It took me a while to convince myself that this media center with the electric fireplace would be worth spending the amount of money that it cost but I am very glad that I did. It was delivered faster than I expected which was nice. It comes in 2 boxes, one with all of the wood pieces to assemble and the second box has the electric fireplace in it. I am accustomed to assembling things on my own since I am a single mother and this unit was very easy to assemble. I was very happy to find that nothing was damaged and there were not any missing parts or pieces. It is mostly bolts, cams and cam bolts for the hardware. I did solicit the help of my 13 year old son to put the top piece on as it is much easier to handle with two people. It only took about an hour or so to put everything together including sliding the electric fireplace into its spot. The flames in the electric fireplace are nice, not cheap or sadly unrealistic like some models out there. The remote for the fireplace will control the temperature, flames, timer and back-lighting which is also nice. This piece is beautiful, it holds a 62" flat screen TV perfectly and it just brings everything together perfectly.
This product is absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately the top of the console was damaged (although the box wasn't). Overstock is looking into replacing that piece. It's a good quality product, although I think the price is a little high (although I still purcahed it because it fits perfectly in our cold family room). Heater works great! The heater has different heat settings. There are also 3 or 4 flame light settings, so you can dim it or turn it off completely).
Styling of the product is great. Instructions were simple to follow. Some minor damage to the creases of the product appears from heat/ cold change in temperature from delivery glued ends separated. No dents or dings. Nice finish , we chose black. Fireplace works well but definitely make more noise that other electrical fireplaces I have seen and used from biz stores. Sounds like a convection oven with a humm sound only when the heat function is turned on. Fireplace looks real. A little narrow as a window when compared to the overall size but looks and works well. Remote is easy to use. Although not solid hardwood.. The dense fiberboards are very "dense" hence the top and bottom of the unit is heavy. Overall would recommend. Lot of compliments from house guest this far. For the price I got it for on sale- well worth the money... Wouldn't recommend this unit at full price or anything close to it. 600-800 appears reasonable.
Item arrived damaged, I noticed several chips and nicks will putting it together. One chip was bad.. Right on the front of the unit, I will call the manufacturing company to see what can be done about that. Other than that this item is great
I have only had this put together and using for about a week. The electric heat works awesome. We put this unit in our basement where it is pretty cold. If you turn the heat all the way up you can feel it cranking out a ton of heat if you stick your hand up close to it. The glass does not get hot and it has a remote control. Timer works good too. The unit itself looked great, no scratches and no marks. Easy to put together and solid. I would definitely recommend this to someone who is looking for an electric fireplace. The flames do not look real, but I don't think that any of them do. We did not have an option to put in a gas fireplace so I was looking at electric. As far as the electric fireplaces go it looks fabulous.
I've been skeptical at ordering on-line purchases; up till now. I am very pleased with the product, and the delivery was as outlined without any problems with the product. The piece was packaged very diligently, and received without damage. Call me a happy camper.....