Aloha All Saints’ 'Ohana,
The organ façade was recently transported to Tom at Craftsmen Fine Finishes in Lawai to be stained and sealed. Despite rainy weather the fa ç ade was finished and installed for Easter. The finish used is marine grade and will stand the test of time from the salt air. With a few exceptions, the organ casework was originally Walnut veneer. The old organ case was enlarged and then veneered, except the detail work, in Sapele, a termite resistant wood species similar to Mahogany. Byron and I used an acoustically transparent cloth, Melotone, to cover the screens behind the tall wood vertical screen panels of the organ. They allow for no sound obstruction from the organ’s pipes which will be placed in the organ room behind the screen. Additional screens will be behind each tower and the center pipes array. These are very important as they will keep most bugs and pests as well as most salt air and dirt from entering the main organ chamber. It is thoughtful ideas like this that will protect this world class instrument during its serviceable life at All Saints’ Church.

In Christ,
S. Morris Wise