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Project by dean2336 posted 06-16-2010 08:41 PM 2155 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

made of pine with punched copper tins,I didn’t punch the tins. a gift to my nephew and wife, just because they are great kids. oh the finish is amber shellac.

-- dean2336,nebr.

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#1 posted 06-16-2010 08:58 PM

Very nice work. I am sure they’ll enjoy it for years to come.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#2 posted 06-16-2010 09:34 PM

I always loved pie safes and this is a real nifty one. The copper is a very unique idea.


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#3 posted 06-16-2010 09:40 PM

Looks great a super gift

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 06-16-2010 09:41 PM

I like pie safes and want to make one someday. I really like how the finish turned out, what did you use?

-- Tim, Plant City FL

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#5 posted 06-16-2010 10:08 PM

yea im a pie safe lover too..and ive always like the punched tin or copper…i think the copper addes more warmth…great job

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 06-16-2010 10:30 PM

Great job. Very authentic looking.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 06-16-2010 11:21 PM


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#8 posted 06-17-2010 01:00 AM

A very nice pie safe indeed, the finish on the wood complements the copper panels beautifully! Your nephew and his wife are very lucky!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#9 posted 06-17-2010 01:09 AM

mmmmm piiiiieeee …. safe. No pie can be kept safe from this belly! LOL

Nicely done though. Nice finish on a challenging wood.

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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#10 posted 06-17-2010 01:17 AM


Great job on the pie safe. It sure caught my eye! I made this a few months ago.

My wife has requested another one that I am just getting started on. I am looking forward to seeing how the second one goes based on what I learned while building the first one.

Again, congratulations on a wonderful job.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#11 posted 06-17-2010 12:25 PM

Great job Dean! I also built a couple pie safes from cherry and posted pictures of them. I purchased my tin from Country Accents the quality on yours looks very similar.

-- Tom L. Williams ~ The difference between a man and a boy is the price of his toys.

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#12 posted 06-18-2010 04:57 AM

Very nice job on that. It looks like it came right out of the 20’s. Nice detail. I remember seeing those years ago when some of the older ladies still had theirs. Now I’m one of the older ones and I remember them.
You are making me humgry. I can taste the fresh cherry pies that I used to see in them.

thank you for sharing!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 12-18-2012 12:43 AM

Pine & shellac, can’t beat the look. Looks like the one in my grandmother’s kitchen when I was a boy, long ago.

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