|Project by NDVermin||posted 04-06-2013 12:50 PM||1660 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
Hi Folks –
I wanted to build an Egyptian inspired treasure chest for my daughter (my dad is Egyptian and I want her to learn about that part of her heritage). After struggling to come up with a satisfactory design for a more standard chest style treasure box, I decided to make it in the shape of a Pyramid. It includes a couple hidden removable panels with a pull out map of the Giza Pyramids and a “treasure room” with some goodies. I used the proportions of the great pyramid in Egypt (it’s really interesting to see how a pyramid shape changes with different perspectives as you walk around it – there really is something special about those proportions).
I used my home made CNC to design and carve the external Hieroglyphics. I included one shot with the shop dog to give it some scale – it’s actually pretty big (as my wife tells me too big to display anywhere!) – about 31” per side and around 22” tall. Made mostly of solid cherry with some plywood for an internal frame. Thanks for looking!