Very nice media stand
The first thing that stands out is quality of the wood. The oak finish is very nice. It is a dark oak finish. The overall construction of the unit is very solid and heavy duty. It was pretty easy to put together overall. The door however did not go on very easy there were pin holes indicating where to hang the door, holes were not correct and the door did not line up properly so the door does not sit flush when closed. The refrigerator that came with it is nice it can be used in the unit or kept
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out if you don't wan't it in there and it just gives you extra storage. It is a very heavy unit so I would recommend building it where you plan on putting it so you don't have to move it far.
The fire place is nice as well. It is not very deep but it looks good when it is on (better on than off). The thermostat works well and it puts out nice heat. There are 6 settings for the flame not a huge difference between them but it does get dimmer. The heater/fan is pretty quiet which is nice. The remote control works very well and controls the unit from a nice distance. Overall I like the fact that the stand works and looks good with the fire place and refrigerator or with out (no skimping on the finish) same quality inside and out.
Great value media fireplace
If you're looking for a media fireplace and don't need a lot of space for components, this has some nice bells and whistles. Fairly easy to put together, but definitely recommend two people. I wanted something that would fill the space under the TV. We hard wired all the components through the walls and ceiling to a central location so the need for a lot of space for stuff wasn't necessary.
You can't beat the price, and it is solid. The refrigerator came as a nice perk. Fits about 2 six packs of
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12oz beer bottles. Fireplace puts out some generous heat, which has come in handy for the location in the basement.
The sale price is uncomparable. If you're looking for a media fireplace, you won't go wrong with this one.
The Good: Assembly was very straightforward for this piece of furniture. Instructions for the most part were very clear and extra hardware was included. The piece looks great when finished, the quality of the wood and stain was pleasing, and the fireplace looks GREAT. The heat provided is very nice, and we use it more than expected. Remote control, timer, and thermostat functionality are great additions.
The Bad: Installing the refrigerator was the most difficult part, and the screws to hold
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the fridge door hinges were of very low quality. I snapped off two of the screw heads just hand-tightening them, and had to search for replacements. Aside from those two frustrations, assembly was cake.
The furniture is shipped (presumably straight from China) using the absolute lowest grade cardboard and Styrofoam materials. It took over an hour to get all the components unpacked, and a mountain of waste material remained (see photo). I can still find static-cling bits of Styrofoam inside my house, remnants from this assembly over a month ago.
As far as noise goes, yes, you can hear both the fridge and the fireplace when they are operating in a silent room. It's not enough to be troublesome, but you will hear them both in a very quiet setting.
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