Electric Fireplace and Entertainment Centre

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Project by JADobson posted 08-16-2012 02:40 PM 1586 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After looking at similar units in furniture stores I decided that I could build this for much cheaper. It is built entirely out of oak plywood and a few oak planks. The fireplace is an electric firebox that I got on sale at Canadian Tire. The unit has been stained espresso with three coats of semi-gloss polyurethane. I’m not sure why there are such great variations in the colour of the pieces of wood in the photos. In real life the colours all match very nicely, maybe something to do with the way the flash reflects off of different types of wood. If I were to build this over again I think I would make a thicker top for it with more decorated edges, the 3/4” ply seems pretty thin sitting all alone up there like that. Comments (good or bad) are welcome.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#1 posted 08-17-2012 02:51 AM

I’ve thought the same thing for sooo long! Only reason I haven’t made one of these yet, or bought the fireplace, is that it’s too stinking hot out right now to even think about working on something that will make heat, haha. Very nice though, functional! Love it.

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#2 posted 08-17-2012 03:07 AM

Thanks. The firebox that I got for it has a no heat setting that just makes the flames. You can also turn on the heat separately. For some reason though I always feel hotter when its on though. Placebo effect I guess.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#3 posted 01-28-2015 11:37 AM

This is very nice. The back burner of my brain has a project similar I hope to get to one o these days.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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