Barnwood Electric Fireplace – 8 Things You Want to Know

Create a stunning focal point in any room with this barnwood electric fireplace plus TV console unit from Altra Furniture. Not only can it heat an entire room, it can hold a flat screen TV as well.

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You don’t have to drill or cut any holes into your wall to hang your television or install a fireplace insert. This project is as easy as assembling the console and plugging in the fireplace.

Surprisingly, this entire unit only costs about $300! Get Heat, extra storage and lots of style with minimal effort. You don’t have to have decorating skills or know what good design looks like to add designer style to your living room, family room, home office or bedroom.

But Do These Electric Fireplace Flames Look Realistic?

The video below shows how to operate the AltraFlame 23″ insert that comes in the barnwood electric fireplace. (Plus, many of their other models.) You can also see how the flames look at the different settings.

Answers to Questions About the Altra Furniture Electric Fireplace:

1. Heat or No Heat. You can run the unit with or without heat. In fact, you can even set up and use the console without installing the fireplace insert.

2. The Flames Flicker. The unit has 4 different levels of “flickering flames” from low to high. Plus, you can also adjust the brightness of the “burning” logs and embers too.

3. Plug it In! This fireplace plugs into a regular wall outlet. You don’t have to hard wire it.

Electric Fireplace TV Console Shelves with Storage Space4. Quiet Fan. When the heater runs, you can hear the sound of the fan blower. However, it is barely noticeable.

5. It Has a Timer. These models do include a timer function, so you can set the fireplace to run for a set period of time if you want.

6. Worry Less About Your Kids and Pets. The front of the fireplace is not hot to the touch and is safe around kids and pets.

7. Cable Holes. The console has holes built-in to the back of the unit to run cables discreetly.

8. Well-Designed Storage Too. Yes, the side cabinets have shelves.

Altra Furniture provides an assembly instruction manual online that you can download. It includes helpful diagrams that walk you through the 16-step assembly process. However, some people might find it easier to watch a video explaining the construction process.

Check out the video below for visual instructions on putting the electric fireplace console together. You only need 3 tools: a phillips head screwdriver, a flathead screwdriver and a hammer. No power tools are needed.

Customers say that the assembly process usually takes between 1 and 3 hours. Those with 2 people working on the project finished significantly faster than people working alone. Something to consider before starting…

Decision Time: 2 Sizes and 2 Colors to Choose From

2 Colors of the Barnwood Electric Fireplace TV Console Unit: Heritage Pine and Heritage Light Pine

First of all, you get 2 color/finish options: Heritage Pine or Heritage Light Pine. Both feature a rustic, weathered wood look, but one is darker than the other.

Second, this TV console/electric fireplace unit comes in 2 different sizes: the 50″ and the 60″. As you can see, the main differences are the width of the unit and the weight capacity. In addition, you get less storage space with the smaller unit, since the size of the fireplace insert stays the same.

The 50″ model can fit a 50″ TV on top weighing up to 55 lbs. Dimensions measure 15.7 x 47.7″ wide x 29.4″ tall x 15.7″.

The 60″ console can fit a 60″ TV on top weighing up to 95 lbs. Dimensions measure
15.7 x 59.6″ wide x 29.4″ tall x 15.7″ deep.

Barnwood Electric Fireplace Specs:

    Close up of Faux Wood Grain Finish on Barnwood Electric Fireplace TV Console Unit

  • Material: Laminated Particleboard/MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard), Metal Frame Firebox Insert
  • Power: 120 Volts/ 1,500 Watts
  • Heat Output: 4,7000 BTU’s
  • Heating Capacity: Can Heat 400 square feet
  • Temperature Range: 72° to 82°
  • LED Lamp Life: 50,000 Hours
  • Assembly Required
  • Package Includes Remote Control for Flames, Heat
  • Model #: 1795096COM
  • Get the Fireplace Here


Tennyson Electric Fireplace with Bookcase – a Good Deal?

Tennyson Electric Fireplace with Bookcase in 4 Colors
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The Tennyson is an elegant electric fireplace with bookcases on either side. It is more substantial than a recessed model or a version with just a plain mantel. If you are looking to decorate a large or empty wall, the Tennyson fireplace can be a great fit.

Intricate Molding of the Tennyson Electric Fireplace with BookcaseAlthough this portable unit costs less than $600, it features intricate traditional carvings and moldings throughout. It appears more expensive than it costs. Plus, its timeless design adds even more value because it never goes out of style.

On top of that, time flickering flames are pretty realistic along with the glowing (and pulsating) embers. I think the interior brick backdrop adds a nice touch as well.

The Electric Fireplace with Bookcase Offers Lots of Functionality…

The bookshelves provide extra storage for books, DVDs and other decorative items. Furthermore, the mantel can hold a flat screen TV (up to 85 lbs) above the firebox. It is very functional without taking up much floor space.

In addition to the storage features, the Tennyson can also heat up to 400 square feet of space. It is perfect for a large family room, living room or even small cottage.

It comes with a remote control, which adjusts the flame level, heat and glow of the embers. Plus, you can use it to turn on the timer. Check out the video below:

Save Money with an Electric Fireplace…

1. LED Bulbs:

Similar to other electric fireplaces, you can turn on the flames without turning on the heat. If you want to enjoy the ambiance of flickering flames without paying for heat, you can!

Without heat, the only energy you are using is that which powers the LED bulbs, and this is very, very cheap (pennies per hour). This is a great feature that you can’t get with gas or gel models, pellet stoves or wood burning fireplaces. It’s a great way to save money.

2. Easy Installation:

Another great cost savings that comes with these fireplaces is that they don’t require special installation or permits. Simply assemble it and plug it in to the wall.

You don’t need venting, a gas line or a chimney. Electric units provide a cheap and simple way to renovate your home without having to hire a contractor or pay thousands of dollar for a remodel.

Tennyson Electric Fireplace Specs:

  • Dimensions: 70.2″ wide x 14″ deep x 42.2″ tall
  • Weight: 65 lbs
  • Supports TV up to 68.25″ wide and 85 lbs
  • 6 fixed bookshelves support up to 15 lbs each
  • Comes in 4 colors: ivory, espresso, glazed pine, mahogany
  • Includes 6′ long power cord, plugs into regular wall outlet
  • Heating/Power: 120V/60Hz, 1500W, 12.5 Amps
  • Some Assembly Required
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