Home Project If You Re In Need Of Extra Storage Space A Pie Safe May Be The Missing Ingredient Before Refrigeration Was Commonplace They Were Used To Keep Bugs And Insects Away From Food But Today These Traditional Pieces Can Still Play An Important Role In A Home
Home project if you re in need of extra storage space a pie safe may be the missing ingredient before refrigeration was commonplace they were used to keep bugs and insects away from food but today these traditional pieces can still play an important role in a home is post about Magazine bookmarked by hector with ID 12923809110 was uploaded on 07-04-2019 and has been viewed 184,529 times.
Build A Pie Safe Photos by Rob Brown Pie safes were popular about a century ago, before household refrigeration was common.Tight-fitting doors and joints were used to keep small bugs away from fresh food items.
In order to allow small amounts of air to circulate, small perforations were added to the door panels.This reduced mold yet still kept the insects at bay.The door panels were often made of tin, and were decorative, as well as functional.
Though you're welcome to substitute metal panels in this version, I chose solid wood doors, for a simpler and quicker build.I rarely use pine, but these wide planks had some interesting colour and this traditional piece needed pine's country charm to add authenticity.
Another nice thing about pine is its low cost.To add to the character, most of this cabinet is going to be strengthened with #8 x 1-3/4" screws that are later covered with 3/8" plugs.Lay out the parts to be cut from the planks, mark them, and cut everything to rough size.
Select the doors first, as they are the strongest visually.At this stage, don't worry about breaking out the 1/4" thick tongue and groove slats that will make...