Pie Safe / Hutch?

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Project by simarilan posted 03-05-2013 04:08 PM 1805 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Started this project a few months ago, it’s been one of those off and on projects. Finally got it finished last week. My long term plan was to put in the shop that sells my stuff and eventually the right buyer would come along and it would find a new home. My short term plan was to use the hutch part of it to show smaller items I have in the shop. As with most of my plans, that didn’t work. I put it in the shop on Thursday and it left for Oklahoma on Sunday. It’s made from pine, stained, and finished with catalyzed lacquer.
The base has punched tin inserts in the doors and center piece. The top (hutch) has hardware cloth inserts in the doors and glass inserts in the sides. The top (hutch) and pie safe base are separate units, and can be used as individual pieces. The separate pieces also make it much easier to transport. I thought it was strange that a couple from Oklahoma would want a pie safe that had the outline of Texas and Texas stars punched in the tin, but found out later they were displaced Texans that were living in Oklahoma.

-- Quality is easy to see - but hard to explain

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#1 posted 03-05-2013 05:33 PM


Some people have a silver spoon? Looks like you have a gold horse shoe :) Congratulations.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 03-05-2013 06:38 PM

Very nice piece. I love punched tin.

-- _Moose_ Hooper, UT

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#3 posted 03-05-2013 08:13 PM

This is fantastic! I really liked the glass work on this piece!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 03-05-2013 09:26 PM

Nice, very nice. I like the punched tin. Looks like it found a good home.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 03-05-2013 10:57 PM

I like this a lot! Thanks for sharing!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#6 posted 03-06-2013 06:09 PM

It’s always nice when someone else loves your stuff as much as you do. I enjoyed the story and nice hutch.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#7 posted 03-07-2013 12:46 AM

Quite authentic looking, I like it

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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