MANLIUS, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A local furniture maker has a special connection to the new Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse.
Stickley, the Manlius-based furniture maker, created a coat of arms for newly-installed Bishop Douglas Lucia.
According to a press release, “Stickley Engineering Manager Jim Rider Jr. adapted the design of Bishop Lucia’s coat of arms using a variety of woods and mother of pearl inlay. Craftspeople at the Stickley-owned factory in Vietnam laser-cut the wood and assembled the veneer facing. At the Manlius factory, Cabinet Maker Dung Tran facilitated final machining of the piece. Tran also built the cathedra, which was gifted to the diocese ahead of the Cathedral’s rededication in September 2017. The presider’s chairs, deacon’s chairs, ambo, and cantor’s stands were also constructed by Stickley.”
“The coat of arms includes makore wood oriented in two different directions to create contrast. The perimeter of the shield and the Celtic cross are constructed of black dyed wood to simulate ebony. Additional crosses were made from magnolia, with filigree and flowers crafted from cherry. Bird’s Eye maple, sycamore, and oak round out the stunning piece. The mother of pearl inlay was hand-cut with a tiny saw.”
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