pie safe cabinet

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Project by bent posted 05-10-2008 04:25 AM 1896 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this was my first project. my wife wanted something she could store excess kitchenware in. growing up, my mother had an antique pie safe. i wanted to build something similar. i had no idea what i was doing, i just looked over the original to see how it was put together and gave it my best shot. it was certainly a learning expirience. knowing what i know now, i realize i built the thing entirely backwards. i started by making the tins, and building the doors around them. next, i built the drawer. i then built the face frame around the drawer front and doors. finally i made the sides and back to match the front. somehow it all came together. my wife loves it, but everytime i walk past it, i shake my head.

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 05-10-2008 04:35 AM


You may have built it in an unusual fashion but it looks pretty good to me. The punched tin is a challenge to do and it adds a lot of visual interest to the piece.

We tend to be our own worst critics. If your wife loves it that is all that is really important.

Well done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 05-10-2008 05:06 AM

Looks very nice to me, good job Bent

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#3 posted 05-10-2008 05:07 AM

Looks pretty good to me.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 05-10-2008 12:42 PM

Very nice, good job on the tin. I think the whole thing came together rather well. Does your wife make pies? If she does I’ll give you some more praise. LOL mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 05-10-2008 01:49 PM

I haven’t seen a pie safe cab. in years. (Many yrs.) You did a fine job. And just to let you know, punching out the patterns in the tin isn’t a easy job…but you know that now.
When I was in carpentry my Dad used to tell me that you could put 6 carpenters in a room and put them to work. Everyone of them will build a different way, but the final job will come out ok. If it worked is wasn’t wrong…just different.

-- JJohn

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#6 posted 05-11-2008 01:04 AM

I see those for sale in antique shops and the price tags make spin a couple times.
Realize the money you saved the next time you walk by it.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#7 posted 05-14-2008 01:56 AM

Great looking pie safe. You did a very nice job on it. thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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