Cryptex Box

The Da Vinci Code

This is a replica of the rosewood box where the Cryptex is found in The Da Vinci Code. It is hand built using the same techniques as the box seen in the film including hand cut thin plywood and various wood veneer and veneer borders that were cut by hand and applied to the outside. All the brass hardware was laser cut from real brass to perfectly match the screen-used prop. The rose oval on the front is also removable (as it is in the film) to reveal a brass plate with a secret message.

The entire build is captured in a multi-part video series found on my YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBHJ5_UPF6lV02MxDwBdGMQ