altar amabo together. In the Picuture the Altar leag are 3" wide and 8" at the base. The ambo is 2 " x 6" at the base.
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    Well I'm sorta stuck and open to ideas. I don't care for the open design of the top this piece. The pastor doesn't want the ambo too big so that it dwarfs the altar. I can adapt the raising and lower as well as the angle adjustment to just about any design. Here is the direction I was going in but just not happy with where it's going. HELP.
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    how's this look don?

    here's an idea for you to kick around.
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    ummm dan all I see is a smile ...
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    grrrr... hit the wrong button...
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    the book holder on the top can be loose, and moved around to suit the person reading, and i left the back open in for shelves, drawers, cable tv monitor...
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