Taylor's Falls

documents the construction of a 19 rank 2 manual pipe organ.

Location: Wadena, Minnesota, United States

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Construction continues on all the windchests for the organ. Rackboards have been cut, sandwiched onto the topboards and marked for drilling. We will be taking a break from work on this organ from now until after Christmas while we travel the states of Minnesota and Iowa tuning organs for our many customers. Happy Holidays!!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

This is the main Swell chest with topboards installed and the Swell Trumpet chest. The topboards are 1 1/2" thick southern yellow poplar. This is a very dense and heavy wood which is perfectly suited to this use as it provides a firm foundation for the pipes to stand on and also prevents any wind from leaking between toe holes.

Thursday, November 16, 2006


All windchests have their bottom boards gasketed and installed and we are now working on the topboards of the chests. The swell chest is complete and ready to have the holes drilled for the pipes. Work is progressing on the great chest and offset chests. Pictured is the main great chest with topboards installed and the Trompette chest with topboard. The topboards have not been drilled for the pipes yet.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

All the main interior framing for the organ is complete and finished with 3 coats of polycrylic. Southern Yellow Poplar has been ordered for the topboards of the windchests and white poplar plywood has been ordered for the bottom and rack boards of the chests as well as construction of the wind regulators. Work will begin on these items on Monday.