Pulpit - Mocking up

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This was the "rough draft" of the Pulpit commissioned by Christ Church in Katy, Texas. The pulpit is part of a suite that will include a Communion Table and Baptismal Fount. After completing the drawings, I built the above mockup to get a sense of scale and proportion. This one was both too wide and too shallow...

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Second (or maybe third or fourth) mockup. The "wings" are swept further back, making a better enclosure. With the basic dimensions down, the height of the "waist" can be determined.

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Final mockup, complete with fancy Brazilian Cardboardwood panels. The grain is amazing.

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Interior of the pulpit.

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After figuring out all the critical dimensions and angles, a prototype (of sorts) can be made. I wanted to get an idea of how the five-sided posts would be made, and how the rails wold fit together to make the frame.

Next... sawing out parts!