Fortnite – Box Basher Axe

Fortnite Box Basher Axe

So we are all stuck at home during the UK Covid-19 lock-down and William asks if we can make a Box Basher Fortnite Axe out of some cardboard boxes and tubes we have in the garage.

As you can see from the image, its fairly basic.

However its clearly a virtual part and thus not realistic in its construction as we find out.

Box Basher Axe equipment


  • Cardboard box or 2
  • 2 x Sturdy cardboard tubes
  • Duck Tape
  • Bubble wrap
  • Tape measure
  • Straight edge
  • Craft Knife
  • Scissors


Box Basher Axe - Box cutting

We only had one decent cardboard box that would be the correct size if split into two.

Marking up the center of the box we split it into two.

This box already had the Fragile stickers applied so we decide that these were a good substitute for the markings on the original.

Placing the two cardboard boxes into position for sizing we then cut the cross beam tube to the correct length, ensuring each end reached to the bottom of the cardboard boxes.

Making the main shaft and cross beam wasn’t difficult but we had to ensure the shaft had enough sticking out of the top when in its final position to adequately replicate the original.

Getting the tape to look exactly like the computer generated image is impossible as its clearly not going to hold the two together properly so we taped it the best we could and then applied some finishing wraps to neaten the effect up.

Box Basher Axe - Internal support

The difficult bit is attaching the cross beam to the boxes. There is nothing to support them, a butt joint between the tube of the cross beam and the boxes wasn’t going to do the trick.

Luckily I noticed the inner fold of cardboard in the box, pulling this down and cutting a slot in it the width of the tube, not removing the tab that is left, allowed for a very effective support.

The card folds down over the tube and the tab left from cutting the slot is perfect for wrapping tape around it and the tube holding everything firm.

Finishing touches

This is done with some duck tape in strategic places on the axe shaft and over the edges of the boxes just as on the original.

What we didn’t have any bubble wrap to complete the effect, this will have to be applied later when I can get some (good excuse for me to buy something online).

Have a look at the other fortnight props we have made

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