The Rosary Shop

Supporting the life of prayer since 1996 with custom handmade rosaries, rosary kits, supplies, kneelers and prayer books.

Prayer Altar

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Designed for our own home chapel, this heirloom-quality altar is strong and attractive without being pretentious or distracting. It is made from 2-inch solid hardwoods, weighs nearly 100 pounds, and measures about 40 x 35 x 16 inches. The design matches our standard kneeler and monastic stools. It includes a drawer for storing seasonal holy objects, books, candles and matches. Our standard kneeler can tuck neatly underneath when necessary. A cabinet-style version is also available.

Due to its size and weight additional shipping costs are sometimes encountered depending on the distance to your delivery point. Like our other custom items, we can adapt this to your specific needs upon request.

Design Options

Please select from the following options to complete your Prayer Altar. All figures are estimates based on our latest materials, labor and freight expenses. It is unusual for us to have to change any costs except in the case of special shipping or design needs.

Wood: We use only top-quality hardwoods, hand-selected and matched to result in the strongest and most attractive final piece. Click on your desired wood.

( bdft)
& Labor
 Freight Cost
Red Oak $     $
Lyptus $     $
Maple $     $
Cherry $     $
Black Walnut $     $
Teak $     $
 Wood Image -- No Image
Wood appearance can vary significantly from board to board. Images are examples only.

Stain/Finish: Danish oil combines the appearance of a handrubbed linseed oil finish with some of the durability of varathane. These give a beautiful finish that allows the wood's natural beauty to show through while providing moderate protection. Selecting 'none' allows you to stain/finish the piece yourself upon receipt. We can also create custom colors to your specifications. This item has approximately square surface feet to stain. Click on your desired stain.

None  $
Natural  $
Golden  $
Cherry  $
Medium Walnut  $
Custom  $
 Stain Image -- No Image
Wood appearance can vary significantly from board to board. Images are examples only.

Side Icon: We can add a cross or another icon into each side of this workpiece. We do this through a heating method that actually burns the image into the wood (and so is not as visible on dark woods like walnut -- on all other woods the icons are quite clear). We can also route/carve the icon image, if you prefer.

None  $0   
Chi-Rho  $59  Option Image
Common Cross  $59   
Orthodox Cross  $59   

Matching Cross: A matching wall cross, made from same wood and finish, approximately 18 inches tall. $40. Include

Dovetailed Drawer: Check this box to add beautiful, through-dovetails to the drawer. $100. Include

Engraving: We can engrave a brief commemorative message onto a silver- or gold-colored metal plaque. There are two engraving lines available, each with up to about 20 characters, including spaces. On this model the engraved plate is epoxied at the location of your choosing.

   Sample Engraving Image
None ***
Engraving on silver-colored plate 20.00
Engraving on brass/gold-colored plate 20.00
 Engraving Line 1:  
 Engraving Line 2:  

Ready to Go?

Once you've made your selections, click the button, below, to add it to your shopping basket. Ordering quality wood furniture can be a big investment. Please feel free to call us with any questions.

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