Church Pew Rebuild

July 2nd, 2011 in member junk     
CountryJunkSale CountryJunkSale, member
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This is the first of the rebuilt pews. We used the fancy ends for this one, cut it down to 3 ft and painted it a honey mustard color.
This is one of the 2 pews with the plain end showing. You can see how the ends were in need of regluing.
When I reglued the pews, I used the old nail holes as pilot holes for dowels, then clamped it, till the glue was dry. The dowels should give the joints of the finished pew more strength.
This is the first of the rebuilt pews. We used the fancy ends for this one, cut it down to 3 ft and painted it a honey mustard color.

This is the first of the rebuilt pews. We used the fancy ends for this one, cut it down to 3 ft and painted it a honey mustard color.


What do you you do with a 12 ft pew. I picked up 2 pretty cheap, I think because they were so big. Each had a fancy end and a plain end, I took them apart, cut them down, one to a 3 ft. and the other to 5 ft. The 3 footer I rebuilt using the fancier ends and painted a Honey mustard color. The 5 footer with the plain ends, isn't finished yet, but I plan to pair it with a harvest table I'm making from old barn timbers.


Pattern or design used: My own design
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Comments (3)

chippingcharm writes: Looks great Larry...LOVE salvaged church finds :) Laurel Posted: 5:05 am on July 6th
gamecockchic writes: I agree with Sue! I love these! Wish I had one or two or three... Posted: 4:07 pm on July 3rd
suewhitney writes: Way to go Larry...this is awesome and the five footer will be perfect with the harvest table you are building. I love to see people using things from old churches. Much of this stuff is just getting burned to make way for more modern churches and that is a shame! Thanks for sving these pews!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 7:11 am on July 3rd
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