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Project by ChuckV posted 1118 days ago 2356 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this step-back from plans in Woodsmith Vol 33 / No 195.

It is built from pine and finished with shellac and wax. I blended the shellac three parts amber to two parts clear. I wanted to match the pie safe that I built a while back. The pie safe is visible in the last photo.

The approximate overall dimensions are 77” high, 30” wide and 19” deep. There is one fixed shelf inside the door and one removable shelf that is less than full size. The idea is to allow taller items to be stored at the front of the lower shelf. The two upper shelves are adjustable using cleats in the “sawtooth” shelf supports.

The back and the top shelf (above the cornice) have ship-lap joints and are beaded.

The latch and the H hinges are hand-forged, but not by me. I bought them at Horton Brasses, which I highly recommend. I also bought the cut finish nails and cut brads there.

Here are the two side panels with the rabbets and dadoes completed:

The main part of the case being glued:

One of the face frame stiles being attached:

The most complex part of building this piece, at least for me, was the cornice, which includes two compound miter joints. This shows the interior of the cornice before it was installed:

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson





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MikeGo

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#1 posted 1118 days ago

I like your work, nice job. Awsome pie safe.

-- Mike, Marietta,ny

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#2 posted 1118 days ago

Very nice! Love the hardware choice also.

-- Just A Girl

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hjt

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#3 posted 1118 days ago

My oh my! Chuck that is drop dead gorgious! What craftsmanship. Pam and I simply have to come up to Mass and visit you and Robin. What talented people you both are. I assume the pie safe is used to hold the many delicious pies Robin makes from the fresh fruit she grows in her garden, right? And exact how “safe” are those pies in that pie safe? My guess is they are safe just untill the cool down, and you and the boys make a raid on the pie safe!

Beautiful work Chuck.

-- Harold

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ChuckV

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#4 posted 1118 days ago

Thanks for the comments.

Harold - Yes, I think that I need a better security system on the pie safe than the current wooden turnbutton! Actually, I made two of them and they are used to store preserved food from our (OK – Robin’s) gardens. If you did not see the original project, it is here.

- Chuck


-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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