Egg carton brick firebox

by brae  

I started working on a firebox yesterday and finished bricking it today using egg carton bricks cut 5/32" tall by 3/4" wide.  This is about all I can show you of the work I did this past week during my minifest vacation.  I got a lot accomplished this week off from work.  :D

Here it is after painting, sealing and grouting.  I'll add some soot shading later on.

Egg carton bricks are just about my favorite trash-to-treasure material.  I used them on the Newport foundation.

And, I used them to make the study and living room fireplaces in the Newport.

Those are Greenleaf vinyl tiles on the outside and hearth here.

So, now you know I have a fireplace in the Spring Fling build.  Hmm...I hope I haven't given too much away.


Comment from: ascension [Visitor]
Me encanta el trabajo que has hecho con las hueveras. Yo las he utilizado para hacer paredes de piedra, pero tus paredes de ladrillos son una verdadera maravilla. besitos ascension
04/22/11 @ 15:24
Comment from: Julie [Visitor]
I love it!!! I have been contemplating using egg cartons for my fireplace too LOL I would hope showing a fireplace wouldnt give too much away? LOL
04/23/11 @ 10:19
Comment from: Kaisa [Visitor]
What a great idea to use egg carton. I've had a tiny problem with my fireplace but I think I solved now. Happy Easter to you.
04/23/11 @ 23:16
Comment from: Keli Minick [Visitor]
I was going to ask where you found room to put a fireplace, then I remembered you performed surgery on the kit. It looks great so far.
04/25/11 @ 18:51

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