Building a Temple

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“Building a Temple,” Friend, June 2017

Building a Temple

Join us each month to see how the Payson Utah Temple was built!

Many of our temples have beautiful stained glass windows. An artist sketches out the design. Colored glass is melted and poured into thin sheets. Then it’s cut into specific shapes. Another artist arranges the glass into the designed pattern and joins the pieces together with a soldering (pronounced soddering) iron and solder—a special metal made of tin and lead.

The Payson Utah Temple has about 1,000 stained glass windows with around 260,000 pieces of hand-cut glass! The glass is full of apple blossom designs to represent nearby orchards.