October 2018

Ancient Egyptian Woodworking

The tools and processes developed by the Egyptian carpenter.

Egyptian carpenters used a wide range of tools, techniques and processes to create products that were manufactured to serve the needs of Egyptian society. Egyptians exploited all the products of the tree, its wood for constructional work, leaves for fodder, basketry and matting. Locally sourced woods were used from an early period but the variable quality of these timbers led Egyptians to venture beyond their borders to source better quality material.