This is a wonderful idea for anyone who may have an electric fireplace or may be thinking about purchasing one. We bought this standard electric firplace insert with mantle kit. Nothing special and quite frankly it seemed small and boring, but that is all we could afford. To make it more substantial, I had my dad build a small box for it to sit on. We just used left over particle board and then tiled this box. Now it seems more permanent.
So what's so great about this?.......it's completely portable. Knowing that I love to rearrange my furniture, my dad decided it might be wise of him to add casters to the bottom of this box. Now I can have a fireplace in my living room or my dining room or anywhere in my house.
The baseboards in our home were already done when we did this project, so my dad made a template of the trimwork. He then cut the tile to fit the profile of our baseboards, as seen in the picture below. When pushed up to the wall it fits like a glove.