After reading the reviews, I was so excited to receive this piece. Once put together (after two hours with two people) the top of the mantel is clearly created from three different pieces of wood. The cracks are visibly wide hence it appears extremely cheap. I would take it back but I would only get refunded if it's put back into both boxes perfectly which is impossible.
This was pretty easy to assemble, done mostly without assistance and I am not an expert. The end result is very attractive piece. The fire looks "real" for an electric fireplace that adds the mood in the room. Haven't used the heater part yet. Happy with the purchase.
We don't have a fireplace nor a large living area so this corner fireplace was perfect! The fireplace looks exactly like the photo.The fireplace has different display settings so that was a nice. It definitely produces heat depending on the temperature you set it too which is cool especially for small spaces.