I took my faux fireplace/space heater and built a custom entertainment stand/fireplace mantle around it. I started using 2×4’s to build the framing of the piece around the heater. This was the most time-consuming part. It took a lot of measuring and figuring on bracing to make it sturdy and to ensure the height and width for the spot I wanted it in. I then cut a larger pine board into two sections and used as the top/mantle. I then used pallet wood to cover the outsides. I chose nails versus screws to blend into the wood better. A pair of clamps you can get at Lowe’s is very helpful here if you are doing the project solo to hold boards in place while nailing on the other side. I then used longer pallet boards to make the trim on the front and sides. Then staining with a dark and red stain on the trim for contrast completed the piece. I then took the TV stand from my old center and using braced 2×4’s on the back screwed the bracket and rails into those braces to hold the TV over the stand itself. All together this project took about 30 or so hours working each night after work to complete.