Loft Mahogany Gets New Life

Mahogany plank and wood shavings

We have reclaimed mahogany from the chancel and loft stairs to build new furniture pieces for our refreshed church home. PSIT commissioned woodworker Jonathan Cohen, of Jonathan Cohen Fine Woodworking, to design and create a chalice table, two flower stands and a table for each entrance space. Mr. Cohen has been assisted by apprentice and UUC member Eric Valpey. Jonathan and Eric have created the beautiful pieces almost solely by hand. We think you will agree with Jonathan’s statement, “Furniture shaped by hand plane is so much prettier than furniture sanded!” Look for these, and other reclaimed and reused elements of our building, when we return to our beloved home.

See more photos of the almost-complete tables on our Renovation and Expansion webpage.

~Physical Space Implementation Team