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Martin has asked for some old creations, so here is one. It’s made from birch plywood. Built in 3 sections and a 1/2" layer of glass on top. The fire place insert was over a grand wholesale but well worth it. My 60" TV sits on top nicely. The colour is minwax with 3 coats of satin on top. We have been enjoying this for 3 years now and it’s built to last a hundred. Thanks all for looking.

-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

The fireplace does provide heat, 1500w. The whole unit seems to attract dust. I must think up a way to positively charge wood using AC a converter and maybe an induction coil….hmmm anyone else on here an electrical engineer, besides me? Maybe a metallic magnetic additive for water based varnish…

-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

So the ‘fireplace’ is just for show? Great work on this. I think the dust must be attracted by that huge TV screen. It must create a lot of static electricity (not that I know anything about electricity).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway

The fireplace insert is made by Dimplex, and it’s electric. No heat related issues Ian, the finish is water based KTM 9. It’s a nitro cellulose replacement in water base form. The total length is over nine foot, and it seems to attract every bit of dust in the house.

-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

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