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ST. JOSEPH'S APPRENTICE - Portable Altars

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BOLIVIAN ROSEWOOD (Approx. $3000 depending on availability of wood)

           The Rosewood Altar

 

            This full sized altar is made from a very dense and strong wood, which is often used to build musical instruments.

             It's color ranges from a deep dark brown often with a reddish hue to a light brown with some occasional cream 

             running through the grain. A finished altar will weigh about 45 lbs., which makes it more of a "home altar 

             than a portable altar.  Because it is so dense, it is very rough on my saw blades. It is like working with

             stone rather than wood. I like to first inspect the wood grain in all the boards to determine which are most

             suitable for a beautiful mensa and lid. The sawdust has a flowery aroma. I recommend one use a luggage

             trolley to transport this altar due to its weight.  

            The altar stone does not automatically come with the altar - you must provide your own, or you may check

             out the altar stones I offer. 


CURLEY MAPLE ($2500 Approx. depending on availability)

   

African Mahogany (currently unavailable)

 

Full Sized African Mahogany

 

I came upon some African mahogany wood while browsing in a specialty wood

store. Stacked in a pile on the floor, rough-sawn and in varying lengths and

thicknesses, I picked through and brought some home. After milling and finishing

a piece, seeing what I had - I ran back and bought enough to build an altar or two

before i was gone. It was a lot more work but sure was worth it as it really turned

out to be quite spectacular.