Live Oak Pie Safe

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Project by Sludgeguy posted 04-11-2019 05:46 PM 927 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pie safe with glass doors. Live oak is very heavy.

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#1 posted 04-11-2019 05:50 PM

Beautiful design. This should last for generations.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 04-11-2019 10:21 PM

Love a good pie safe. Great work. Now go fill it with pies!

-- Ron, Montana

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#3 posted 04-12-2019 12:01 AM

Clean, crisp, tight, well executed and solid wood. Bravo. I would have liked to have seen the side to see how you integrated the legs and the panels (floating or fixed).

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#4 posted 04-12-2019 01:18 AM

Thanks for the kind comments. The plan is available for free from the Fine Woodworking website. The sides panels are floating and made from glued up live oak scraps planed to 1/2”. The back is birch plywood. Here’s a pic of the side.

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#5 posted 04-12-2019 01:55 AM

Nice looking pie safe. That Live Oak looks great, what did you use to stain it so evenly?

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 04-12-2019 02:38 AM

I used “American Walnut” oil based stain from General Finishes. The live oak is real dense and seems to absorb it pretty evenly.

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#7 posted 04-12-2019 02:46 AM

Looks great!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#8 posted 04-12-2019 11:57 AM

Beautiful piece! Would look wonderful and be useful in any room of the house.

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#9 posted 04-12-2019 11:41 PM

Nothing says: “you toucha my pies, i breaka you face” quite like live oak.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#10 posted 04-13-2019 11:53 PM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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