Our house didn't come with a fireplace and is too small to install one, so I did the next best thing - built a faux fireplace. The best place to put it was in the dining room. I think it turned out pretty good. I had to take the mantle part to the local high school wood shop to have cut, but otherwise did the whole thing myself. I love having a mantle to decorate for the seasons. This is the summer look. What do you think?