Asked on Sep 29, 2017

I want to create a faux fireplace in entertainment center, any ideas?

Mar12636992DaleSharji
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Yes it is upside down. (Grandkids used to get to wires and other stuff when it was right side up) I don't have a tv so it's just there. Not pretty but I see potential. Please help.
q i want to create a faux fireplace in entertainment center any ideas
Upside down but has pote
5 answers
  • Sandra Allen
    on Sep 29, 2017

    I have sat right next to an electric heater and it didn't give off much heat except on the front behind the glass door. You might want to take the dimensions and look on line for electric heaters that would fit. If it's just a faux fireplace you are trying to create and don't need the heat, this might help.

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  • Norma W
    on Sep 30, 2017

    You can purchase a candelabra heater from qvc, search duraflame on their website. The heat comes out the front and the candles can be used for light all year round without the heat. If you prefer they also have the faux log look too. Can be placed against the back wall with no worry about the unit getting hot. You can finish off the walls with faux bricks or even pieces of paneling. I have one in an unused fireplace and I love it, it heats a large sunroom that has no other heat source all winter.
  • Sharji
    on Sep 30, 2017

    These are both great ideas. Just be sure to know your purpose and restrictions before you start shopping. If you're just after the look and sound of a fireplace and not the heat, look for only that type of insert. If you want heat, look and sound, make sure you research the constraints of your wood (?) entertainment center and the heat generated out the back, top and sides of each insert you're considering. And make sure the electrical circuit you're planning to use has the capacity to allow the use of the insert at it's highest demand, and that everything else on the circuit can still work. I recommend a separate circuit for heaters. This is a very simple plug and play project as long as you look out for the gotchas. I plan to do the same thing in my craft room, but have to rearrange the shelving in order to place the fireplace insert in an area that is not right over an HVAC vent. There's always something! Good luck.
  • Mar12636992
    on Sep 30, 2017

    I like your proposed idea. We tore out our ugly fireplace, closed the wall up and purchased an electric fireplace that attaches to the wall. It is actually a heater with very realistic flames that sit on sand. Exactly like you see in hotels and restarants. We purchased it new from a fireplace shop, the brand was Dimplex.
    We did this for atmosphere and it does heat our living room enough to take the chill off in the fall and spring when you don't really need the furnace.

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