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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Outdoor Electric Fireplace – How Can You Install One?

Outdoor Electric Fireplace

Yes, You Can Have an Outdoor Electric Fireplace!

While most electric fireplaces are designed for indoor use only, you can use the Sideline Touchstone 80017 indoors or out. (By the way, 2 other options are the Amantii Fireplace and the Nova Indoor-Outdoor electric fireplace.)

Touchstone specifically created this unit for customers who want an outdoor fireplace option for their patio or porch. It comes with a ground fault plug and is water resistant.

Flame Colors and Settings on Outdoor Electric FireplaceIn addition, you can mount it high on a wall. Therefore it stays clear of any groundwater. Hang it on outer walls made of stucco, brick, siding or stone. Wall mounting brackets come with the package.

Due to its shorter height and lighter weight, you can hang it more easily. That said, this 50″ long fireplace makes a big impact on a space because of its sizable length.

Bonus Features Make Your Outdoor Electric Fireplace Easy to Use…

Similar to indoor-only models, this outdoor electric fireplace comes with a handy remote control unit. Turn on your patio fireplace from inside the house or across the porch

It also features a convenient automatic timer system. Therefore, you can have your flames turn off in 30 minutes, 7 1/2 hours or anywhere in between.

These nice bonus features make this model really easy to use. Not to mention, you feel like your outdoor living room is part of the house.

Downside of the Touchstone Outdoor Electric Fireplace

Unlike gas or wood burning fire pits, this wall unit does not put out heat. The flames provide ambiance and some light, but don’t expect to get warm sitting next to it.

However, the advantage to having a non-heat producing electric fireplace is that it is super cheap to operate. It also costs less to buy than a traditional outdoor fireplace. Plus, you don’t have to continually replace the gas tank or clean out ashes. Stick that in your back pocket!

See how the multi-color flames look in this 30-second video clip. Although it may not look identical to a wood-burning fire, consider the fact that you probably will not be standing right up close to it to notice. =)


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Touchstone 80017 Indoor/Outdoor Electric Fireplace Specs:

  • Dimensions: 6 x 50″ Wide x 18″ Tall X 6″ Deep
  • Fire Box Dimensions (for recessing): 47.6″ Wide x 16.75″ Tall x 5.25″ Deep
  • Frame Color: Black
  • Weight: 45 lbs
  • Voltage: 120V
  • Amperes: 11 and up
  • Flame Colors: Blue, Red/Orange, Combination of All 3 Colors
  • Flame Settings: 5 Levels, from high flames to glowing embers
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Touchstone 80017 Electric Fireplace Dimensions
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