The Methodist Flames of Life

We have the honor of creating these beautiful Methodist flames to be placed on the back wall, behind the sanctuary stage. Constructed of solid red oak hardwoods, the overall sizes of the flames are 3” thick by 48”wide and 168” long. The oak was glued together at different angles, to create a unique wood grain appearance. Hand shaping and carved using a power grinder to create the flame motif a powerful and beautiful presentation.

Shop Carvings: Dennis Zongker

Architect: Matthew Knutsen, EXis Design

Construction of the Flames

The pictures show... Clamping, drawing the top flame, the grinding layout then the actual grinding out the flames. The last picture shows the flames stained with a red aniline dye and finished with a pre-catalyzed furniture finish for a deep luster.
Dennis Zongker