|Project by Phil Brown||posted 05-18-2007 07:26 PM||1385 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
In some earlier posts I’ve had comments about my use of recycled wood and how cost effective and environmentally helpful this practice can be.
This reproduction pie safe is made entirely from pine and spruce crate lumber from Sweden. I have dozens of these crates left over from the factory I worked in before it was bought out and dissolved.
I had this on display in a local boutique and the owner liked it so much that she bought it and embellished it with the little saying. The metal panels are from scrap aluminum sheet from the factory that I set maple leaves on from my yard and scribed around them.The metal is orbital sanded first which gives it strength, and after the leaves are added a process of antiquing with glazes of acrylic paint ensues.
The finish is a blend of stains designed to give an antique or primitive look, mixing puritan pine, special walnut and a hint of mahogany under a waterbase clearcoat which is steel wooled to a satin finish. Acrylic black and white paint is also ragged on to help the aged look.
This attractive and funtional piece sells for up to $675 retail, all from free wood.
-- Phil Brown, Ontario