We can only guess how much the gold and silver used in the Tabernacle would be worth in modern monetary terms. There were two main people who God help up to supervise and build the Tabernacle. God is the potter and we are the clay and He chose these men to fulfill this honor.
This is a repetition of the previous chapter about the design of the הַמִּשְׁכָּן ha-Mishkan (Strong’s lexicon No. H4908, the Tabernacle). It doesn’t emphasize the size or measurements of the Tabernacle, but the finer details. These chapters are all about the work or nonwork in the context of building God’s Tabernacle.
In Exodus 31, we meet the two men (beside Moses) whose work and talent were used to make the Tabernacle which began as the “pattern shown on the Mountain” a living, functional reality.
However, he gives them a reminder that they are still supposed to keep the Sabbath, no exceptions. They can’t break the Sabbath, even for the sake of building the Tabernacle or they will be “cut off from their people.”