Twelve Tribes Table Shtender

This solid wood table top shtender is hand carved in the shape of book pages. The spline of the sefer sits comfortably and without causing damage to the book. The sides are inlaid with hand made glass in color and texture to represent the jewels of the twelve tribes. The box is joined with dovetails and the top lifts to access the storage inside.

Measurements 46 cm wide x 38cm deep x 14 cm high

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Custom Table Top Shtender

This desktop shtender is currently for sale. We have a few in this style for sale, both in light and dark finishes and with various detail work. Some may be further discounted a further twenty percent. Please inquire for most updated availability and exact pricing. The table-top shtender is built by hand at the Bass Synagogue Furniture studios in Israel. We aligned perfectly the African Walnut into dovetail corners to make for an incredibly well designed work. The top flips up and a small brass lock can be affixed to any box upon request.  Solid wood top is hand carved and inlayed with handmade glass to represent the 12 tribes of Israel. Contact us for more information or custom options.

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Any product with a discounted price is currently available for sale or can be quickly finished in the stain of your choice. You can be easily order online by registering and adding to your cart. Feel free to contact us via email or telephone for availability, custom options, and shipping prices.

Custom projects are processed individually. Please contact us with as much information as you have, pictures, measurements, style, etc. We will then produce for you a detailed three dimensional computer rendering of the proposed furnishings. The renderings will help you, your committee, and donors actualize how the project will look in your space. It can also help greatly to raise additional funds and make your project a reality. We continue to revise the sketches according to your feedback until you are fully satisfied with the design and budget before we begin production.


We ship all products internationally by air express door to door with full insurance at very modest discounted prices. Smaller products, such as judaica and ner tamids are sent via EMS, usually taking 3-5 business days. Furniture up to entire synagogue interiors are shipped via UPS air taking 5-10 business days. All work is custom crated in the studio and insured by us (meaning we take care of any issues immediately and on our bill, no need to file a report)

Additional Information

Each product is crafted individually, by hand, with attention to detail. Our clients appreciate the work and service we provide. We follow all plans and requests down to scale and our clients delighted by the products they receive. In order for us to deliver the best quality product, we need to make decisions regarding some details during production. You are likely not going to receive the exact product in the photograph on the website. Because of the organic nature of other custom projects, such as carving or glass work, there is no way in describing the exact details in rendering in advance. The only decisions that we make are those that we believe will make the product either of higher quality, stronger, more functional, or aesthetically pleasing. As a client of any craftsman you are putting your confidence in their decisions.