Making money can really be so difficult, right? We labor for hours and hours just to earn money enough to meet our needs. Now, what if we tell you that one man named Randall Rosenthal can make money out of wood – would you believe?

Well, he did spend hours and hours to create a box of money from just 3 pieces of white pine boards he glued together. The result was a stunning masterpiece that would amaze your eyes! Of course, he can’t spend a single piece of that box of money but that is entirely not the point.

Just take a really good look at the finished product. Can you really believe that what you are seeing is not a real box filled with money but a masterpiece carved out of wood by a truly talented woodworker? The finished artwork measures 8″ x 13.5″ x 13.5″.

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

So, how did he do it? Let’s go through the amazingly detailed process he had to do to convert 3 simple pieces of pine boards into a box of money.

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

First, he glues the board pieces together to form one solid block.

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

Now that the boards are glued together, the solid block is one step closer into becoming a box of money.

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

He created some rough sketches on the wood but at this point, we’re not too sure what he is up to, right?

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

Pretty soon, he was able to carve out the outlines of the box cover and the money but these are still unrecognizable at this point – unless you’ve seen the final output, of course.

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

On the third day, he was working with such frenzy, trying to create a piece that would look more recognizable that he nicked himself with his super sharp tools; thus, the appearance of the bright red color of the wood – that’s his blood!

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

By Day 4, the box is more recognizable. You can also see another box to the left – we’re pretty sure that was his “model” for his wooden masterpiece.

 

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

Towards the end of the first week, the box is now well defined; however, it still needs a lot of added detail to be recognized as a “real” box while the money outlines could already be distinguished.

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

Another week of carving revealed more details in the box and its contents.

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

Here’s a photo of Randall Rosenthal hard at work with his amazing creation.

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

The artist began to play around with some colors to provide more authenticity to the box full of money. At first, it was just a stack of some pastel-colored papers.

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

The money began to appear in detail and now look real. The artist admits that it was easiest to paint on the bills on the top but he was able to meet the challenge of painting the bills below, still making them appear real!

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

The box and its contents have depth, making everything appear real from every angle. This talented artist was able to combine amazing woodworking, drawing, and painting skills to achieve the desired effect. What we could now see at this point is an old box filled with an assortment of money.

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

Photo credit: Randall Rosenthal

Here’s a closer shot of the money – you can really see the detailed work he has done on each piece!

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