Lars Walen

Zelda Chest

I made this chest to look like the one in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. But instead of rupees or a hookshot, I use it like a file cabinet. It’s the perfect size for manila folders.

It’s made out of 3/4” pine boards (stained dark), except for the banding, which is maple (spray-painted black). The whole thing was sprayed with satin water-based polyurethane.

Making the sides of the top was tricky. I ended up making the five sections with rougly the correct angles, and then ran the bottom part over the jointer to flatten it.

At first I wanted to replicate the look of the rivet heads on the banding, like the one in the game. Later I changed my mind, because I couldn’t think of a good way to do it, and I prefer the clean look of this.

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