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Frame It: Picture-Perfect Recessed Electric Fireplace Installations

Touchstone Sideline 50 Electric Fireplace framed with wood like artwork

The Touchstone Home Products photo gallery is a great source of inspiration for style tips and installation tricks.  The photo galleries feature customer-submitted images and offer a peek into how others are using Touchstone electric fireplaces, TV lift cabinets and TV lift mechanisms in their projects.  Our team loves seeing the creativity and craftwork of our customers. Recently, we’ve been awed by the custom framed electric fireplaces, shared by Touchstone customers. Pictured, above, the Sideline 50 Electric Fireplace is framed with reclaimed wood. Image credit: customer Mike. 

Sideline 40 Electric Fireplace recessed and framed with white trim
(Sideline® 40 Electric Fireplace, image credit: Customer Don)

How To Frame a Recessed Electric Fireplace

This framing technique is a relatively easy project and adds a unique, custom look to your Touchstone electric fireplace. Once you’ve inserted or attached the electric fireplace to the wall, you can frame it like artwork. You can use reclaimed wood, leftover wall trim, or other framing materials to create a border around the fireplace.

Touchstone Sideline 50 Electric Fireplace framed with wood for a framed recessed installation

Sideline® 50 Electric Fireplace framed with wood, image credit: customer Carol

Touchstone electric fireplaces include faux logs and crystals so you can create your own unique look to match your space. Pair the faux log flame base with driftwood for a beach house style – or accent the crystal flame base with white trim for a ultra modern look.

Simple Solution For Installing In a 2 x 4 Wall

The framed recessed electric fireplace installation is also a simple solution for installing the fireplace in a standard 2 x 4 wall. Like most recessed electric fireplaces, the Sideline Electric Fireplace Series is slightly deeper than a 2 x 4 wall. For those inserting the 5.25-inch deep Sideline directly into the 4 inch space, the fireplace frame will sit about an inch from the bare wall. This 1-inch difference isn't really noticeable and the fireplace looks like it is flush with the wall. Many choose to install the fireplace into a faux stone wall, wood paneled wall or bump out wall, which adds thickness for a flush mount installation. For those who are installing the fireplace in a 2 x 4 bare wall, or mounting directly on the wall (not recessing), a wood or metal frame around the fireplace sits flush with the fireplace and adds personalized style.

More Inspiration

Visit the Touchstone Electric Fireplace Photo Gallery and check out more of our favorite framed wall mount electric fireplace projects, submitted by Touchstone customers.