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

Recently, Imgur user leroux posted online a DIY project that he did while he was bored at work. He did it basically with very few supplies and the end result is seriously awesome. Very simple, but awesome.

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

I Got Bored At Work And Turned Two Boxes Into A Realistic Looking Fireplace
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The final result: Awesome!

I Got Bored At Work And Turned Two Boxes Into A Realistic Looking Fireplace
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The final piece with some decor.

I Got Bored At Work And Turned Two Boxes Into A Realistic Looking Fireplace
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It’s amazing how people can turn something as ordinary as two boxes into something so awesome.

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