What would you do if you found this sitting in your closet? But wait, look closer.. it’s not what you think it is. This is actually a block of wood that was carved and painted by master woodworker Randall Rosenthal.

Randall visualizes how he wants it to appear when he’s done, while he carves.

Randall visualizes how he wants it to appear when he’s done, while he carves.

Now you can see the flaps of the box and the stacks inside.

Now you can see the flaps of the box and the stacks inside.

He adds corrugation to the front flap and carves more of the wood from the inside.

He adds corrugation to the front flap and carves more of the wood from the inside.

And now it’s time to paint.

And now it’s time to paint.

Randall puts so much detail into the bills, it’s so believable!

Randall puts so much detail into the bills, it’s so believable!

He finished all of the stacks of bills.

He finished all of the stacks of bills.

Randall explains, “It’s hard to believe but the single greatest challenge for me is getting the cardboard right. It’s not like you can buy a tube of cardboard paint. What I do now is put on light washes of color and kind of sneak up on it till I’m happy. No one would believe how many thin coats of paint this takes.”

Randall explains, “It’s hard to believe but the single greatest challenge for me is getting the cardboard right. It’s not like you can buy a tube of cardboard paint. What I do now is put on light washes of color and kind of sneak up on it till I’m happy. No one would believe how many thin coats of paint this takes.”

Notepad with a sketch

Notepad with a sketch

Comic books

Comic books

A wooden box with a piece of paper

A wooden box with a piece of paper

An envelope filled with cash

An envelope filled with cash

Maps and travel documents

Newspapers

Notebooks with baseball cards

Notebooks with baseball cards

You have to agree this man is not only a master woodworker and painter, he is a genius! To see more of his mind-blowing work, visit his website.

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