The Aberfeldy Parish Church is an active part of the local community and keen supporters of The Workshop and our core aim of supporting young people into employment, self-employment or further training. They have made good use of The Workshop over the last 18 months to make a wide range of improvements to Church facilities.
Our first job was to make an adjustable shelf for a DVD player on a Unicol stand which we were able to produce more cheaply than the standard accessory. We then built a modular stage extension with concealed cable trunking and multi-function removable stands for music monitors and microphones which has provided more space for musicians and approved the appearance of The Sanctuary by tidying the cabling and reducing the number of stands. Following the installation of a new PA system, the existing arrangements for AV operators at the back of the church needed to be improved. We designed and made a console desk to house 19 inch rack equipment and two operator work stations. This large piece of furniture was produced ‘Ikea style’ in flat pack sections so that it could be transported from the Workshop and then assembled onsite. Along with the PA system came two new large black subwoofers which were in need of some disguise. Flowers were the answer so two water tight oak planters were made to measure to sit on top of the speakers. The oak communion table has been given a new lease of life with a sand and refinish. All the work in the interior of the church has been produced in oak finish to complement the existing scheme.
Outside, we have designed and produced a new notice board and signage in European oak and galvanised steel with finials to reflect the church tower design. The notice board section is easily visible from the path and the two signs are angled to make it easy to spot from a vehicle travelling on Taybridge Road. Look out for it when you next drive past!
Gemma Henderson is the Business Manager at The Workshop Aberfeldy. Always inspired by the variety of products that 'walk through the door', this blog highlights some of the more interesting projects that are created here in The Workshop.