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J187 12-08-2010 05:37 PM

Electric Fireplace built into the wall
 
I really wanted to add an electric fireplace to my family room, both for ambiance and for the additional heat. I had two obstacles... one a VERY small budget for this project. Two, almost NO good spot to put one.

I was looking at something like this:

http://images.lowes.com/product/conv...68069903lg.jpg

Afterall, there was literally no space to put one. SO I came up with an idea...

I went to the clearance center of a local furniture store and bought a fireplace with a heavily damaged mantel for $90! I removed the firebox, made some small modifications to it, and inserted it into the partition wall between my family room and laundry room. I drywalled tightly around it. It works perfectly, looks spectacular and synched right up to my universal remote!


The picture DEFINITELY does not do it justice.



http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y15...eplaceWall.jpg

MagicalHome 12-08-2010 09:22 PM

A fireplace behind a sofa? I find it awkward. Just my opinion. :whistling2:

J187 12-09-2010 08:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MagicalHome (Post 548293)
A fireplace behind a sofa? I find it awkward. Just my opinion. :whistling2:

It's above the sofa, as if it's hanging on the wall. I don't really see what's awkward at all, I respect your opinion, but to me it looks like a picture hanging on the wall, only it's active and provides heat. I had a party on Saturday night, and probably could've taken a dozen orders to build more. Again, I respect that you dislike it, but I don't really see what could be awkward about it...



http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:H...-ideas.jpg&t=1

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:_...screen.jpg&t=1

MagicalHome 12-10-2010 01:38 AM

It's electric, so I guess, it's okay. The two pictures looks nice, though. I guess it's not awkward after all.

Quote:

The picture DEFINITELY does not do it justice.
I believe so.

gilbo125 03-24-2011 04:00 PM

How deep was the fireplace after you removed the mantle, etc...?


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