Mission Pie Chest

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Project by Dusty posted 02-21-2007 10:03 PM 2249 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this because I like the looks of it.

I have a mother- in- law -kitchen in my down stairs level. I thought what a great place to store caned goods and dry goods. I am short cupboard space.

Nice thought. didn’t work out like that.

Oh the cupboard is in the kitchen alright. However, its out side of a new bathroom I added.

It currently holds my towels and bathroom linen.


Works for that to.

Besides, like I would be lucky enough to have a pie sitting around that needed storage.

Yea right.

I’m more likely to clean up my shop like I have been threatening to do, for- oh- let me see – about 5 years now.

This piece is one that I took right from a book of plans I had . The only thing I changed was some methods of construction.

It is 15 inches deep x20 inches wide x 60 inches tall.

From the department of me being stupid,(again) I would suggest you buy the tins pre-punched from the factory. They are pricey yes. You have no idea how much work and silly it is to sit there and punch out those tins one at a time . There is a pattern furnished with the blank puter tins.

Never again, please refer to me as Dusty the former “tinner”

This project isn’t diffcult to build at all. I think it only took a couple days to build. You can make it out of any wood you want an and finish it as you like.

This is make out of red oak.

I finished using my 12 step mission staining process.

-- Dusty

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#1 posted 02-21-2007 10:12 PM

Dusty, I’m with you on the pies. My first thought was, that lucky man. He builds a pie keeper and it stays full of pies all the time. Maybe I should build one. I saw a plan in one of my woodworking mags simular to that one, but never had a need to have a place to keep pies. My belly does that for me. LOL. It’s a beaut!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 02-21-2007 11:23 PM

It looks pretty good, Mr. Former Tinner

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#3 posted 02-22-2007 03:38 AM

I like it, Dusty – up to your usual artistic standard.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#4 posted 02-22-2007 04:09 AM

Dusty – as usual great work! I also lie the set of shelves in the background.


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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 02-22-2007 01:50 PM

Pretty nice, I bet it took you longer to punch them holes, as to building the frame. You’re sure nice to your Mother-in-law with that nice kitchen.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 02-22-2007 06:30 PM

I love it Dusty! Looks great. Thanks for the heads-up on punching tin – That could prove to be handy information some day…

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#7 posted 02-22-2007 06:34 PM

It looks great Dusty. I was expecting to hear you have someone filling it with pies each night, but alas.

I can not imagine sitting there all day doing that tin work. It looks great, but what a job.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#8 posted 11-08-2011 11:52 PM

It looks really great.

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