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|Recommended TV Type: Flat Screen||Product Type: TV stand|
|Design: Console||Gloss Finish: Yes|
|Frame Material: Manufactured wood||Number of Items Included: 1|
|Style: Traditional||Exterior Shelves: Yes|
|Drawers Included: No||Cabinets Included: No|
|Hardware Finish: Stainless steel hardware||Wheels Included: No|
|Accommodates Fireplace: Yes||Fireplace Included: Yes|
|Lighted: No||Media Storage: No|
|Cable Management: Yes||Remote Control Included: Yes|
|Battery Operated: Yes||Weight Capacity: 100 Pounds|
|Commercial Use: Yes||Lift Mechanism: No|
|Expandable: No||Swivel Base: No|
|Integrated Mount: No||Hardware Material: Stainless steel|
|Non-Toxic: Yes||Product Care: Dust with dry cloth|
|Country of Manufacture: China|
|Assembly Required: Yes||Additional Parts Required: No|
|Product Warranty: 90 day warranty on mantel, 1 year warranty on electric firebox.|
|CARB Compliant: Yes|
Stacy from Reading, PA – Verified Buyer
This piece looks even better in person! I cant tell you just how much everyone who sees it, is stunned with how gorgeous it really is. I needed to buy a larger length media stand to accommodate my new 60 tv, and came across the idea of fireplace media centers. Since I do not have a working fireplace, I was intrigued and began searching for something that would fit the tv and my decor. This unit comes in black and dark walnut, which I chose. It is a deep, rich color. Although it seems very traditional, it meshed with my ecclectic, African Savanna themed room to give the room a majestic presence. The real flame has varying levels of intensity and provides an optimal glow under the tv that doesnt distract from viewing, in fact it adds to the pleasure of watching of tv so much that I find myself distracted from watching the program to watching the fire. I have not had a need as of yet, to turn on the heat for a full evening, but I did initially try it out and it seems to heat up quickly and provide a nice warmth. I arranged the two shelving units with a very small top shelf on either side to hold my cablebox and blue-ray player. By doing so, it gives the impression that the unit was custom made. This is one beautiful piece. On a scale of 1-10, this rates a 100! One downside The remote has a very high-pitch beep that scares my dog to death, so I make sure the dog is out of the room or out of the house before turning it off and on.
Great piece of furniture
Mark from Naperville, IL – Verified Buyer
I bought this item on May 13th in the dark walnut finish. I bought it to replace a large entertainment unit of the same length that was also much taller. This unit fits perfectly in the same spot. The product came in two separate deliveries, with the fireplace insert arriving first. I'm not using the item as a TV stand. Instead, I use it hold a bookshelf stereo system, some books and other items. Assembly for me was completed in just under 2 hours from the time I opened the largest box. Directions were easy to follow and I was able to complete the set-up unassisted. The TV stand did not have pre-drilled holes for securing the fireplace insert to the rear of the unit. I have my own drill, so that was not huge disappointment for me. I waffled back and forth between the dark walnut finish and the black finish, based upon my decor. I'm very satisfied with the dark walnut finish and also found two floating shelves at a big box home improvement store that match the TV stand perfectly. I'm very satisfied with look and appearance of the flame in the fireplace. It's a great addition to my living space.
Margaret from Simpsonville, SC – Verified Buyer
Very pretty with an electric flame that, while not realistic to a real fire, is very nice and provides the atmosphere of a fire without the trouble of burning wood. A bit of work to put together, but my husband and I accomplished it in about an hour with no problems. Needed to use a sharpie to color in a seam where two pieces went together and showed white, but otherwise a very nice piece of furniture. Measure your components before ordering to make sure they will fit in the side shelves. Our cable box and DVD barely fit, but the Bose does not, so must sit on top.
Beautiful and easy to assemble
Sara from Saint Louis, MO – Verified Buyer
This is a great piece of furniture. We ordered the white finish and our first shipment arrived damaged but Wayfair sent out a complete replacement no problem that arrived in much better condition. The piece was chipped in one area but you have to be looking for the paint chip to actually notice it and it wasn't enough for us call for a replacement piece. The assembly was a breeze once we located the directions online - our box didn't have any instructions - in case this happens to you, go to this link https://www.realflame.com/pdf/G1200-Fresno-Bilingual-JW-8.12.11.pdf My mom and I put this together in about an hour, although one person could do it on their own. The firebox is beautiful and looks like it will put out a nice amount of heat - being that it is summer we didn't test out that feature just yet. The shelves are adjustable but are a little narrower that I thought they would be, our old DVD/VCR combo was too big to fit but we'll just swap it out with our small downstairs player. I like how sturdy the piece is, we only have a 37" TV on it right now but it could definitely handle a much bigger/heavier TV. All in all we are very pleased with this purchase!
Very nice looking piece of furniture
mike from eagle, ID – Verified Buyer
This is a very nice piece of furniture that was very easy to set up. From the time I opened the box to the time I turned on the flame for the first time was no more than an hour and a half. There are only 8 main pieces to attach to each other and the instructions, although simply written, were clear enough to put together without issue. Added screws to the top of each vertical pieces makes this unit durable, although I would suggest caution when moving. Inserting the fireplace only took 4 screws and was installed within seconds. The flame is very nice and real looking and can illuminate to 5 different levels. The real glow feature is also nice, making the logs look like they are getting hotter and colder. The heater does what it's supposed to do....put out minimal amount of heat. While this can't be used solely to heat a room, it does provide enough heat to take the nip out of the room. Overall I would recommend this product. It is a very stylish, high quality looking piece of furniture. Packing was nice and there were no damaged parts.
As of now 2 stars....
Mikayla from Monrovia, CA – Verified Buyer
We did a ton of research and the real flame models were in our price range so we went for it and bought the Fresno...... There were quite a few negative reviews on other websites for this piece the but not too many on Wayfair (I will also point out that many of the negative reviews were from 2012 and earlier, which makes sense since I'm sure the vendor fixed many of the concerns.) Well, I now have the piece in front of me and I am slightly, well unhappy at the moment. The box wasn't too damaged as many convey, we did have two dings in the wood that can be fixed (we say this bc it's easier to patch/paint than reassemble). HOWEVER, and please keep in mind my husband is a contractor, most of the fittings were loose making this piece have more gaps than usual. Moving on it looks fine to the untrained eye. We could fix those BUT the real flame vividflame system is giving us a reading of "EE" now and there is NO and I REPEAT NO LITERATURE ON HOW TO TROUBLESHOOT!! Go look...BTW if you live on the west coast enjoy the central hours of 9-4?? Humm no wonder.... So at the current moment, while this box is in the middle of my living room I am upset, frustrated
jessica from elgin, IL – Verified Buyer
I am happy I purchased this TV stand. I was a little hesitant at first on purchasing this product after reading some of the reviews, but I figured I would take my chances because it had the look and features I was in search of. I purchased it in white and it looks absolutely perfect in my living room (beige walls, white trim and cherry floors). My cable box, tv, xbox, etc. plugs into a surge protector which easily fits behind the fireplace box out of sight. The heater seems to throw out a lot of heat. I haven't really played around with the heater because it's the middle of summer. So we will see how that does in the winter, although that wasn't a concern of mine when purchasing this unit. I also removed the chain curtain which was easy. What I don't like about the unit are the materials used. It's made from MDF or a similar product. I was aware of that before purchasing. It's not as solid as real wood, but you get what you pay for. I still think the unit is a little over priced, but since I purchased it, the prices have gone down a couple hundred dollars. The reason for my four stars is the fireplace itself is not as realistic as I expected. I had shopped previously at a local fireplace store and I guess I got spoiled. They had electric fireplace inserts that were more realistic with undulating embers and flames. I am thinking about switching out the electric fireplace that came with the TV stand for a higher end unit in the future, however when the lights are off and I am watching TV, the fireplace does give my living room a nice cozy feeling. As for the setup, the TV stand was easy to put together. I am a 35 year old pretty handy woman. My 9 year old son and I had the unit completed in a few hours, my son doing most of the work. Also, it came packaged very securely. There was absolutely no damage as other had complained of. Get ready for a lot of cleanup though. There is a lot of cardboard and Styrofoam to dispose of afterward. If you keep going back to look at this TV stand on Wayfair, as I did for over a month, just bite the bullet. They have the best pricing. You won't be disappointed. I get a lot of compliments and it looks absolutely perfect in my living room!
Tammy from IA – Verified Buyer
The piece is pretty, but not the quality I expected for the price. I debated between getting this one or a different one on this site. Truly I wish I would've chosen the other. It wasn't with a fireplace, and it was under $400. I could easily justify spending $400 and getting this quality of the piece, but not over $600. It also had a two sections with a blemish on each, but I didn't get it put together in the allotted time to try to exchange the two sections. Again, it's pretty. I received it a day early, which was great!! It is a solid piece, but the top piece and the shelves are not made of an easy to wipe off easy. I thought they'd have a glossy sheen to them and just wipe them off with microfiber cloth and be done. It's not that easy, and the dust just spreads. Pretty, but I wish I could easily exchange it for the other one I had in mind, and I'd be super happy. Given the chance, and knowing now how looks in person, I would not have bought it for the price. If I had paid under $400 for this exact piece, I'd be able to overlook the quality of the top wood not being easy to dust, and the blemishes. To clarify, the piece is solid, the 'quality' to me means the ease of caring for it, the glossy appearance of top and shelves.
Charles from Hermitage, PA – Verified Buyer
Just got done hooking up my 70 inch TV and placed it on this fabulous entertainment center. My TV is 63 inches wide and sits perfectly on this entertainment center. The center shipped remarkably fast. Arrived without any damage. It comes in a two box set. The fireplace is one and the wood is the other. Unless you are there and have the delivery guy put it right where you want it, then you better have some help! I was not home when delivered and and they set the packages by the garage. Luckily I had a dolly and was able to bring the large box in the house by myself. Packed very well, laid out the hardware and wood. Took about two hours to assemble, taking my time as I did it by myself. It helps to have a cordless drill for the screws on a low setting made things faster. Very easy to assemble. Needed a second person to help place the top of the unit. The fireplace is awesome for an electric unit. Looking forward to years of enjoyment. This was my first large internet purchase and would surely order from Wayfair again! Thanks!!!!!!
Kristen from Jamaica Plain, MA – Verified Buyer
Ordered this looking for a better solution to a TV stand than what we currently had. Not only does this have clean lines and is beautiful it is very functional. My only issue is a few spots were dinged and scratched. I of course notice after unpacking the whole thing so just decided to keep it vs shipping it back. Do I wish it was perfect when it was delivered yes, is it the end of the world it was dinged in several spots...nope.