This is actually a continuation of the four way Mitre thread. Just thought I would start a new thread on the actual building of the cross to differentiate it.
The cross is made with three-quarter inch Sapele plywood. As you can see it is essentially a box beam. Very light very strong for its size. Which is a big plus when you have to mount it 15 feet above the floor.
The ends are mitered and there is some trim to be attached. The face will receive some half inch square ebony plugs and the perimeter will be trimmed with 1" x 0.5" quartersawn Mahogany.