There is considerable evidence of sophisticated woodworking in old Egypt. Woodworking is depicted in many extant ancient Egyptian illustrations, and a significant quantity of old Egyptian furnishings (such as stools, chairs, tables, beds, breasts) has actually been preserved. The steel utilized by the Egyptians for woodworking devices was originally copper and also at some point, after 2000 BC bronze as ironworking was unidentified until much later.
Frequently utilized woodworking tools included axes, adzes, knives, draw saws, as well as bow drills. Mortise and also tenon joints are proven from the earliest Predynastic duration. These joints were strengthened utilizing fixes, dowels and also leather or cable lashings. Animal glue became used just in the New Kingdom period.  Old Egyptians created the art of veneering as well as making use of varnishes for ending up, though the structure of these varnishes is unidentified. Although different native acacias were made use of, as was the timber from the neighborhood sycamore and also tamarisk trees, logging in the Nile valley led to the requirement for the importation of wood, notably cedar, but likewise Aleppo want, boxwood and oak, beginning with the Second Dynasty.