Beautiful, Beautiful Gel fireplace the flames last four hours and heated up the room, very cozy feel
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? the color on fireplace was actually white
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The gel fire place looks so beautiful and homey feel
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? The site was very accurate on description I will recommend
This product looks lovely in the photographs, but it is not what I would call a well-made piece of equipment. I contacted the folks at Ashley before buying & was told it was made of pine. Although pine isn't the bed type of wood out there, it's easy to paint so I made my decision on the basis that I could paint this item a different color at some point if I want. Well, it's engineered or manufactured "fake" wood - which is super cheap & easy to chip/shred. One of the pieces had a chunk of pain missing from it the size of a dime, so now I need to go out & try to find some matching white paint, which as you know, is never easy. The screws use allen keys - and at one piont, I had to unscrew 2 of them, and couldnt - the allen key stripped the screw. Also, they did not provide me with enough screws or washers, so that required a separate trip to the hardware store. It was not easy to put together - took me about 4 hours. For $XXX, we should get real wood & all the screws/washers we need. I can't imagine the hassle it would be to pack this up & return it. The cost would be prohibitive. So, I'll probably hang onto it for a few years - then buy an actual antique wooden mantel and use the fireplace insert for it. My friend bought a gorgeous fireplace on XXX for less money - and it was 100% mahogany. Too bad I couldn't get that one.
I so love this fireplace! I had a "hearth" built, about 12 in. in height, and tiled on top to make it look even more authentic. It is about 6 inches bigger around than the base of the fireplace, clad in white beadboard. I love the gel fuel option. You can have a little fire, a bigger fire, no muss, no fuss!
received the fire place in a flat box... it took quiet a while for me to put together. ..someone with carpenter skills would not be a problem or take so long...I had a carpenter build a hearth around the bottom and attach the fireplace to the wall it looks nice.. i am getting ready to order another one for my granddaughters tree house
This was a great product. We didn't want the expense of putting in a gas or wood fireplace, and this being portable means we have more than one option to place it in. I can move the fireplace as I change the rooms decoration. May be back for a second one, if I can decide where another one will fit in the house.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Looked like the color in the picture.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Easy to put together and sturdy.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Description matched the product.