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This post will show the progress of a second pew that I am carving.  It is for the mother of the client that commissioned the first 4′ church pew that I carved.  See this page to check out the first one.  I want them to match in style, so I consider them a pair.

Follow this page for in progress photos and updates “as they happen”.  Click here for more photos.

Most Recent Image: (3/29/15) – COMPLETE!  I have the pew all back together, wired and ready to go!  I’ll be showing them locally this week before delivering them to their new homes on Easter.

Consider a custom pew such as this as a gift to your church or as a way to honor a member through a memorial fund.

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And the bench has scripture carved into it and is ready to go!

hand carved church pew seat

Here’s an overview of the back section – I still have a lot of work to do, and I’ll be adding a glass mosaic where the wood has been removed.

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And here’s a closer look at the angel on the right showing some detail – I think I need some smaller chisels!

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Now the second angel is coming together.  I’ve ordered some smaller chisels, but they won’t get here soon enough!

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I’ve built up the area that will become the pillars on each side of the throne.  Here are some images showing the progress:

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And now a staircase has been added.

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Columns are almost done – well the base and crowns are getting there.

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I’ve added another layer of wood for the second staircase and have half of it carved.

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And here’s a little closer view:

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The carving is almost complete!  Here’s an image mockup showing the the stone columns in place.

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Carving is done!  I’m ready to move on to finishing the stone columns, staining and the glass mosaic!

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Here’s a view of the stairs and angels from a different angle.

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Stained and ready for clear coat – also one of the columns has been engraved.

Stained and one column is carved

I have all of the carving, staining and stone cutting done!  On to the mosaics!

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I have both pews in the workshop now.  I’m building the lightboxes for the back, making templates for the glass work, getting ready to cut plexiglass backs for the mosaics and then I can start the mosaics!!  😀

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And now the glass mosaic has begun!

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And a few more pieces get added…

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And it’s complete!  Ready for grout and then final assembly!  😀

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2nd 4′ Carved Church Pew
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