DIY “Vintage” Pie Safe

5 Materials
2 Days

I’ve been looking for a vintage pie safe. I just really love the vintage, primitive look they bring to a space. Unfortunately they’re expensive or just not what I had in mind. So I made my own! Here’s how!

I started with a few 1 x 2 x 8’s and cut 6 12” pieces. I then cut 6 more at 10” each.

I took 2 12” pieces and 2 10” pieces and fastened them with wood glue and 1/4 inch finish nails. These will be my sides and back.

You will have 3 total finished pieces.

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I fastened these 3 pieces together using wood glue and finish nails.

For the side and back walls I used some knotty pine tongue and groove planks.

I fastened them with small finish nails and wood glue.

The sides and back should look like this when finished.

I used some old barn wood I had for the top. Then stained the whole thing.

I added a couple 3/4 inch square dowels on the inside for a shelf.

Using the remainder of 3/4 inch dowel I made this frame that will be the door.

I fastened some chicken wire to the back using some smaller square dowels.

Now the whole thing is getting painted in White Veil from Behr in a flat finish. And then heavily distressed.

Still missing hardware but I absolutely love how it turned out.

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  • Mattie
    on Jun 28, 2020

    I have an old pie safe in rough condition I just have not been able to fix it up It is for salt for $75:00 I live in Graysville Alabama

  • Lisa West
    on Jun 28, 2020


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