This crate is faux finished to look like it was made from old wooden planks. It is actually made of strong plywood and painted to look old. This is a classic magicians prop updated to modern prop, that is made to look old.
Called a Tip Over Chest, the chests insides appear to be empty when tipped over, but produces miracles when upright.
This chest has a fan inside that blows out confetti. An animal is put inside along with a a piece of paper. The fan blows the confetti up in the air so that it appears that the animal is ripping it to shreds. Yet with the illusion, the chest appears empty.