Over the weekend I stopped at Lowes for a replacement light bulb for my front porch. They had TV stands with built-in propane or natural-gas fireplaces. They didn't look too bad. If I ever had to buy a new TV stand, I would consider one of these as a backup source of heat only. You can never have enough reserve heat and they could serve a purpose if used sparingly. A few nights a year that warm glow might help me get lucky!