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It”s great to see people take old or useless things and turn them into something awesome. More often than not, when you look at something and think it”s useless, someone out there will see some serious potential. The results of projects made from seemingly worthless or ordinary items can be pretty incredible. You”d never expect something so boring to become beautiful.

One man with a passion for creating things decided to use an old fire hydrant to make something amazing.

Not a lot to do with an old fire hydrant besides throw it out, right? Wrong.

Not a lot to do with an old fire hydrant besides throw it out, right? Wrong.

This guy decided he was going to use the fire hydrant to design an awesome custom table.

This guy decided he was going to use the fire hydrant to design an awesome custom table.

It would, as a fire hydrant should be, firefighter themed. Here you can see his penciled-in outline of a Maltese Cross, the symbol used by fire departments.

It would, as a fire hydrant should be, firefighter themed. Here you can see his penciled-in outline of a Maltese Cross, the symbol used by fire departments.

Of course, the fire hydrant had to be paint the traditional fire-engine red. It just wouldn”t be the same if it were any other color.

Of course, the fire hydrant had to be paint the traditional fire-engine red. It just wouldn

He poured epoxy on the table to finish the surface.

He poured epoxy on the table to finish the surface.

But, DIYs can come with speed bumps…

But, DIYs can come with speed bumps...

After a week, the epoxy still hadn”t fully dried. He had to chip and sand it all off and start the process over again.

Once he removed the epoxy and the layer of the original stain, he decided to try something different. He gave the table a unique look by carefully burning it.

Once he removed the epoxy and the layer of the original stain, he decided to try something different. He gave the table a unique look by carefully burning it.

For a slightly improvised design, this method of coloring the wood came out remarkably well.

For a slightly improvised design, this method of coloring the wood came out remarkably well.

And here”s the final product – an awesome fire hydrant table.

And here

(via Reddit)

Before you decide to bring something to the dump, take a minute and see if you can do something creative with it. The results could be pretty cool.

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