|Project by Randy Moseley||posted 02-01-2012 02:52 AM||2046 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
This pie safe is for our local nursing home’s Alzheimer’s unit fund raiser and is to be raffled off. Proceeds go to activities for the residents such as lunches and bringing in entertainment for them. The pie safe is made of red oak and walnut. The two shelves are adjustable. The fronts are punched tin (I bought those). The post halves on each side of the face frame are walnut with two 5/4 pieces, laminated with a piece of notebook paper in the joint. I used filament tape around the post while turning in case the joint came loose. Once I was satisfied with the post, I took a chisel and gently tapped the joint and the post splits perfectly by pulling the notebook paper apart. I then glued and screwed half to each side of the face frame. The top is laminated strips of 45 degree slanted red oak glued onto a plywood base, with walnut rails around it. Drawers are maple/walnut with box joints on the corners. The legs are red oak turned in the lathe. Finish is two coats sanding sealer and two coats lacquered, sprayed.
-- Randy, DeKalb, Illinois