|Project by scamp238||posted 02-11-2013 06:32 PM||1987 views||2 times favorited||42 comments|
My daughter chose to do this pie safe for an FFA project. She started on this just before Christmas. It took a while because she is in school still and I have to work full time. She is 17 and a senior in high school.
She had little experience before this. She has helped me some down in my shop, but just a few cuts here and there. We looked at a bunch of pictures on the net before deciding on this particular design. It had to be modified to suit what she wanted to do. She decided on 2 smaller doors at the bottom and a bread box opening instead of drawers for the top.
The main part is pine with 1/2 inch birch ply for the side panels and 1/8” ply for the bread box door panel. The sides and doors are done with stub tenon and groove joinery. The shelves are fixed with pocket hole joinery from the underside. The back is 1×6 tongue and groove pine. It was sprayed with tea and fumed with ammonia. The finish was 3-4 coats of semi-gloss water based polyurethane. The handles were shaped with the router and cut free on the table saw. The panels on the lower doors were punched with a sharpened nail and a hammer.
I supervised her and made sure that she didn’t remove any body parts with the tools. I also helped her lift and clamp the pieces, but she did all of the principal work. I hope everybody likes it. It is being entered into the competition tomorrow to be judged. I hope she does well.
-- Brian, North Georgia