Brick of Money

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The goal of this project is to design a desk ornament that is a conversation piece.

There are 3 aspects to this product:

1: The foundation: A rectangle of solid metal. Should have an expensive high end look. A bar of silver is the only thing I can think of as an example foundation.
However, I am going for more of a brushed nickel look.

2: The casing that sits on top of the medal foundation. This casing is either made of glass or plastic and will be glued to the medal foundation.

3. $500 in one dollar bills will be inside the glass casing.

The attached image is not high end looking but should give you a basic idea of the kind of product we are looking to develop.
Metal foundation dimensions:

Height: 1 Inch

Length: 6.5 Inches (estimated)
6.14 Inches is the length of US currency. The width of the foundation will need to be slightly longer to account for the thickness of the glass/plastic casing.

Depth: 3.5 Inches (estimated)
US currency is .0043 inches thick so 500 bills would equal 2.15 Inches. However, we need to account for currency straps every 100 bills as well as the thickness of the glass/plastic casing. There will be a one inch lip on the front of the medal foundation where a name or job title can be engraved.

Glass or plastic casing:

Length: 6.14Inches

Height: 2.61 inches

Width: 2.15 Inches
Don't Wants:
Please consider that this is a decorative item that will likely live in executive offices. The foundation is going to be solid metal and weigh around 4 LB. This product should look expensive but classy. Nothing cheap looking please.
  1. I do not know enough about the industry to be able to define what software should be used.
  2. Trimble SketchUp (Google)
  3. SolidWorks
  4. AutoCAD


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1st Winner
#8 Desk Ornaments by John Paulo
Sep 17, 2016 2:18
#40 Desk Ornament by Bail Suresh
Oct 6, 2016 15:29
#48 Halph A. Grandt's brick of money by DaBu
Oct 9, 2016 11:45
#47 Executive Office Accesorie by Joyce Linares
Oct 9, 2016 4:59
#46 Executive Office Accesorie by Joyce Linares
Oct 9, 2016 4:27
#45 Cheesy Award by Decker
Oct 8, 2016 21:30
#44 Big Chief Award by Decker
Oct 8, 2016 17:09
#43 Brick of Money by BumiGanesha
Oct 8, 2016 7:27
#41 My First Try by BumiGanesha
Oct 7, 2016 18:12
#39 MONEY_BRICK_FERCAS_041016 by Fercas
Oct 5, 2016 3:28
#37 Glass fortress by Batmario
Oct 3, 2016 13:57
#36 Glass Bank by Batmario
Oct 1, 2016 20:40
#35 Money Box by Sergiu.Nasta
Sep 30, 2016 15:23
#34 Money Case 3 by ;lzsvpja-] bja]=
Sep 29, 2016 3:23
#32 Brick of Money vol4 by Michael Dimou
Sep 27, 2016 13:31
#52 Halph A. Grandt's brick of money by DaBu
Oct 10, 2016 19:31
#53 Brick of money by SaketCad
Oct 10, 2016 19:42
#54 Money Case Design by ;lzsvpja-] bja]=
Oct 11, 2016 22:35
#55 Brick of Money by Indrawan
Oct 12, 2016 4:32
#56 Brick of Money by Joel K.
Oct 13, 2016 19:10
#58 CNC engraved Money Case by Sophon Designs
Oct 15, 2016 14:38
#60 Brick of Money vol5 by Michael Dimou
Oct 16, 2016 17:54
#18 Brick of Money 1 by kriomant
Sep 20, 2016 4:46
#2 Brick of Money_Artificalis by Artificalis
Sep 16, 2016 9:16
#3 Brick of Money by Aminegn
Sep 16, 2016 13:29
Sep 16, 2016 16:19
Sep 16, 2016 20:02
#6 Money Case by ;lzsvpja-] bja]=
Sep 16, 2016 22:10
#7 Brick of Money by Aminegn
Sep 17, 2016 1:27
#9 Money Case 1 by ;lzsvpja-] bja]=
Sep 17, 2016 4:23
Sep 17, 2016 8:46
#11 Revise Desk Ornaments by John Paulo
Sep 17, 2016 8:48
#12 Brick of Money V-Z by REDA
Sep 17, 2016 10:34
#13 Brick of Money by Aminegn
Sep 17, 2016 16:44
#14 Money Case 2 by ;lzsvpja-] bja]=
Sep 17, 2016 17:57
#15 500 BUCKS by Adam
Sep 18, 2016 3:21
#16 Brick of Money_Artificalis V2 by Artificalis
Sep 19, 2016 6:47
#17 Desk Ornaments 2 by John Paulo
Sep 20, 2016 0:30
#33 Brick of Money vol5 by Michael Dimou
Sep 27, 2016 13:31




Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:01:49 +0000

I like this idea. From a manufacturing standpoint this might be the best route. Can you show me some additional designs for the base?



Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:10:50 +0000
hi josch

is there any particular size (thickness) decided for glass/plastic casing. if it is let me know,so that the deign could be more compact and as per your dimensions.

and what process are you going to use for manufacturing this metal foundation. Are you going to get it machined out of casting or will directly opt for casting?



Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:36:14 +0000
Just so everyone knows. The money should not be accessible. It is a decorative item that has no point of entry.



Sat, 17 Sep 2016 08:05:35 +0000

number 6 had the idea of sinking the casing into the foundation so the glue is hidden. Try that with yours. I really like the simplicity of your design.



Sat, 17 Sep 2016 07:58:10 +0000

Not crazy about the foundation. Maybe try something more simple like number 8 did but have it sunk in so that it is easily glue-able. The bar over the top is not what I am looking for.



Sat, 17 Sep 2016 03:36:50 +0000

I think the idea of sitting the casing inside the foundation is a great idea from a manufacturing standpoint. Could you provide some other options with the foundation? I need more space for name engraving.



Fri, 16 Sep 2016 18:49:30 +0000




Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:04:34 +0000
Hi jochs,

Okay I will make the glass little thinner and remove bottom glass. You means the top foundation must be same size with the glass but extend on the front foundation? I will submit as soon as possible.



Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:53:03 +0000

Make the glass a little thinner
Take away the bottom glass so that the money sits directly on the medal foundation
Make the foundation flush to the casing on all sides but extend the front. I would like to see what it looks like to have the front of the foundation extended out a little because we are going to be engraving peoples names on the front of the foundation.

Don't use five hundred dollar bills.

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