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I Got Bored At Work And Turned Two Boxes Into A Realistic Looking Fireplace

Recently, a Reddit user posted online a DIY project that he did. He did it basically with very few supplies and the end result is seriously awesome.

I Got Bored At Work And Turned Two Boxes Into A Realistic Looking Fireplace

He started with just two Uhaul Sport Utility Boxes that were 15″x15″x48″.

I Got Bored At Work And Turned Two Boxes Into A Realistic Looking Fireplace

He then used white latex paint for the “wood” and “Boston Brick” for the bricks. After it was dry, he sponge painted the bricks.

I Got Bored At Work And Turned Two Boxes Into A Realistic Looking Fireplace

He then used an opened up a 3rd box (same size as the previous two) to make the front and back section.

I Got Bored At Work And Turned Two Boxes Into A Realistic Looking Fireplace

Here is what it looks like so far with two boxes closed and one open. He also used a couple 24″x16″x24″ boxes for the back, floor, log rack and logs.

I Got Bored At Work And Turned Two Boxes Into A Realistic Looking Fireplace

He used 3/4″ white pine and trimmed it for the mantle. He secured it with just some liquid nails.

I Got Bored At Work And Turned Two Boxes Into A Realistic Looking Fireplace

He only used cardboard and hot glue to make the side rails and cross supports.

I Got Bored At Work And Turned Two Boxes Into A Realistic Looking Fireplace

Time for the logs. He just rolled up cardboard and then unrolled them at which he then gave them cuts. Afterwards, he spray painted it black for a charcoal look.

I Got Bored At Work And Turned Two Boxes Into A Realistic Looking Fireplace

After cutting slits about 1″ wide, he taped them together and fed Christmas lights through.

I Got Bored At Work And Turned Two Boxes Into A Realistic Looking Fireplace
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I Got Bored At Work And Turned Two Boxes Into A Realistic Looking Fireplace
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The final result of the logs look pretty realistic.

I Got Bored At Work And Turned Two Boxes Into A Realistic Looking Fireplace

The final result: Awesome!

I Got Bored At Work And Turned Two Boxes Into A Realistic Looking Fireplace

The final piece with some decor.

It’s amazing how people can turn something as ordinary as two boxes into something so awesome.

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