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What is the difference between a Pulpit , Podium , and a Lectern

 Pulpits, Podiums, Lecterns… 

Confusing? 

I agree with you, so let’s clear up the confusion.

 

Pulpit: A raised enclosed platform or structure in a church from which a sermon is delivered or service is conducted.  Mostly found in cathedrals or old churches.

Podium:  A low platform on which a person stands to be seen, while giving a presentation. A podium gives the speaker improved visibility and vocal project.

Lectern:  A stand with a slanted top in which a speaker stands behind to deliver a speech. 

A lectern can be a freestanding floor model, height adjustable, with or without a sound system or a tabletop model.

Are you still having a hard time distinguishing the difference between a pulpit, podium and lectern?  Here are some simple ways to remember:

Pulpit:  A platform you step into.

Podium:  It is a low platform you stand on.

Lectern:  What you stand behind.

These are the traditional definitions of the words, but in todays’ culture the meaning of the words pulpit, podium and lectern have become interchangeable with each other.

Here are some selected models of Pulpits, Podiums and Lecterns.

 

  1. Church Wood Pulpit Custom No 1. This Beautiful Walk-In Wood Pulpit is ideal for all your presentation needs.

 Church Wood Pulpit Custom No 1 - FREE SHIPPING!

  1. Wood with Acrylic Pulpit Custom No. 5.

 

  1. Church Wood Pulpit Custom No 7.

 Church Wood Pulpit Custom No 7 - FREE SHIPPING!

  1. Glass Pulpit NC1/NC1G Prestige Winged.  This Pulpit invites and embrace the congregation.

 

 

  1. Wharton Height Adjustable Podium WLECT.KBD. This state-of-the-art Wharton lectern that features complete control and speaker comfort.

 Height Adjustable Podium WLECT.KBD Wharton with Keyboard Drawer. FREE SHIPPING!

  1. Non-Sound Presentation Podium. This elegant, yet functional podium comes with pre-drilled cable holes for electronic cords, locking cabinet doors and casters for mobility.

 Non-Sound Presentation Podium. Color: Black

  1. Non-Sound “The Hope” Lectern. This wood lectern, such as the one seen here, is a cost effective presentation solution for any school or business.

 Non Sound Lectern "The Hope" - FREE SHIPPING!

  1. Portable Presentation Denon Lectern. The Lectern Active is a portable audio lectern for multi-media presentations - perfect for hotels, churches, conference rooms and convention centers.

 

  1. Clear Acrylic Tabletop Lectern. Table Top Lectern is made to the same exacting standards as our full-size lecterns 

 Tabletop Lectern Clear Acrylic

  1. Metal Truss Lectern 4 Post Straight. The open front black steel podium, also called a metal lectern. Perfect for any church or business. This lectern has a truss design.

 Metal Truss Lectern 4 Post Straight. Black

We invite you to see our selection of Pulpits, Podiums and Lecterns at www.podiumsdirect.com

Call or Email With Any Questions Anytime at 800-421-9678.

Thanks for taking a few minutes to read this blog and remember to pass it along.

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Options for quick delivery of a Podium, Pulpit or Lectern

Quick Shipping Options for Podiums, Pulpits or Lecterns

It always happens every year that we get asked if we can provide a solution quickly.   If you're in need of a Podium, Pulpit or Lectern in a hurry for your school, church or corporate event?

We have the answer with our Quick Ship Items!

We know that many times, event, meetings or training programs, etc. are planned at the last minute and items need to be ordered and received quickly.

That is why Podiums Direct created a category on our website called “Quick Ship”.

This category will save you, the customer, time from searching 700 items in our product line or making multiple calls to find out if a particular item or items will ship to make it in time for your event.

Most items in our “Quick Ship”, will ship out within 48 – 72 hours after order is placed.

You may ask if there is a variety of styles available? Yes. We feature many different styles from acrylic, contemporary, metal truss, portable lecterns and everything in between.

To see all the styles, use this link:  https://podiumsdirect.com/collections/quick-ship

Are these items budget friendly? Yes. We pride ourselves on featuring products that will fit any budget.

Shown below is some of the variety we have:

  1. Wood with Acrylic Narrow Pulpit in Maple. Each wooden and acrylic pulpit is ideal for use in churches, colleges and hotel conference rooms.  The pulpit comes with (2) front panels, (1) panel has a large grey cross in the middle and (1) is a clear panel.

 

  1. Acrylic Lectern KD Clear with Shelf.  Acrylic lecterns are perfect for evangelical church or any kind of business setting.

 

  1. Contemporary Acrylic and Aluminum Podium SN3080.

 

  1. Portable Presentation Lectern 70 Oklahoma Sound. Practical and convenient speaker stand lectern has an application in every venue.

 

  1. Height Adjustable Podium 810 Oklahoma Sound Orator Non-Sound. The Orator is an impressive and versatile, height-adjustable lectern.

 Height Adjustable Podium 810 Oklahoma Sound Orator Non-Sound

  1. Metal Truss Lectern 4 Post Straight. This speaker stand features a truss design and is perfect for any church or business.

 Metal Truss Lectern 4 Post Straight. Black

  1. Non-Sound “The Hope” Lectern. This wood lectern, is a cost effective presentation solution for any school or business.

 Non Sound Lectern "The Hope" - FREE SHIPPING!

  1. Sound Lectern 711 Oklahoma Sound “The Prestige”. A Beautifully handcrafted podium that commands a dignified presence. 

 

  1. Presentation EDTC EduTouch Sit & Stand AV Cart Oklahoma Sound. Whether presenting or teaching, we all share the same common goal, to produce and be effective, which this one does.

 

  1. Multi Media Cart MMC Oklahoma Sound. The new multimedia Cart from Oklahoma Sound® provides practical solutions for your presentation environment.

 

As always, see our website at www.podiumsdirect.com for all our products or contact us at 800-421-9678.

We appreciate you reading this blog and if you would, please pass it along.

Thank you.

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Acrylic, Lexan, Plexiglass, Polycarbonate and Plastic

Acrylic, Lexan, Plexiglass, Polycarbonate and Plastic

Do You Know The Difference?

Most of you will answer “No”, some of you may answer “Yes”, or think they are different names for the same product.

You will be surprised to know that they are actually, different.

Let’s Break It Down.

  • Lexan: Is a brand name of polycarbonate, which is a transparent plastic of high impact strength.
  • Polycarbonate: Synthetic resin in which the polymers units are linked through carbonate groups, including many molding materials and films.
  • Plexiglass: A brand name of acrylic and is sold under many different names, such as Acrylite, Lucite and Perspex.
  • Plastic: Is a generic term for a large group of semi-synthetic materials, consisting mainly of one or more polymer mixed with additives.

In this blog we will focus on acrylic.

Acrylic: A synthetic resin & textile fibers made from polymers of acrylic acid or acrylates.

The benefits of Acrylic are many:

  • Durable.
  • Impact Resistant.
  • Lighter and 4 – 8 times stronger than untampered glass of equal thickness.
  • Brilliance, Clarity and Transparency.
  • Hardness
  • Weatherability; Stands up to the elements longer than other plastics.
  • Easy to Clean; No Special Cleaners Needed. Just Soap and Water.

When you visit our website at www.podiumsdirect.com you will see the variety of items we have available in Acrylic, from Lecterns, Pulpits, Podiums, Communion Tables, Flower Stands.

Also, available are mixed media products, which are; Wood and Acrylic and Aluminum and Acrylic.

Some of the Acrylic items that are available.

  1. Acrylic Lectern KD Clear with Shelf and Three Cross Logo.

 

  1. Clear Acrylic Lectern with Open Back and Shelf. This acrylic lectern is made for any office, school, church and many other locations.

 

  1. Acrylic Lectern Eclipse. Contemporary Frosted Front Acrylic Lectern. It is perfect for your sanctuary, meeting rooms and more!

 

  1. Acrylic Communion Table NO 1. Wonderful compliment to the Acrylic Pulpits.

 

  1. Clear Acrylic with White Flower Stand. A very elegant accessory to any of our podiums or as a stand alone riser.

 

  1. Wood and Acrylic Pulpit, Custom No. 5. This Beautiful Custom Wood Pulpit is ideal for all your presentation needs, whether used in your church, classroom, or office. 

 

  1. Wood and Acrylic Pulpit NO 5405. This Pulpit has a built in shelf.

 

  1. Wood and Acrylic Communion Table NO P203. Wonderful compliment to the Wood and Acrylic Pulpit.

 

  1. Contemporary Acrylic and Aluminum Podium KL2A. This acrylic lectern makes a great addition to your sanctuary without going over budget.

 

  1. Contemporary Acrylic with Aluminum Stand. This Podium can be used for any of your presentation needs at an affordable price.

As you can see Acrylic Lecterns are a contemporary, yet functional piece of furniture for any church or business setting.  The best part is there is one to fit any budget.

I hope this has been helpful to you, to sort out the differences between Acrylic, Lexan, Plexiglass, Polycarbonate and Plastic.

Pass this blog along to someone you know that may be interested.

Thank You!

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What To Expect When Ordering A Custom Designed Quality Pulpit or Communion Table

Custom and Quality

What do you think of when you hear the words “Custom and “Quality”?  Do you think they are synonymous with each other?

According to Webster’s American Dictionary, the meaning of the word “Custom” is; Adj. 1. Made or done to order.  2.  Making this to order.

The meaning of the word “Quality” is; 3.  The degree of excellence which something possesses (ex: a high quality of paper).  4. Excellence or superiority (ex:  to look for quality in a product).

With our many custom items, you can choose from options like;

  • Stain Color
  • Fabric Color
  • Logo
  • Cross Option
  • Symbol Options
  • Acrylic Option
  • Glass Option
  • Size
  • Wood Choice
  • Casters

In choosing the options, you are creating an item that is uniquely yours.

As with all custom pieces, it takes time to produce a quality product, that is made in the USA and that we are proud to put our name on.

Once your order is placed we start the process of building your unique item, with quality materials.  Our craftsman cut the material, glue and screw the pieces together to form the pulpit, communion table, chairs, etc. Then sand, stain, steel wool (this process is repeated several times), drying time for stain, polyurethane, drying time for polyurethane, for chairs the upholstery is done, clean, crate or box and ship the product to you.

During your planning process, keep in mind that the approximate lead time is 6 - 8 weeks from receipt of order.  Lead times can be subject to change without notice due to the production schedule.   Also, all custom built orders cannot be canceled or returned. 

We urge you to tour our website at www.podiumsdirect.com for all the custom made to order products we have or contact us at 800-421-9678 for more information or details.

Below is a sampling of some of the items that are custom made.

  1. TWP-105, Church Wood Pulpit.  An idea for all your presentation needs.

Church Wood Pulpit TWP-105

  1. Custom No. 5, Wood with Acrylic Pulpit. Is a beautiful colonial style pulpit with a modern twist.

Wood with Acrylic Pulpit Custom No. 5

  1. NO 8501, Open Church Wood Pulpit. This Open Style Pulpit has Dental Molding, Scrollwork and Fluting.

 Church Wood Pulpit Open NO 8501

  1. PDROY, Handcrafted Solid Hardwood Royal Lectern. It has a no-nonsense design and comes with casters for easy transport.

 Handcrafted Solid Hardwood Lectern Royal

  1. TSP-180, Pedestal Church Wood Pulpit. This pulpit has a built-in shelf and a lift lid for storage.

 Church Wood Pulpit Pedestal TSP-180

  1. TPC 296S/NO8200 & TPC296C/NO 8200 Series Chair. 48” Side Chairs and 52” Center Chair.

 Clergy Church Chair TPC-296S/NO 8200 Series 48" Height Side Pulpit Chair

  1. TPC-603S & TPC603C Series Chair. 48” Side Chairs and 52” Center Chair.

 Clergy Church Chair TPC-603S Series 48" Height Side Pulpit Chair

I believe you will conclude that “Custom” and “Quality” are synonymous with each other and that by ordering a custom piece, you are getting a handcrafted pulpit, communion table, chairs, etc. that is unique, beautiful and sophisticated, that will be attractive in your facility for years to come.

We would appreciate it if you would pass this blog along.

Thanks for reading!

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Environmentally Friendly Solutions for Church Communion Tables & Pulpits

Go Green!
With A Glass Pulpit Or Communion Table!
Why is Glass Green?  Glass is made from natural and plentiful materials – Sand and Silica.
What Makes It Green?  Glass can be recycled time and time again into new glass without losing its integrity.

 

So, if you purchase a glass pulpit or communion table you will know that you are making an environmentally friendly decision, and when you decide to replace your glass pulpit with another style at some point, you will know that it will be recycled and not end up in a landfill.

You may also ask, what are the features and benefits of a Glass Pulpit or Communion Table? Well, for starters, Quality material and superb craftsmanship are used to produce these timeless classics in North America.

Made of 3/8” thick Architectural Glass and an Oak Wood Base for safety, durability, and strength.

With the proper care and common sense, your pulpit or communion table will last a lifetime.

Many features are included with the purchase of these pulpits. One being Free custom etched logo on the front panel. Once the logo file is received, we provide a line drawing and a digital rendering for your approval.  Preferred logo files are .pdf, .cdr, ai, .eps or .svg.

Features and Benefits:

  • Oak Book Rest (on Pulpits only), to keep books or papers in place.
  • Oak Base with recessed casters, which make for ease of movement, for that occasion it needs to be moved during a worship service.
  • Three standard scriptures to choose from (on Communion Tables only)
  • Choice of 8 Wood Stains
  • Fully Assembled, ready to use.  No Tools Needed.

Various Glass Pulpits and Podiums  and Communion Tables Available:

Glass Pulpit NC10/NC10G Prestige FOUNDATION

Glass Pulpit NC1/NC1G Prestige WINGED

Glass Pulpit NC8/NC8G Prestige The PRESTIGE

Glass Pulpit NC8WC/NC8CG Prestige Winged PRESTIGE

Glass Pulpit NC2S/NC2SG Prestige The SPEAKER

Glass Pulpit NC26/NC26G Prestige 5 PANEL

Glass Communion Table NC41/NC41G Prestige Elegance

Glass Communion Table NC40/NC40G Prestige RHEMA

In conclusion, buying Quality will save your congregation time and money in the long run and will result in a beautiful contemporary glass pulpit or communion table that will be the focal point of your sanctuary and service, which invites and embraces the congregation.

See our many styles of glass pulpits and communion tables at www.podiumsdirect.com or contact us at 800-421-9678 for more information or details.

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Thank you for your time.

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Top Ten List of Church Pulpits , Podiums & Lecterns

 
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