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    Lectern for wife

    My wife is a school teacher and wanted a lectern.

    The wood is red oak finished with wipe on gel stain and four coats of poly sprayed on.
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    Looks fantastic! But........ where's the power cord for the laptop for powerpoint presentations!

    Jay

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    Wow, Ken that is both beautiful and useful. She has got to mighty proud of your work on this.
    A very wise man once said.......
    "I'll take my chances with Misseurs Smith and Wesson. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Knoll View Post
    Ken

    Looks fantastic! But........ where's the power cord for the laptop for powerpoint presentations!

    Jay
    Please don't tell here that one.

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    Great lecturne! That's the last thing my wife needs, she already has her "high horse", "soap box" and "on a role" to lay the law down to me...

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    Hi Ken, Very nice looking lectern. Please tell what color/shade of gel stain. Early American perhaps?
    The reason I'm asking....I've been asked to make a simple cover over a filing cabinet to match the existing shelving. The shelving is red oak and is stained but nobody remembers what stain was used. It looks very close to your lectern.
    Thanks for posting.
    John 2-T

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    Nice job, Ken. Either you are going to have a lot of other jealous teachers in her school, or you will be making a lot more of these. Maybe both. I like the use of the raised panels around the 3 sides.

    John

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    Ken that is really nice, you should make up some kind of seal for the front of it

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Whittaker View Post
    Hi Ken, Very nice looking lectern. Please tell what color/shade of gel stain. Early American perhaps?
    The reason I'm asking....I've been asked to make a simple cover over a filing cabinet to match the existing shelving. The shelving is red oak and is stained but nobody remembers what stain was used. It looks very close to your lectern.
    Thanks for posting.
    John 2-T
    John,

    The Gel Stain is "General Finishes, American Oak, Gel Stain" that I purchased from Woodcraft. my local store is very good about opening the stain cans up and letting you test some of it in the store to find the tint you want.

    Thanks for your kind words

    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Ken that is really nice, you should make up some kind of seal for the front of it

    Thanks for sharing!
    Stuart,

    I was thinking about a brass plate with her name on it, what kind of seal were you thinking of? I do agree that something on the front would look nice.

    Thanks for you kind words

    Ken

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