I was looking for a fairly inexpensive fireplace for our new apartment to make a center piece/entertainment center (mounting our TV above the fireplace) out of it for quite a while until I found this gem. For about $400, this fireplace is a steal. The high quality build of it looks amazing and assembly is a breeze. It took about 30 minutes to assemble the entire thing. The best thing about this is the finish and color, we had guests ask us if the fireplace was a part of the apartment - it blended in so perfectly with our living room that it looks as though it was meant to be there. I hardly write reviews on any products, but I was so satisfied with this purchase that I felt compelled to write a review for others in a similar situation. If you need a reassuring review for this product, or if you have any doubts about it - let it go away because you will be happy with this piece. One last thing - the flame canisters are a bit pricey, however the amount of heat it emits makes this fireplace more than decorative. It will definitely warm up a large living room, however, the canisters last about 2 hours. It's a great thing to have when the power goes out, but it will cost more than regular firewood. The ceramic "firewood" piece looks artificial, however, from a distance it looks just fine. The mantel is about the size of an actual fireplace... ample space for decorative plants, candles, etc.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly as pictured.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent, high quality frame - all parts included and intact.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate, exactly as described.