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 fireplace its absolutely gorgeous and very well made. It adds a touch of warmth to our contemporary living room and not to mention how elegant and stylish our living room looks. The instructions were very clear to follow and it took my husband about 2 hours to assemble everything.
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.