Stain the cabinet ebony black. Paint the gold leaf symbols with gold leaf paint. The hieroglyphs are best done with a gold leaf pen. Use gloss ename...
King Tutankhamen, Pharaoh of Egypt was buried in 1350 BC with many artifacts of his life including this royal cabinet. I have created these plans from photographs and dimensions available on the internet. I also used the "golden ratio" as a design guide. Basic woodworking tools will suffice to create this fine piece of history!
Begin by cutting 4ea. Legs. Each is 1X1 square 30" long. Each leg should have mortise slots cut at each cross member and panel location. Cross member Slots should be 1/4" wide X 3/4" long X 1/4" depth. Panel Slots should be 1/4" wide by full panel length X 1/8" depth. All slots should be centered on the legs.
Cut the panel and top cross bar for the back only. The 1/2" thick panel should be 7.5" tall and 16 3/4 wide with the last 1/8 on each side cut to 1/4" thick on center to insert in the leg panel slots.
Cross bars should be 1X1X 17 long with the last 1/4" on each side cut to 1/4" thick to insert into the leg cross member slots.
Step 2: The Sides
The 1/2" thick panel should be 7.5" tall and 9 3/4 wide with the last 1/8 on each side cut to 1/4" thick on center to insert in the leg panel slots.
Cross bars should be 1X1X 10 long with the last 1/4" on each side cut to 1/4" thick to insert into the leg cross member slots.
Step 3: The Top Lid
This custom "gull wing" lid is my interpretation of the original piece. A drawer or top lid only design may be preferred. Cut the top 1/2" thick material to 18.5" X 11.5". Add 1" X 1/4" strips at all top edges and bisecting the center as pictured.
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