Call me easily amused but I’m clapping my hands like the mentally challenged (is that what you call em’ these days?) at this DIY Zelda Treasure Chest w/ sound effects. DO WANT! You can put your weed in there, man! Also porn, lots and lots of porn. With the “duh-duh-DUH-DUH!” sound upon opening it be like Christmas every time. Squeee!

I’d never be able to make it myself. I’d somehow wind up super gluing my face to my genitals. Course, I don’t really need to bend that far for that to happen…if you know what I mean. Anyway, hit the jump for instructions and a list of supplies.

Source: Geekologie Via Instructables

1/4″ Pine plywood. You can use whatever type of wood you want, but pine looks nice and is relatively cheap.
You’ll need enough wood to cut out the following pieces:

Two 5.5″ x 10.5″ pieces
One 8″ x 10.5″ base piece
Two 8.5 x 5.5″ pieces
Five 2 7/16″ x 11″ slats

Also you will need two 6 sided half a decagon pieces. This sounds confusing but I’ve included a template to cut these pieces out. Print the template out and cut the pieces to be 8″ wide at the base.

You’ll also need:

Wood glue
Black poster board
A cheap mp3 player
Treasure chest opening mp3
Soldering iron
Solder and flux
Some small gauge wire (20 or 22 gauge will work)
SPDT lever switch from radio shack
Small audio amp. I used a cheap ipod speaker amp from the pharmacy.
Enough Black felt to line the inside of the chest, about eight 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets.
150 black furniture nails.
Long straight edge
A couple black sharpie markers.
Hot glue gun
Super glue
Minwax Red Oak woodstain
Brush to apply stain with
Pliers or wire cutters
A couple of hinges.
Furniture clamps
A means to cut your wood.

Uh huh? Well that’s far too damn complicated.

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